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Employment Specialist, Workforce Development

Position: Employment Specialist                        

Department: Workforce Development

Reports to: Director, Workforce Development                            

Exempt/Non Exempt: Non-Exempt


Summary: The Employment Specialist assists in the development of employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and also provides job coaching and career discovery activities as needed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist assigned program participants (caseload) in the development, implementation, monitoring and updating of Individual Plans that include specific goals related to their vocational progress.

  • Provide job coaching services as required for all individuals on caseload when needed.

  • Provide career discovery activities as appropriate, for individuals enrolled in Supported Employment.

  • Evaluate, monitor and document program participant’s progress in accordance with funding source regulations and League policies and procedures.

  • Complete and submit daily and/or monthly reports for each participant, as required.

  • Serve as The League’s liaison with the program participant’s DORS counselor, Service Coordinator, employer and family, as required.

  • Actively participate in each program participant’s Individual Team Meeting (Annual and Interim).

  • Provide assistance in obtaining employment related supports (i.e., transportation, assistive technology, reasonable accommodations, as required.

  • Remain knowledgeable about local labor market trends, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other laws and regulations related to vocational rehabilitation.

  • Provide mobility training as assigned.

  • Maintain complete and accurate participant files.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Employment Services

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect).


Qualification Requirements:

  • Reliable transportation with no more than two (2) points on license

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, be self-motivated and able to work independently.


Educational and/or Experience:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Minimum one (1) year working with individuals with disabilities (including mental/behavioral health)

  • Sales, marketing, and/or job recruitment/placement experience preferred.

Preference given to candidates with experience working with mental/behavioral health.



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