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Employment Specialist

at Community Options, Inc.

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: dcf2c9a4-dee4-4291-b4f0-59ab04348c0c
Keywords: employment

Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 10 states. 

We are seeking an Employment Specialist in Albuquerque, NM to work within a community-based employment setting to assist in supervising and training our individuals on how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social skills needed for successful employment.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments.
  • 2 years related work experience, preferably with individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of employer expectations and local job market.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Valid Drivers’ License.


  • Provide the necessary assistance for the individual to be placed in competitive employment and maintain employment.
  • Assist individuals in reinforcing essential skills, or teaching new skills appropriate to developing a resume, conducting a successful job interview, and completing a job application.
  • Work side by side with the individual at their job site to ensure it is broken down into manageable components.
  • Complete any unfinished work of the employee during the initial training process.
  • Identify and help solve problems before they become a crisis for the individual, employer, or coworkers.
  • Build a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Communicate employee’s progress to the employer, family, residential staff, and other professionals.
  • Accurately complete all in-house documentation.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • May transport participants in own vehicle (if applicable).
  • Work will take place in the administrative office, community, and in the homes.

Competitive Benefits:

  • Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Paid Holidays—Including a Birthday Holiday
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Incentive & Discount Programs
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities

If interested, please click apply now or send resume to:

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Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer