Specialized Employment Services for Job Seekers

Our team provides expert job development and training and on-going workplace support for individuals with special needs.

Career Exploration and Assessment

Our multi-disciplinary team has extensive knowledge of private, public and entrepreneurial sector job development, and proven placement and retention success.  We have developed long-term working relationships with employers across a broad spectrum of employment sectors including retail, food and business services, custodial, education, healthcare, hospitality, government and IT.

Career Development

Annually, hundreds of individuals with special needs rely on JSSA’s customized job development and training, job coaching and on-going retention support to gain competitive and enduring employment. Fees can be paid privately or by appropriate state agencies.

Career Success

Our emphasis is on maximizing independence and focusing on individual strengths, interests and skills. JSSA’s employment specialists work as a team to empower candidates to achieve long-term career success and self-sufficiency.

How We Help:

Volunteering Special Needs

  • Career Assessment
    Establish your career goals. Identify strengths, skills, career interests and aptitudes while addressing potential barriers to employment.
  • Job Training
    Develop appropriate workplace skills. Participate in highly interactive, individualized one-on-one or classroom trainings.
  • Job Development
    Find the right job. Through customized technology and “real world” based approaches, we connect you to our established network of diverse employers. We help you complete job applications and research appropriate workplace accommodations.
  • Job Coaching and Retention
    Gain independence through long-term employment. We assess and implement necessary on-site job support systems through: coaching; orientation and job onboarding; peer and supervisor communications; follow-up and retention support and workplace advocacy.
  • Socialization and Social Support
    Build confidence and enhance social skills. Monthly social outings provide an opportunity to join with others to share work-related issues, socialize and enjoy collegial connections. Benefit from access to JSSA’s broad range of counseling, care management and support services as part of an integrated

This past year JSSA’s Specialized Employment team served and supported hundreds of clients through a variety of services and programs ideal for those whose goal is meaningful community-based competitive employment. 

JSSA’s professional team includes employment specialists proficient in Spanish and ASL. 

For more information and to speak with one of our trained employment specialists, please call 301-587-9666.

Learn more about JSSA’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing services.


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