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Employment Specialist

Our Supportive Employment Program (SEMP) in Albany, NY, has an Employment Specialist position available. This is a Full-Time hourly position working 35 hours Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Flexibility is required. Evening and weekend hours as needed to support the people on your caseload at their work site. The Employment Specialist rate of pay is $18.00 per hour. This position will provide direct support to people with their employment and vocational service goals. You will assist the people on your caseload to develop employment skills and maintain their job readiness. You will support the person in seeking and obtaining employment in their community.

Want to be a WWAARC Employment Specialist and join our Team? Our Employment Specialists are required to be 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license that meets WWAARC insurability standards. Required to secure and maintain all certifications and trainings required by WWAARC. This includes but is not limited to, Medication Administration, 1st Aid & CPR, Decision Driving, and SCIP-R. Preferred Master’s degree or bachelor’s degree in Human Services/Business or related field and 1 year experience working with people with intellectual and other development disabilities OR a combination of education and 2 yrs. experience, which in the judgment of the agency, is equivalent to these standards. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

What’s in it for You? You will work where you AND the work you do are valued. We are an Albany Times Union Top Workplace for two consecutive years! And a Top USA Workplace 2022. We offer a positive work environment, focused on quality, professional growth, and development. A partial list of what we have to offer; generous planned time off, sick time, group health & dental insurance, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) available.

Ready to Apply/Transfer? To apply a completed WWAARC application is required. Applications can be submitted through our website at or contact to have the application emailed/mailed to you. For current WWAARC team members email a transfer request form to Human Resources.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer WWAARC will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other characteristic protected under applicable law. WWAARC is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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