Full Time Employment Specialist

Full Time Employment Specialist needed to provide counseling and support for individuals who seek to enter or re-enter the work force and are living with a mental illness or co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness.   The Employment Specialist helps individuals with resume writing, job applications, preparing for interviews, and post-employment follow-up and support.  Duties include comprehensive vocational assessments, individual and group classes on resume writing, mock job interviews, service coordination with collateral providers, and developing partnerships with employers to facilitate job placements.  Position requires a BA degree in Psychology or Human Services, electronic record keeping, and reliable daily transportation; prior work experience in Workforce Development or Human Resources preferred.  Successful candidates will have basic knowledge of motivational interviewing, person centered practice, and the ADA.  Two years of similar work experience may be substituted for college degree.     Hours are 9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday with occasional overtime.   Starting salary $23/hour  with paid time off, health benefits, and retirement plan.

To apply for the position you must complete the Application and e-mail cover letter, application and resume to hr@fellowshipplace.org, Fax to 203-789-4451 or mail to Fellowship Place, 441 Elm St, New Haven, CT 06511.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Please note that resumes without a cover letter stating which position you are applying for and application will not be considered.

Application deadline 05/31/24

NOTE: All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Fellowship Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.