Employment Opportunities


Tuesday, 29 March, 2022

Employment Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

The Employment Specialist is the member of the Day Services Team responsible for helping each assigned individual secure employment. Focusing on the timely identification of interest in employment, and leveraging the skills embodied in Evidence Based Practices like Support Employment or Individualized Placement and Support (IPS), the Employment Specialist works with participants in the shelter and with employers in the community to find the best possible match of employee and employer.  The Employment Specialist is cross-trained in the other service jobs on this contract (e.g. Benefits Specialist, Housing Navigator, Housing Focused Case Manager), and is able to cross-cover as necessary. This position will report Mon- Friday from either 8am – 4pm or 11am – 7pm

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Bachelors degree in related health, human services, social services, or equivalent required;
  • Minimum 2 years professional experience working in a related health, human service, or social services field required
  • Experience working with IPS or Supported Employment required
  • Experience working with participants who have experienced homelessness and/or supportive housing required
  • Experience with the Housing First model preferred (And experiencing with Critical Time Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Stagewise Case Management also a plus)
  • Experience working with adults experiencing mental health, substance use, and or trauma preferred
  • Experience with non-profit organizations a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Effective interpersonal skills required, along with a high level of discretion and a manner of confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proficiency utilizing electronic health record systems, or participantdata/management information systems. Experience with Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) a plus

Note:   All Community Connections employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless Human Resources has approved a medical or religious exemption.  All new employees will be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination card or have an exemption request approved by Human Resources prior to starting employment.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS OFFERS GREAT BENEFITS INCLUDING:

  • Generous paid time off, including sick, vacation, and 9 paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Agency paid Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Employee paid Voluntary life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Credit union and banking partners including M&T Bank and State Employees Credit Union of Maryland
  • Educational assistance after one year of employment
  • Professional and leadership development to include supervision hours for those on track for clinical licensure

To apply to this job, please email your resume with “Employment Specialist Application” in the subject line to Candice.udodi@ccdc1.org

Community Connections is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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