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Employment Specialist

Company Name:
Work Opportunities Unlimited
Work Opportunities Unlimited is seeking enthusiastic individuals for rewarding careers on our career services team in the Lanham and Bowie areas. Work Opportunities Unlimited, founded in 1982 is a community-based employment service provider specializing in placing job seekers who experience barriers to employment
Our Career Resource Specialists handle a variety of roles: helping clients develop career goals, teaching pre-vocational and job retention skills, providing life skills training, and coaching our clients to help them maximize success. Position will conduct work assessment trainings.
This position also requires networking within the community, generating and cultivating strong relationships with local businesses and developing partnerships with employers to secure community-based, long-term employment for our diverse roster of clients.
This candidate will support individuals with disabilities.
Successful candidates must be:
Passionate about helping others and making a difference within the community
Compassionate, energetic, enthusiastic and able to motivate others
Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively
Flexible and able to manage an ever-changing caseload
Excellent communicators - both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently and autonomously
Responsibilities:
Community employment support
Job coaching in competitive community employment
On-going training
Direct support to individuals with disabilities
Providing transportation to and from the job site
Valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance required. The chosen candidate will also be required to submit to criminal background and motor vehicle record checks that must meet company standards. Bachelors degree is preferred.
At Work Opportunities Unlimited, we offer competitive wages,
401K, performance bonuses, and other benefits.
This is a part time position with a daytime schedule. This is a community-based position. Travel in and around the Bowie and Lanham area.
If you are enthusiastic, creative, organized, and enjoy a job with both challenges and rewards, please complete our online prescreen and upload your resume at http://www.workopportunities.net/Careers/EmploymentApplication.aspx
Key Words, Employment Specialist, Job Coach, Human Services, Business Development, Job Development, Special Education, Social Services, Career Services, Customer Service, Mental Heath, Direct Support, Job Placement

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