Assistant Direct Support Counselor of Employment

Join Our Team as an Assistant Direct Support Counselor of Employment at Jewish Community Services !



Are you ready to make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals with varying abilities? At Jewish Community Services (JCS), a proud non-profit human service agency under the Associated Federation of Baltimore, we’re dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive community for all. We’re seeking an enthusiastic Assistant Supported Employment Specialist to join our team and be part of something truly special.

Position: Assistant Direct Support Counselor of Employment 

Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Location: Field Based Baltimore City and Baltimore County Area

As an Assistant Direct Support Counselor of Employment at JCS, you’ll be at the heart of our mission to empower and uplift individuals with varying abilities. Your day-to-day will be dynamic and impactful:

Creating Connections: Arrive onsite at 9am to meet clients, working in small groups or one-on-one, building meaningful relationships that foster growth.

On-the-Road Adventure: Hop in your vehicle and drive up to 4 clients to various volunteer sites and community locations. Visit clients at work in the afternoon.

Empowering Independence: Help clients learn essential work readiness skills such as communication, social interactions, time management, and independence.

Championing Inclusion: Foster an environment where every individual feels valued, understood, and included. Familiarity with disability-friendly language is key.

Workplace Advocacy: Develop strong relationships with volunteer coordinators and employers to advocate for our clients, ensuring their success and growth.

Guiding Growth: Visit clients at their worksites to provide support and ensure a positive work experience.

Documenting Impact: Utilize your excellent time management skills to complete required documentation and progress notes within 24 hours of client interactions.

Community Engagement: Accompany clients to Department of Social Services, Mobility, and other community resources as needed.

Your Qualifications:

  • Compassionate Advocate: Passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with varying abilities.
  • Road Warrior: Possess a clean driving record and the ability to transport clients in your own vehicle.
  • Time Management Pro: Excellent time management skills to balance onsite sessions, transportation, and paperwork.
  • Inclusive Mindset: Knowledge or experience working with individuals with varying abilities, and familiarity with disability-friendly language.
  • Relationship Builder: Skilled at developing rapport with clients and collaborating with employers and coordinators.
  • Problem Solver: Quick thinking and adaptable in dynamic environments.
  • Detail-Oriented: Strong documentation skills, ensuring accurate and timely record-keeping.
  • Team Player: Thrive in a collaborative environment that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

**Why Join JCS? **

Be a part of an organization that values every individual’s unique abilities, providing meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth. We offer comprehensive training, competitive compensation, and a chance to be a true advocate for positive change.

If you’re ready to embark on a journey that combines passion, purpose, and growth, apply today to become an Assistant Support Employment Specialist at JCS. Let’s make a difference together!

Comprehensive Benefit Plan + 401(k) + Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays + Free JCC gym membership (taxes apply) + Professional Development Opportunities + Legal Shield + Pet Insurance + MD 529 College Savings Plans + Competitive Salary + Free CEU Opportunities + Supervision for Licensure

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Jewish Community Services (JCS), a comprehensive human service agency, provides programs and services for people of all ages and backgrounds, helping them achieve their goals, enhance their wellbeing, and maximize their independence.

Jewish Community Services (JCS) is an equal opportunity employer.

The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore and its Agencies are equal opportunity employers, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.

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