Position Overview: The Employment Specialist develops relationships with employers to create internship and job opportunities for students and participants in Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) and Marino Campus (MC) programs. This position also assists individuals with developmental disabilities to create and implement a plan to successfully obtain and maintain a competitive employment position. The Employment Specialist provides job coaching during internship assignments and during initial periods of employment. The Employment Specialist reports directly to the Lead Employment Specialist.
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of successful experience in counseling, job placement, job coaching or a public vocational rehabilitation program is required. At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities providing job coaching experience is preferred. Equivalent experience in lieu of education will be considered.