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Position range in Montgomery County Workforce Region $50k - $93k Per year
Employment Specialist - Bilingual Careercatchers Inc Occupation: Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors
Location: Silver Spring, MD - 20910 Positions available: 1
Job #: 1586688 Work At Home option: Yes
Updated: 8/31/2022 Expires: 12/30/2022
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Employment Specialist - Bilingual
Need to be vaccinated and will undergo a background check. 

We are a small, highly dynamic, and growing organization seeking a full-time Bilingual Employment Specialist for a two-year grant term to support low-income clients to achieve optimal employment outcomes.

Successful candidates will have experience working with the homeless and other disadvantaged populations, and will be committed to building positive relationships with clients and case managers to ensure clients achieve job stability and long-term career growth. This role will be responsible for serving a minimum of 75 clients per year. The Bilingual Employment Specialist must be fluent in English and either Amharic or Spanish, both written and oral.

For the foreseeable future, this role will be hybrid working remotely and meeting clients in various locations throughout Montgomery County and Washington DC. Candidates must be local to the DC metro area and have access to a car to meet with clients in person.


  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, case managers, and community partners
  • Provide one-on-one coaching, mentoring and training with a focus on innate strengths of the client
  • Maintain client roster of 75+ clients per year with monthly in-person check-ins
  • Ensure the retention and continued success of client placements by maintaining regular contact for a minimum of two years' post-placement
  • Assist clients in obtaining new employment and identify/reduce/remove barriers to career advancement through relationships with employers, training providers and vocational education programs
  • Coordinate career development workshops and trainings and measure completion
  • Develop and deliver job readiness and skill training curriculum in English and Spanish or Amharic
  • Manage timely and accurate data collection of service outcomes using CRM and standard program forms in accordance with grant guidelines
  • Performing other duties as assigned
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, French, or Amharic
  • Proven track record of nurturing and growing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong facilitation experience and ability to deliver content to diverse audiences
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
  • Combination of 5 years' education and experience with low income Spanish, French, or Amharic speakers
  • Knowledge of CRM software and proficiency at managing sensitive data
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience hosting, facilitating, and participating in Zoom sessions
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Montgomery County, Maryland and DC social services and employment law is a plus
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Salary range of $55,000-$60,000
  • Paid holidays, sick leave, and personal leave
  • Flexible schedule with emphasis on work-life balance
  • Access to highly customized coaching and professional development support
  • Monthly contribution to medical insurance, transportation and cell phone expenses
How to Apply:
  • Please submit a cover letter and resume that shares why you want to join our team and highlights your experience working with under and unemployed, low income and disadvantaged populations.

About CareerCatchers:
CareerCatchers works to promote long-term career stability and self-sufficiency for low-income and otherwise disadvantaged local residents through individualized job skills counseling, training, and support. Through identifying and encouraging participation in work skills and training programs that enhance self-esteem and foster empowerment, CareerCatchers has successfully helped more than 2,000 clients gain stable employment and upward mobility.


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Careercatchers Inc
Is a Non-Profit employer

Company Profile:

CareerCatchers' works to promote career stability and self-sufficiency for every client through individualized counseling, training, and support. Since 2007, CareerCatchers' has provided one-on-one sustained guidance for some 2,000 low-income and otherwise disadvantaged local residents. Our services are provided through the efforts of our Staff, Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Partners.

We help our clients gain access to employment opportunities through teaching effective job search techniques, including networking and the use of on and off line resources. We draw upon community partnerships. In addition, we provide support to the newly employed to ensure they retain their jobs and advance in their positions. All clients are encouraged to seek career opportunities that lead to fulfilling their long-term goals and reaching their potential rather than accepting dead-end, entry-level positions.
10-19 employees

Location/Work Site Information
Address: 8720 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 Year DOE (Depends on Experience) Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular
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Work Experience
Minimum Experience Required: 36 months
Education and Training
Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree
Required License/Certification: No

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Special Software/Hardware skills needed: No

Specialized Job Requirements
Driver's License Required: Yes, Operator License.

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This section shows the number of job openings advertised online in Montgomery County, MD for Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors and for the related occupational group of Community and Social Service Occupations on September 23, 2022 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).
There were 13 job openings advertised online in Montgomery County, MD for Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors on September 23, 2022. There are also 292 job openings advertised online for the related occupation group of Community and Social Service Occupations in Montgomery County, MD on September 23, 2022.
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