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Employment Consultant

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Westminster, MD
Category: Group Homes
Wage: $21.00
Sign-On Bonus: n/a


Since 1960, Benchmark has been empowering marginalized populations to see their potential. We are committed to realizing the full potential of EVERYONE – those we serve, our partners and vendors, and our employees, who bring our mission to life each day. We actively strive to be a workplace that honors the unique experiences of our employees. Benchmark believes we are stronger, better, more effective in our pursuits when we are diverse; when we are equitable; and when we create space for everyone to be their authentic selves.

Benchmark is a national leader in providing programs to individuals with disabilities and mental illness. Accept challenges, but even greater self-fulfillment when you’ve made a positive change in another person’s life. We are seeking a qualified person to work as an Employment Consultant in our Maryland office.

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Develop and implement individualized plans to assist people with disabilities in finding and maintaining employment positions in the community.


  • Competitive wages based on years of experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Various shifts and locations
  • Advancement opportunities


  • Determine necessary information regarding individuals referred to Benchmark Human Services for employment services to develop a strategy to implement the goal of community based employment through in person and remote communication with clients, family members, former employers, and various other entities.
  • Build relationships and research and retain information related to what businesses in the community need related to hiring and maintaining employees through a variety of methods including internet and direct contact.
  • Match employer expectations and needs to the abilities and strengths of underemployed or unemployed individuals with disabilities.
  • Assist client in interview preparation and transportation, lead employment groups.
  • Communicate and meet with referring entities such as the BERC Center, other unemployment offices and Maryland Works in regard to planning and client evaluation and job placement efforts through means of telephone, email, and in person contact as well as written reports.
  • Supervise job coaches as they assist with client-specific job shadowing, assessments, job development and/or training.
  • Attendance for work per requirements of program, Benchmark, and client specific needs, i.e. may include some evening or weekend hours as needed based on individuals served.
  • Complete Employment Assessments with all individuals initially and annually.
  • When an Individual served has employment goals, must meet and assist the Job Coach with the weekly schedules.
  • Develop additional volunteer possibilities that would increase job-skills of individuals as well as lead to possible jobs.
  • Apply for Maryland Employment Bonds when needed for individuals hard to employ due to forensic background.
  • Must maintain good attendance throughout employment 


  • Recruit, mentor, train, and review staff such as new Employment Consultants and job coaches.


  • Three (3) years experience in business world in management or supervisory role.
  • ACRE certification (Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators) required
  • College degree and/or some experience preferred with people with disabilities preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Valid auto insurance
  • Valid CPR and First Aid certification
  • Valid Mandt certification

Interested candidates can apply online at 

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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