Work Opportunities Unlimited
Employment Specialist- Full-time or part-time opportunities!
Work Opportunities Unlimited is looking for a driven and positive Employment Specialist to join our team in Washington, DC. We are a community-based and award-winning human services organization that is made up of passionate, determined & dedicated team members who are impacting YOUR local community every day!
Why choose WOU for your next career?
- Flexible schedule during day-time hours, Monday – Friday.
- Competitive and accrued paid time off.
- Ten paid holidays.
- 401(k) enrollment with company match.
- Career development opportunities based on your growth potential!
- A culture of peer support and a family-like team environment.
- Serve your community while having fun!
- Supportive technology to help you succeed – laptop provided!
- Open door culture – call anyone, at any time, about anything!
What you’ll be doing:
- Supporting adults and youths with disabilities or other barriers to employment to obtain a job.
- Creating career goals with your clients and helping with their job search.
- Teaching vocational skills: interview preparation, writing resumes and cover letters.
- Coaching: provide on-site support for your clients’ work as they learn the responsibilities of the role.
- Traveling to meet clients in their local community to support with employment goals.
- Business developing: foster relationships with local businesses to find opportunities for clients.
- Writing daily notes, track monthly progress and goals using our online portal.
- You have a bachelor’s degree with one year of direct experience OR an associate degree with two years of direct experience OR four years total experience working around individuals with disabilities.
- You have a passion for helping others and a knack for connecting with people.
- You’re curious, outcome-driven, and love to ask questions.
- You’re interested in Human Services and thrive being out in the community – you prefer to leave the desk behind!
- You are a covered driver for an auto insurance policy & are comfortable transporting others in your vehicle.
Ready for the next step? Apply today for our Employment Specialist position.
Submit an application or send your resume!
Questions? Call us at 1-866-761-1347
About Work Opportunities Unlimited
Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) is an innovative, progressive organization dedicated not only to employment outcomes for job seekers and employers, but to the satisfaction and development of all employees, who we refer to as team members. With an emphasis on the training and professional development of qualified team members, WOU fosters a fun yet disciplined work environment that results in services of the highest quality. Armed with an experienced and diverse workforce of dedicated professionals, the team at WOU has been producing successful employment outcomes for those with barriers to employment since the company’s inception in 1982.