Way Station, Inc.
  • Frederick County
  • Frederick, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Nature of Work:

This is a direct service position offered by Way Station, Inc. requiring general knowledge of developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders, and specific knowledge and skill in rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. The primary role of the Employment Specialist is to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive employment in traditional community settings.  Employment Specialists conduct all phases of vocational services including engagement, assessment, job search, job development and job support.

Duties:

Provides on-site and off-site job coaching services, provides employee development services, participates in job development/analyzes potential job sites at area businesses, educates clients about entitlement systems and their responsibility for reporting required employment information to Social Security, DSS, IRS, etc., assists clients in accessing external resources and work incentives necessary to support vocational plans.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred but an AA in a related field with at least two years of experience in an employment program is also acceptable.
  • Two years of positively referenced relevant work experience.
  • Valid full driver's license (CANNOT be provisional status); 4 passenger vehicle; auto insurance; clean / safe driving record with minimal infractions.
  • Must be able to clear state and federal background checks.

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Company overview: Way Station, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate and quality behavioral health care, housing and employment services to adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance addictions; children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges; veterans with service needs. Way Station embraces the principles of recovery and resilience and is committed to providing evidence-based, consumer-driven, and family-focused services. Headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, Way station has programs in four counties in Maryland and employs over 600 people.

Way Station is an EOE/M/F/D/V Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Way Station, Inc.
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