Employment Specialist

St. Joe County and Elkhart County, Indiana


Do you enjoy helping people find their path in life? Are you interested in helping people with disabilities find meaningful employment? If so, you may be a good fit for this position.

Traveling throughout St. Joseph and Elkhart counties, this position requires excellent communication skills with the ability to speak to local businesses about their hiring needs and the benefits of hiring an individual with a disability. You will need to develop strong relationships with companies and with the individuals we serve. You will also need to have the skill to manage time wisely and meet job placement expectations. We know that getting a job is the most significant indicator of improved quality of life for an individual with a disability. You will be changing lives! We offer excellent benefits, flexible schedule and much more.

Salary - Starting at $15/hour, commensurate with experience and education


Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide employment services to include job development, job matching, job training and retaining activities.

  • Provide program management services to assigned consumers, coordinating and implementing services

  • Maintain accurate and thorough forms, records, and reports as required

  • Function with a flexible work schedule that is constantly altered due to consumer/employer needs

  • Demonstrate skill in assessing and meeting needs of the business community

  • Demonstrate knowledge or ability to learn about services, resources, and regulations related to achieving employment outcomes to include Social Security, Medicaid, and other related plans as appropriate

  • Ability to work with consumers experiencing a diverse range of abilities

  • Provide coverage for other staff as schedule dictates


Environmental Conditions:

Work is performed in a variety of settings depending on the employment site of clients served as well as for the school positions, dependent on schools served. Exposure of noise, heat, cold, humidity, and other environmental conditions. Time is spent driving to numerous businesses and other locations within the area.


Position Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred in Rehabilitation, Psychology or appropriate alternative, and one year of related work experience. Consideration will be given for an Associate's degree and three years of related work experience or a high school diploma and five years of related work experience. Work experience with individuals experiencing a disability as well as experience in a variety of employment settings is preferred. Requires effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Driver's license, good driving record, and reliable transportation are also required. No evidence of illegal drug use or drug abuse. Must pass a drug screen. No evidence of criminal activity involving a dependent population or any violent criminal activity. Bending, walking, and stooping, as well as lifting up to 50 pounds, to assist clients as needed. Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to meet client's employment needs.