Employment Specialist - Mon to Fri - 37.5 Hours Flexible - Oakdale, New York

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Employment Services


Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), founded in 1977, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to assist individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing; recovery services; transition to work; employment; day, community and family services; respite; crisis services; education and after school support; specialty health services; and advocacy.


“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


Under the supervision of the Supported Employment Program Coordinator, the Employment Specialist will provide direct care and personal adjustment services for individuals participating in the OPWDD/ACCES-VR Intensive caseload. This includes job development, job coaching, skills training, assessment, counseling, intervention, advocacy and creating employer contacts in the community. Case management, documentation and employer contacts are also required along with other services needed to maintain the employment of our participants.  




  • High School Diploma required, Associate’s degree preferred
  • Sales/Marketing experience a plus
  • Flexible Schedule (including nights/weekends)
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office required
  • Willingness and ability to be on call
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and meet the requirements to be a driver for FREE


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