Employment Specialist - The Providence Center

Providence, RI

Post Date: 06/14/2018 Job ID: 946 Industry: Health & Human Services

Skills for Rhode Island' s Future (Skills RI) is recruiting Employment Specialists for The Providence Center in Providence, RI.  

Please read more about Skills RI at the end of this job description.


JOB TITLE: Employment Specialists

RATE OF PAY:  $16-$28 per hour

HOURS: Full-Time



Coordinate vocational and employment services in conjunction with multi-disciplinary team members in order to support individuals in identifying, securing and maintaining employment opportunities of their choice

Orient referred individuals to Employment Resources, available services, departmental goals and philosophies; complete intakes and schedule follow-up services in a timely manner

Develop and implement individual employment and treatment plans in accordance with written evaluations and assessments, related reports, identified strengths and barriers and the individual' s stated goals, needs and interests

Participate as a multi-disciplinary team member of Continuing Treatment and Community and Employment Resources, effectively communicating consumer status in order to ensure service/treatment coordination and optimal level of care

Coordinate consumer and departmental relations with Office of Rehabilitation Services including; initial referral for services, intakes development and completion of Individual Pre-Placement Profiles, IWRP' s and placement reports

Provide direct service to consumers including job development, job coaching, on-site supports, transportation, life management, etc.



Bachelor’ s Degree in Human Services plus two years experience in a vocational/employment setting

Experience with psychiatric disabled preferred

Valid driver’ s license and insured vehicle

Bilingual candidates are in-demand



Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills RI and the employer will make the final hiring decisions.



Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills RI’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.

Skills RI has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

Bonnie Heroux

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