Job Placement - Career Specialist

Families Forward

Job Description


Families Forward, a Fedcap program, in South Portland, ME is calling all self-motivated and determined individuals to apply to join our team as our newest full-time Job Placement - Career Specialist!


We are a premier human services nonprofit that is passionate about making a difference in our community. We pay our Job Placement - Career Specialists a competitive wage of $42,000 - $50,000/yr. Our team also enjoys great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a flexible spending account (FSA), a 403(b) plan, an employee assistance program, a future mom's 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: Are you positive and professional? Can you effectively prioritize multiple tasks? Do you love working with a variety of people throughout your day and building relationships? Are you highly organized and service-oriented? If so, please consider applying for this Job Placement - Career Specialist position today!


This full-time vocational rehabilitation position at our human services nonprofit works during the day.

As a Job Placement - Career Specialist, you get to use your natural warmth and charm to connect with participants and build strong relationships of trust. You're a matchmaker, helping participants find the perfect Work Experience Program (WEP) assignments and job opportunities that align with their skills and interests. And, you're always on the lookout for new and exciting opportunities for our participants, building enduring relationships with employers and non-profits in the community.

Using our Fedcap CARES program, you're able to gather data and plan daily and weekly tasks that ensure everyone is on track to meet their employment goals. You're a pro at facilitating Field Training and On-the-Job training (OJT), leading to real job opportunities. Plus, as an expert in vocational rehabilitation, you're always planning exciting hiring events, retention events, and on-site employer panels that make a real difference in people's lives.

You keep careful records, track working participants in their jobs, and validate retention benchmarks, making sure everyone is set up for long-term success. And, whether you're working with stakeholders or community members, you always represent the agency with the utmost professionalism and enthusiasm.

Your passion for helping others find meaningful employment makes you the perfect fit for this vocational rehabilitation role in our human services nonprofit. Let's get to work!


  • Bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience

Experience working as a placement specialist in a non-profit environment is preferred but not required. 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: 04106

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