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Intake Employment Specialist


The Urban Resource Institute (URI), a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization established in 1980, operates shelter, legal and job training programs for domestic violence victims, residential and vocational programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. With a $70-80 million annual budget with over 600 staff by the end of the year, URI promotes safety, justice, health, and independence for vulnerable individuals and families residing in New York City.

The Intake Employment Specialist will provide intake screenings, assessment and direct training support to consumers with developmental disabilities in a “supported employment” setting modeled to facilitate transition to competitive employment with the highest probability for employment retention. The Intake Employment Specialist will be involved in activities associated with coordination of services related to the employment model. Will also assist Program Director with special projects.

• Conducts intakes, coordinates referral process and enrolls individuals in OPWDD services;
• Conducts community outreach to ensure steady referrals
• Assists in the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports/statistics including the collection and compilation of information pertinent to same;
• Reviews individuals’ records for timeliness and completion of all required documentation as per regulatory and contractual requirements;
• Maintains a caseload
• Other duties may be assigned by the Program Director.

• Bachelor’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or in a related human service field with adequate emphasis on counseling preferred.
• One (1) year of experience in human services as a counselor/supervisor.
• One must possess demonstrated ability in delivering vocational and employment related services including problem solving techniques.
• It is essential that one demonstrates organizational skills as per schedules, caseload assignments, and program planning.
• Demonstrate familiarity with regulatory entities and agency guidelines.
• Employee must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
• Experience providing person-centered services to OPWDD consumers.

Interested candidates may forward a copy of their resume to careers@urinyc.org for consideration.

Urban Resource Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.