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

Nature of Work

This is a direct service position offered by Way Station, Inc. through its Community Employment Program. 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. This is a salaried position. The CEP Specialist is expected, through training and experience, to exercise independent judgment with supervision of the CEP Manager. 

Position Requirements: Knowledge, Abilities, and Skill

  • Ability to work with external agencies, such as community businesses and other vocational service organizations.
  • Ability to work autonomously with demonstrated creativity, initiative and commitment.
  • Knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation concepts and the role of work in rehabilitation.
  • Willingness to examine ones own behavior, feelings, and attitudes to facilitate a productive relationship with members, staff, business people, providers, administrators, and officials from others organizational and government agencies.
  • Knowledge of current theories of contributing factors in and effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and deaf/hearing impaired.
  • Knowledge of current effective approaches being used to assist persons with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and deaf/hearing impaired and skills in facilitating community integration through work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain empowering, trust relationships with WSI members and their families.
  • Ability to communicate Way Stations mission to the community through daily interactions with neighbors, business people, etc.
  • Ability to conduct group meetings with members, staff, employers and significant others to facilitate problem solving.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform individual assessment, planning and implementation in both structured and unstructured settings.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Skill in time management and organization of job activities.
  • Skills in word processing and ability to learn computer skills. 

Position Requirements: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in related field preferred but an Associate's Degree in a related field with at least two years of experience in an employment program is also acceptable.
  • Two years positively referenced relevant work experience.
  • Valid full driver's license and safe driving record. Driver's license cannot be provisional status.
  • Possession or use of a four passenger car to be used to transport Way Station members and a copy of a valid certificate of automobile insurance.
  • Must be covered under an active auto insurance policy and a valid copy of auto insurance is required prior to hire.

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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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