Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • CHAI Services - Day and Employment Programming
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • $50,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The Disabilities Employment Specialist empowers people with disabilities and enriches lives through employment.Be on the front lines of educating and inspiring local businesses about successful disability inclusive hiring practices!

An opportunity for a passionate, patient, and innovative self-starter, who is confident engaging employers and hiring managers.


  • $50,000/yr starting salary
  • Full-time, non-exempt, position 40 hours/week
  • Hybrid schedule including field work throughout Greater Boston (mileage reimbursed), Canton and Waltham offices, and work from home
  • Paid time off includes ample sick time and 22 days of vacation, in addition to national and some Jewish holidays 
  • Immediate eligibility for medical insurance, dental, vision, retirement plan; no waiting period 


Responsibilities of the Disabilities Employment Specialist

  • Work with individuals with mild to moderate intellectual/developmental disabilities explore their vocational interests, and help them find and maintain independent jobs in the community
  • Provide comprehensive supported employment supports for caseload including:
    • Skill and interest assessment, individualized job searching, and vocational training
    • Create relationships with employers in the community
    • Job application and interview assistance
    • Customize job tasks to meet employer needs and job seeker's skills
    • Initial job coaching at hire, then supports fade to check-ins
    • Employer/employee relations
  • Communicate collaboratively and proactively with collateral contacts


Requirements of the Disabilities Employment Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree in human services, teaching, business or related field
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (in a vocational or community integrated settings preferred)
  • Experience in business/marketing/sales/fundraising/working with employers is a plus
  • Excellent Interpersonal Communication Skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to problem solve in innovative ways
  • Ability to manage a flexible schedule independently and self-regulate schedule to meet billing expectations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable, insured vehicle'involves regular travel in the Greater Boston area in your personal vehicle with milage reimbursed at the federal mileage reimbursement rate
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Outlook

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience needed for the responsibilities of this position.



For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of ALL faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Our work is guided by core tenets of faith and commitment not by bureaucratic processes or a desire to maximize profits. Our goal is to improve lives and improve the world which is part of what makes JF&CS a special place.

We have a strong culture of professional development, work-life balance, and promoting from within. Staff members run educational and fun groups on-site, and during non-pandemic times, take participants out into the community to volunteer, work out, and do other fun activities. 

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston


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