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Job Title: Employment Support Specialist

Date Last Updated: 8/24/2014
Job ID #: 11087

Role/Job Category: Other
Organization Name: Jewish Social Service Agency
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Status: Full-Time


Employment Support Specialist
Jewish Social Service Agency

General Overview:
JSSA’s Employment and Career Services supported employment team has given hope to and made a significant difference in the lives of many adults with special needs who seek meaningful employment.  Our team has a well-designed methodology for assisting our special needs clients obtain and retain meaningful employment and self-sufficiency. Vocational Assessment, job readiness workshops, one on one job development, coaching, employer advocacy and transitioning youth and building relationships with schools are but a few of the services we provide. We are seeking a full-time Employment Support Specialist.

Position Qualifications:
Candidate will have at least 3 years of proven experience providing job readiness training to individuals with disabilities.  Bachelors or Master’s degree in Special Education, psychology or other related and relevant course of study required.   Successful candidate will have a track record of developing relationships with area companies as potential employers for individuals with special needs. Additional duties include assisting with job search, resume development and on-site employer advocacy. Exceptional customer service and communication skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment with rigid deadlines are necessary attributes. Occasional evening hours, weekends and holidays may be required. Reliable independent transportation and incumbent will be based out of our Silver Spring office but will travel regularly to the Ina Kay location.  Spanish speaking a plus.

Location                                                                        Location     
The Ina Kay Building                                                  9900 Georgia Avenue    
200 Wood Hill Road                                                   Silver Spring, MD 20902
Rockville, MD  20850

Apply Now:
Please submit the following application materials to

  • Cover letter indicating the position you are applying for and include salary requirements; and
  • Resume; and
  • Contact information for 3 supervisory references.

About JSSA:
The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 37,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services. 

We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice.  As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development.  We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance.  Learn more about us at We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/M/F/D


Desired Education Degree/Level: Bachelor's

Career Level: 2-5 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job: JFNA-MCLE-RW
Contact Title: Consultant
Preferred Contact Method: E-mail
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