• Employment Specialist-Glens Falls

    Posted: 06/23/2024

    Employment Specialist-Glens Falls
    Full Time Hourly
    Do you want to experience the satisfaction of assisting individuals with disabilities locate, obtain, and maintain competitive employment? 
    Do you want to help someone develop appropriate work skills and explore options for employment, education, or training? 
    Come join our team and work as an Employment Specialist at NCP@ Unity House in our Glens Falls location! 
    Must possess solid customer service skills or have relevant counseling training/experience.
    Have and/or gain knowledge of barriers to employment faced by individuals with disabilities, how to accommodate for those barriers, and how to advise/educate an employer.
    Must be able to assist with resume development, interview preparation, identify appropriate employment opportunities, and actively engage with employers.
    Have effective organizational and time management skills.
    Ability to be patient and show empathy, advocate for others, make decisions, problem solve, and work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
    Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Ability to attend activities both on and off-site, as well as outside of core working hours.
    Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging. 
    Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and related experience working with individuals with disability is preferred.  An associate’s degree in a relevant field and related work experience will be considered.  Must be able to pass the Justice Center background check. Must have reliable transportation, valid NYS driver’s license.
    Generous time off benefits including 13 paid days off in your first year for full time employment (increases every year); and 56 hours of NYS Sick Leave; and 10 paid holidays plus 2 floating holidays; as well as major medical leave.  Medical/dental/vision/life insurance, and 403b contributions after two years. Plus, gym, tuition and cell phone discounts and a 50% reduction in childcare tuition at A Child's Place. Come work for an agency that cares about their employees and community!
    Unity House is a Rensselaer County-based human service agency that provides a wide range of services to meet the otherwise unmet needs of people in our community who are hurting and struggling. We assist those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with developmental delays. We work to achieve social justice in our community and to create a better understanding of those we serve. 

    As An Equal Opportunity Employer, we commit ourselves to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age, sex, creed, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics national origin, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, military status, pregnancy related condition, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.