Employment Specialist  

Date Posted: February 10th, 2018
Deadline:  March 5, 2018
Position Type:  Full time non exempt            
Hours Required:  40 hours
Position Compensation:  Salary commensurate with experience
Position Description:

This position will provide diverse employment services to individuals experiencing poverty and/or homelessness.  Many of the individuals Bayaud Enterprise serve also experience a disability.  Services for participants include vocational assessments, facilitating pre-vocational and pre-employment individual and group services, supporting participants to identify job goal, execute effective job searches, obtain suitable and appropriate employment, and retain employment over time.  This position will also facilitate career advancement plans for each participant.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent oral, written skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop a good rapport with homeless people and understand their job barriers caused by or exacerbated by personal homelessness.
  • Ability to work in multiple databases, and proficient in data entry.
  • Personal commitment to working within an integrated services model, with an emphasis on employment as a key component to ending homelessness
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituents and adjust to multiple demands and shifting priorities.
  • Strong understanding of employment challenges and barriers faced by homeless people with mental illness to obtain and retain employment
  • Understanding of assessment criteria needed to determine employability.
  • Strong computer proficiency in MS Word and other MS Office programs.
  • Ability to coordinate numerous activities, resources, priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to cultivate strong working relationships with employers and community resources




Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two years education plus two years related experience in career development counseling and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  The candidate for this position should have considerable experience in crisis intervention practices; supporting individuals with mental illness to obtain and retain employment; money management and benefits assistance issues; clinical understanding of mental illness, related behaviors and medications, and how these influence employment situations; and a commitment to the potential of people with mental illness to live a productive and successful life.


To Apply:


Submit cover letter and qualifications online to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by  March 5th, 2018.  You must have “Employment Specialist job opening” in the email subject line to be considered.