The Kennedy Center, Inc. Community Placement Specialist in Trumbull, Connecticut

Community Placement Specialist

Salary: $30,759


  • Market to local employers to develop both individualized and group employment opportunities.

  • Coordinate and facilitate services for assigned consumers which may include:career exploration, job development, job placement, career counseling, on or off site job coaching/support, advocacy.

  • Provide case management services as necessary.

  • Provide supports, based on individual need, to assist consumers to become employed in a competitive setting and to retain that employment.

  • Provide job development and employment supports on or away from the job site as needed.

  • Develop community based jobs for consumers based on individual choice and needs.

  • Provide vocational training and career counseling to prepare individuals for supported employment and/or competitive employment by acquainting consumers with satisfactory work habits, rules and job skills.

  • Develop placement plans, evaluation sites and community based jobs for consumers.


  • Bachelors Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology or related field.

  • Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or related field preferred.

  • One year job development/employment experience with people with mental illness preferred.

  • Valid Drivers License.

  • You are required to be in possession of a car on site during your entire shift to transport yourself and/or consumers to community sites in all weather conditions and throughout all neighborhoods.

  • Must maintain CPI, CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

  • Have physical endurance to use physical crisis intervention techniques.

  • Provide physical interventions which may include lifting, mobility, first aid and safety evacuations.