The Arc of Washington County
  • Hagerstown, MD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time



The role of the Transition Specialist is to support Vocational Rehabilitation referrals for Job Development, Work Based Learning Experience (WBLE) experiences, and job coaching as necessary. The job development is conducted with the goal of integrated employment that is consistent with the person's unique set of goals and abilities. The job development process for DORS only referrals is done in coordination with the person, the assigned DORS counselor, and other members of the person's team. This hands-on position works as a part of a team of staff who will continually assess and meet the needs of people supported regarding outcomes for employment.

  • This is a full time hourly (non-exempt) position
  • Benefits Include:
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • 403b Retirement Plan
    • Paid Time Off: 14 days the first year and 20 days the second year
    • Holidays: 7 paid holidays

We provide paid specialized training during your first two (2) weeks of employment - M-F from 8:30 - 5:00 pm. Transition Specialists are expected to complete specific training requirements related to Customized Employment within first twelve months of employment in order to maintain current position.

Position Requirements:

We will consider anyone who:

  • Has an AA degree (BA preferred)
  • Has one year of experience in the field of workforce development, job coaching, or closely related field
  • Is enthusiastic, positive, persuasive, independent, self-motivated, and willing to take initiative
  • Is 18 years old or older
  • Possesses a valid driver's license for at least one (1) year, but prefer two (2) years, not counting any time on a learner's permit.
  • Can pass a basic reading comprehension and math test, a background check, and pre-employment screenings which include a drug screen and physical/fitness test.
  • Is physically fit in order to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds

Has the ability to provide direct care and implement proper restraint techniques to ensure the health and safety of the persons served.

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