Services for the Underserved

  • Employment Specialist

    Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
    Behavioral Health
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    The Employment Specialist provide work readiness / skills training, job development services and supportive

    services to consumers participating in the Employment Services program




    • Allocates competitive employment positions in the community
    • Provides hands on job training to consumers at job sites
    • Maintains on-going liaison with job sites
    • Keeps abreast of consumer’s employment progress in a timely and efficient manner
    • Maintains updated information and progress notes in consumer case records
    • Assists consumers with job readiness and search activities
    • Co-facilitates weekly Work Readiness Seminar
    • Provides direct counseling and on-going assessments as needed
    • Represents the agency to the community at large and participates in professional meetings
    • Reports all relevant information to supervisor and program staff
    • Interprets relevant information to resolve problems, effectively balances considerations and alternatives to make sound decisions
    • Handles unexpected situations by responding effectively to challenges, deadlines and emergencies
    • Provides timely, accurate and clear documentation according to established policies and procedures
    • Applies time management skills to work effectively within given deadlines, carries out directives, organizes own time and prioritizes workload effectively while using resources wisely
    • Willingness to initiate new ideas, consistently looks for better ways of doing things
    • Demonstrates effective verbal, written, and listening skills
    • Works well as part of a team
    • Can be relied upon to be available as needed, modeling good attendance and punctuality practices
    • Responds to consumer needs promptly, accurately and with courtesy and respect, models appropriate behavior, represents the organization in a positive and appropriate manner to outside resources
    • Supports the missions and values of SUS and draws attention to behavior that undermines group effectiveness or is inconsistent with core values
    • Maintains confidentiality of consumers and staff
    • Maintains positive enthusiasm toward job accountabilities and objectives, persists with extra effort and overcomes obstacles to get the job done
    • All other duties as assigned




    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Two - three years’ experience working with special needs (preferably mental health) populations preferred
    • Must have good training skills, communication skills, writing skills, computer literary. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred
    • Must be available to work flexible hours on occasion


    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island. Learn more about S:US, our mission, and values by visiting


    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance; 403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


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