Employment Specialist – Job Placement Coordinator

Families Forward

Families Forward, a Fedcap program, in Kent, ME is calling all vocational rehabilitation professionals to apply to join our team as a full-time Employment Specialist – Job Placement Coordinator!


We are a great workplace that truly takes care of our employees. We pay our Employment Specialists – Job Placement Coordinators a competitive wage. Our vocational rehabilitation team also enjoys great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), short- and long-term disability, a 403(b) plan, an employee assistance plan, a future moms program, and life insurance. Plus, we make it easy to apply with our initial quick mobile-optimized application. If we have your attention, please continue reading!


Founded in 1935, the Fedcap Group is the parent company of a growing number of top-tier nonprofit agencies dedicated to serving over 300,000 children and adults each year across the United States and the United Kingdom. Families Forward was created to meet the needs of the people in Maine. We’re a human services organization committed to helping individuals obtain long-term economic well-being. We work hard to provide access to employment, training, education, and community resources.

Nearly 60% of our staff have lived in Maine for over 20 years. “Mainers” to the core, our team models the strong work ethic and integrity our state is known for. We value each and every employee! This is why we provide competitive compensation, robust benefits, and plenty of opportunities for personal and professional growth.


Ask yourself: Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Can you easily establish and maintain working relationships with others? Is your attention to detail exceptional? Can you effectively prioritize tasks while demonstrating good time management? If so, please consider applying for this Employment Specialist – Job Placement Coordinator position today!


This full-time vocational rehabilitation position as an employment specialist works the day shift during business hours.

As an Employment Specialist – Job Placement Coordinator in human services, you work with nonprofit organizations and employers to coordinate volunteer and employment opportunities for our clients. As you build trust and rapport, you’re able to get our program participants fully engaged. You get to know them along with their skills and interests in order to help find the best opportunities. Participants are matched based on their vocational evaluations, work requirements, and needs for accommodations.

You’re sure to validate retention benchmarks at 30, 90, and 180 days for working participants. You also conduct follow-up calls and check-ins with them to ensure that they are meeting their required hours. Developing and maintaining strong relationships with employers and nonprofit organizations is an important part of your job. You reach out to them on a regular basis to learn about new vacancies. You check in to ensure their satisfaction with the individuals you have placed with them.

When concerns pop up, you are quick to take action and find resolutions. With attention to detail, you keep meticulous records and documentation of all communication that occurs between participants and employers. Working with WRI and others, you host hiring events within the community. You create and employ recruitment strategies for hiring events, retention events, and on-site employer panels. You love making a difference in your community, and that’s why this vocational rehabilitation position as an employment specialist is perfect for you!


  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience
  • Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, French, Somali, or Lingala
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Covid-19 vaccination

Experience working as a placement specialist in a nonprofit environment is preferred, but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. If you can meet these requirements and perform this vocational rehabilitation job as described above, we would be happy to have you as part of our team!

Location: 04412

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