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Employment Coordinator

Frederick, MD
Job Type

Job Title: Employment Coordinator

Department: Workforce Development


§ Responsible for coordinating vocational services for youth and adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment including job readiness and training, career discovery, and retention services for persons seeking employment within Frederick and Carroll Counties.


  • Reports to the Workforce Development Manager


  • This position does not maintain any supervisory responsibilities


  • EDUCATION: Possession of bachelor’s degree within human services industry preferred. Consideration given to internal candidates who have demonstrated competence in relevant experience
  • EXPERIENCE: Demonstrate history of training, case management, and/or employment development for persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment. Must demonstrate ability to administer 1:1 and small group curriculum. Previous experience working with federal and state regulated and funded programs, such as of the Division of Rehabilitation Services, is preferred
  • Current driver's license, clean driving record, adequate levels of vehicle insurance and personal vehicle. May require travel between both Frederick and Carroll Counties. Willingness and ability to drive both personal and company vehicles, including vans, as necessary
  • Must maintain the ability to pass a criminal background check and drug testing
  • Flexibility to work weekends or evenings as needed
  • SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the ability to obtain competence in ETO Software and other database software. Must demonstrate competence in using Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint


  • Ability to adjust teaching methods to help persons enrolled in services to reach their full potential
  • Passion for developing and empowering others to help them reach their goals
  • Ability to work independently and achieve deliverables successfully and accurately
  • Ability to recognize and focus on the “Big Picture” and future of services
  • Demonstration of flexibility and team mentality
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with people of diverse characteristics
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and projects and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Demonstrates sound innate presumptions of ability, intellect, and positive intentions of people
  • Incorporation of person-centered philosophies within program delivery and interaction with peers
  • Patience
  • Creativity
  • Desire to provide global impact to the community to positively change lives
  • Results-oriented
  • Desire to exceed status quo of providing services
  • Belief that all people can achieve their goals despite perceived barriers
  • Passion for and willingness to advocate on behalf of individuals’ interests, goals and desires


  • Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive and progressive community relationships with organizational leaders, employers, persons served, and other partners maintaining missions geared towards community impact and social change
  • Possess knowledge and/or desire to build experience of various human service populations such as, but not limited to transitioning youth, post-secondary and college students, persons with acquired and developmental disabilities, veterans, job seekers, persons with a history of addiction, adjudicated youth, persons with criminal backgrounds, elderly, etc.
  • Demonstrate competence in obtaining and developing vocational, person-centered, and holistic outcomes for persons receiving services
  • Demonstrate understanding of impact and implication of family, community, and system dynamics
  • Provide excellent customer service to staff, clients and the public and remain calm, exhibiting the highest level of professionalism under stressful situations
  • Computer literacy including ability to create, teach, and utilize Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Experience customizing pre-developed curriculum to fit the learning styles of classroom participants
  • Ability to create and tailor effective resumes and cover letters for specific industries and job descriptions
  • Effectively communicate with others (both verbally and written)
  • Must have a vehicle in which to perform company business and ensure driving record is in accordance with company requirements and maintain adequate levels of insurance on personal vehicle
  • Ability and desire to work within an ever-changing environment
  • Must be able to facilitate 1:1 and small group training.


  • Provide coordination of services for community clients and employees participating in Workforce Development services by:
  • Completing intake and orientation to employment services program for newly enrolled participants
  • Conducting initial and ongoing employment assessments for individuals to determine appropriate services, goals and individual plans
  • Assisting person served with developing and tracking progress for self-directed employment plans
  • Referring individuals in need of community resources such as personal and family supports, financial, employment, cognitive, behavioral and physical health, housing, acquisition of personal care items to appropriate partnering agencies
  • Tracking performance and progress of individuals participating in vocational services in ETO database in a timely manner
  • Providing one-on-one counseling to individuals regarding career planning and job search strategies
  • Providing job leads specific to individual interests as well as information for job fairs
  • Provide intense, direct services to funded program participants by:
  • Providing training and supports to persons enrolled in career development courses in 1:1 and small group settings
  • Providing training and support to youth and adults with disabilities referred by the Division of Rehabilitation Services and other partnering organizations
  • Conducting job readiness, soft skills and skill building workshops
  • Assisting persons served to prepare resumes, cover letters, and apply to jobs
  • Assisting with job preparation activities including conducting and coordinating mock interviews, job trials, functional skill assessments, and assuring that persons has appropriate work and interview attire
  • Supporting persons on job interviews and during onboarding procedures
  • Working with team to assist program participants with addressing employment barriers such as transportation, benefits counseling, and reasonable accommodations
  • Providing on-site and off-site job coaching to support person to reach independence within their work setting
  • Administer various curriculum within small group settings including but not limited to Employment Readiness Workshops, Thinking for Change at Frederick County Work Release Center (requires certification), Basic Computer, Work and Excel courses, and various 1-day workshops as developed by Workforce Development management team
  • Provide certified Benefits Counseling to persons enrolled in services
  • Support organization by:
  • Attending and representing agency at job fairs and other scheduled community events as designated by management team
  • Assisting employees with enrolling into existing services
  • Providing information regarding community resources that benefit employees and persons enrolled in services
  • Support the Workforce Development team by:
  • Completing accurate and timely progress notes electronically
  • Completing monthly notes and billing procedures timely and accurately
  • Maintaining efficiencies in supporting persons by adhering to funding guidelines and maximizing efforts to assist individuals to obtain employment
  • Attending team, department and organizational meetings
  • Attend and coordinate team meetings of persons served
  • Complete mandated trainings as well as trainings offered to build competencies to support programming efforts
  • Maintain flexibility in schedule and in duties to support other team members when assistance is needed
  • Overtime and flextime (including evening and weekend hours) may be needed
  • Maintaining positivity and encouragement
  • Other duties as assigned by Workforce Development Manager


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401k
  • Accrued Sick Leave/Vacation Days
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Discount

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