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Living Resources Employment Specialist- The College Experience Program (Part-time) in Albany, New York

Employment Specialist- The College Experience Program (Part-time)

Albany, NY (


Living Resources is a non-profit human services agency. Our core purpose is to support and empower individuals with disabilities or other life-challenging conditions to live with dignity, independence, and happiness.

Living Resources works with, and for, families by providing peace of mind. All employees are to be respectful and supportive of families. We are working with them as partners, providing care and services.

To work for Living Resources is to make a difference in the lives of others. Living Resources provides individuals with disabilities and special needs the support they need to thrive and lead active, full lives. For many Living Resources employees, their work becomes an experience where they find fulfillment and develop both personally and professionally.

The role of the Employment Specialist is to provide vocational services to individuals participating in Living Resources’ College Experience Program (CEP). The College Experience Program is a two year certificate program at Russell Sage College which prepares individuals with disabilities for independent living and competitive employment. The Employment Specialist’s goal is to help students acquire the skills needed for success in a competitive work environment through community-based work assessments and practical work experiences. Students are placed in internships in the Capital Region and receive on-the-job supports from the Employment Specialist to help them learn & perform their duties. The position requires close collaboration with OPWDD, Care Coordination Organizations, employers, family members, and other support networks. Duties include the following:

  • Collaborate with the Employment Specialist, Career Counselors, and Business Liaison to plan for and secure internships, assessments, and job shadow opportunities for students

  • Provide individualized job coaching supports, including career exploration, resume development, interview preparation, completion of applications, travel training, assistance learn job tasks, and other on-the-job supports

  • Complete all necessary documentation

  • Complete all components of the OPWDD Employment Training Program’s Discovery and enrollment process: observation, community-based work assessments, career exploration, job development plan, etc.


  • Associates Degree or higher and at least one year of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

  • Strong case management skills.

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

  • Familiarity with OPWDD’s Employment Training Program preferred but not required.

    This is a part-time role 20-25 hours/week.


We offer great benefits including Paid Training, Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Health Reimbursement Accounts, Payment in Lieu of Health Insurance, Tuition Assistance, Retirement Programs and we have a Free On-Site Fitness Center in our main office in Albany!

There are also opportunities to advance within our agency!

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