Job Developer/Employment Specialist
The Workforce Development department is currently seeking a dynamic individual to join our team! We are currently seeking a Job Developer/Employment Specialist. This position is responsible for working with community and local businesses to secure meaningful and appropriate employment opportunities for program participants in Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and the surrounding areas. Special consideration will be given to candidates fluent in American Sign Language.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and establish positive relationships with local business and industry leading to quality job placements for participants in the Vocational Services Program according to targeted outcome goals.
• Along with participant, develop an Individual Job Placement plan that clearly identifies individual’s job objectives and goals for reaching the objectives along with target dates for achieving objectives and goals, strategies for achieving goals and parties responsible for achievement of objective and goals.
• Conduct individual or group sessions with job ready participants addressing job finding, interviewing, resume development and any issues that need to be identified along with solutions (i.e. need for accommodations, criminal background, etc.)
• Maintain system of employer contacts allowing for a shared database of potential employers that identifies types of jobs, job requirements and contact person so that other participants may be able to match person to potential jobs and employer
• Provide on-site assistance with interviews, orientation, initial job training, and continued support
• Completes progress reports, job development logs, and submits data collection
• Provide and make arrangements for League staff to provide training on employment of persons with disabilities in business and industry
• Attend meetings, conferences, committee meetings and trainings required or assigned
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred (may combine college credit and work experience to substitute for degree)
• Minimum three (3) years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities, especially related to job readiness and/or placement.
• Preferably 2-3 years of successful sales and/or job development experience
• Experience working with Developmental Disabilities Administration, Division of Rehabilitation Services and/or DHMH
• Strong skill in American Sign Language preferred
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug screening
• Must have access to an automobile
• Must have no more than two points on driver’s license
• Must have proof of up-to-date automobile insurance
• Must possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Outlook
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule and able to work overtime, when needed
• Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be self-motivated and able to work independently
• Must be able to participate, learn and apply topics contained in required training courses