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Employment Specialist in New York at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.
Position Overview:
The Employment Specialist will conduct assessment interviews to gather information relative to client’s skills, education and interests. He /she will Design and facilitate vocational/employment group and maintain an active employment vocational/educational data bank and serve as Program Representative at Workforce and Employment Initiatives and Meetings.  The specialist will identify barriers to employment e.g.-ESL, Substance Abuse , Mental Health and in collaboration with Case Manager make appropriate referrals. Provide career coaching and assist with resume preparation, job search and filing applications.
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


  • Associates degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to assist adults of diverse ethnicities, backgrounds, ages, and sexual preferences.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Evening hours are required.