Community Development Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512173-718078
    • Job Location: Rockville, MD
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: January 09, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Community Development Specialist

Exciting career opportunity serving adults with disabilities - the Outcomes Department at The Treatment and Learning Centers in Rockville, MD is seeking to fill an opening for a Community Development Specialist. Join us if you enjoy helping others and making a difference in the community. The Community Development Specialist is responsible for the development and coordination of community job placements and community relationships and partnerships that advance the mission of the Outcomes department and TLC to improve lives and expand possibilities for individuals with special needs. This includes: strategic planning, developing a marketing plan and program development in collaboration with the Director and leadership team. The Community Development Specialist will teach job-seeking skills, develop an employer network for job placement and perform on-site assessments and job coaching services, as needed.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychology, Special Education
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in job development and with individuals with disabilities or equivalent experience
  • Some knowledge of the types of services TLC offers is helpful
  • Must have the ability to advocate for people with disabilities
  • Must have a valid Driver’s license, car, and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record
  • Recruiting or closely related field or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and coach individuals
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be organized and have the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Computer literacy is required
  • A background in sales or marketing is a plus