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Employment Specialist - Human Services!

Location: Waterbury, CT, United States
Schedule: M-F 8-4 Flex

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At Ability Beyond, you can be Accepted, Celebrated, & Impactful!     

Location: Torrington and Waterbury

Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30 FLEX (Full Time)    

Salary: $45,000 / year    

Travel Requirements: Around 150 to 175 miles biweekly (gas milage reimbursement)     


  • Provide vocational supports using the Individual Placement and Support Evidence Based Model to clients referred through the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
  • No day is the same in career development, which keeps it exciting! As an Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for assisting clients in finding integrated, competitive employment.
  • You will network to identify opportunities in the individual's preferred field, provide supplemental training for the clients on the job, and provide support to help clients maintain their employment.
  • Responsibilities include goal setting, resume writing, interview skill building, soft skills and job coaching, and networking with businesses through job developing.
  • Occasionally provide transportation to clients to job sites for interviews in a safe manner.
  • Documentation includes consistently and accurately completing all require Ability Beyond and funder documentation to expected standards.
  • You will provide ongoing follow up for each job placement including site visits, and arranged meetings away from work sites.
  • This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get into human services, recent college graduates, someone looking for a non-office-based role, or anyone looking for a career change.


  • Extensive paid training and certification program
  • Generous benefit package (medical, dental, vision, pet insurance)
  • Paid time off (increases over years of service)
  • Self-directed retirement plan options (403B)
  • PSLF loan forgiveness eligibility
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program including mental health resources
  • Ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging initiatives
  • Accredited certification programs in direct care, leadership, and other specialties
  • Employee mentorship program
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamwork


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in the human service field. May substitute no less than eight (8) years of related work experience for the Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Valid Driver’s License is required
  • Requires daily use of registered, insured vehicle for transportation of clients served
  • Experience or interest in human services or health services preferred

To see the day in the life of an Employment Specialist at Ability Beyond, click the link here:    

Career Development - Life of An Employment Specialist (    




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