Arc of Howard
  • Ellicott City, MD, USA
  • Full Time


The Arc of Howard County is seeking an Employment Specialist to provide a variety of person centered supports to help job seekers identify their career interests and obtain employment in their communities. The ideal candidate must be committed to The Arc's mission of achieving full community life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ' one person at a time. This candidate would also be professional, open-minded, flexible and persistent.

Shift: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM [40 hours]


  • Use person centered and community employment planning to help the people they are supporting identify their career and employment interests.
  • Provide ongoing job supports such as job coaching, systematic instruction, travel training, personal care assistance, behavioral supports and other delegate tasks applicable to the employment activities.
  • Assist the people they are supporting in acquiring the necessary resources to achieve their employment objectives.
  • Support people to navigate and prepare for the application and interview process.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with area businesses.
  • USe technology such as smartphones and laptops to communicate with other stakeholders and complete necessary paperwork for the position. 

Required Knowledge/Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a GED or High School Diploma
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Valid Maryland's driver license and daily access to an insured vehicle to travel
  • Excellent time management and customer service skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to successfully complete all agency required training
  • Experience assisting people to seek and/or obtain employment (Preferred)
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