Employment Placement - Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
Full Job Description
Families Forward, a Fedcap program, in South Portland, ME is looking to hire a full-time Employment Placement / Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist to create volunteer and employment opportunities for our program participants.
This community position in human services earns a competitive wage of $42,000 - $50,000/yr. We provide excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), short- and long-term disability, a 403(b) plan, an employee assistance plan, a future moms program, and life insurance.
Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking to build a successful career as an employment specialist? Would you like to be part of a respected human services nonprofit that is passionate about serving its community? If this sounds like the right opportunity to help your community, apply today to join our nonprofit!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT / VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST
As an Employment Placement / Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist in human services, you work with nonprofit organizations and employers to coordinate volunteer and employment opportunities for our clients. As you build trust and rapport, you're able to get our program participants fully engaged. You get to know them along with their skills and interests in order to help find the best opportunities. Participants are matched based on their vocational evaluations, work requirements, and needs for accommodations.
You're sure to validate retention benchmarks at 30, 90, and 180 days for working participants. You also conduct follow-up calls and check-ins with them to ensure that they are meeting their required hours. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with employers and nonprofit organizations is an important part of your job. You reach out to them on a regular basis to learn about new vacancies. You check in to ensure their satisfaction with the individuals you have placed with them.
When concerns pop up, you are quick to take action and find resolutions. With attention to detail, you keep meticulous records and documentation of all communication that occurs between participants and employers. Working with WRI and others, you host hiring events within the community. You create and employ recruitment strategies for hiring events, retention events, and on-site employer panels. You love making a difference in your community, and that's why this employment specialist position is perfect for you!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT / VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST
- Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience
Experience working as a placement specialist in a nonprofit environment is preferred, but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Can you easily establish and maintain working relationships with others? Is your attention to detail exceptional? Can you effectively prioritize tasks while demonstrating good time management? If yes, you might just be perfect for this community position with our human services nonprofit!
ABOUT FAMILIES FORWARD
Founded in 1935, the Fedcap Group is the parent company of a growing number of top-tier nonprofit agencies dedicated to serving over 300,000 children and adults each year across the United States and the United Kingdom. Families Forward was created to meet the needs of the people in Maine. We're a human services organization committed to helping individuals obtain long-term economic well-being. We work hard to provide access to employment, training, education, and community resources.
Nearly 60% of our staff have lived in Maine for over 20 years. "Mainers" to the core, our team models the strong work ethic and integrity our state is known for. We value each and every employee! This is why we provide competitive compensation, robust benefits, and plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
WORK SCHEDULE FOR AN EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT / VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALIST
This full-time position in human services works the day shift during business hours.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this job with our nonprofit, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
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