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East House Corporation Job Placement Specialist in Rochester, New York

Job Placement Specialist

Rochester, NY (


For over 50 years, East House has been moving lives forward by empowering individuals with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders to recover and to live healthy, fulfilling lives in their community. Our family of dedicated East House employees takes pride in accompanying our clients through every obstacle and success on their journey towards recovery and independence.

East House offers work-life balance and flexibility, along with a great hands-on, experiential opportunity to work in a client-centered environment. If you are looking to join a knowledgeable team, learn something new every day, and truly make a difference in people’s lives, then this opportunity may be right for you!

Job Placement Specialist

Job Description:

The Job Placement Specialist provides job development and placement services to individuals recovering from chemical dependency and/or mental illness. Partners with community employers to make appropriate job matches, offers incentives to employers, and attends community meetings to promote services. Completes intakes for new referrals within funder guidelines: appointments scheduled with each new referral in a timely manner; intake paperwork competed after the initial meeting; decision made regarding the appropriateness of the admission; and outreach done for clients who neglect to make appointments. Assesses job readiness of clients, teaches job seeking skills and helps develop a plan to secure employment. Consults with East House Career Counselors regarding their job development and placement services and acts as an agency resource for information on community job openings and trends. Acts as a liaison to ACCES, NY SOARS, and other organizations for referrals of job placements and clients. Provides job retention skills training and support to clients following their placement, including helping clients address on-the-job problems and other issues (i.e. transportation, child care) that may affect employment. Communicates with other providers and employers about the needs, progress and status of clients. Contacts employers to advocate and support job placement for individual clients. Develops and maintains employer relationships to learn about employer needs and job opportunities; explains East House services; and regularly communicates information and profiles to clients who are job-ready and seeking employment. Coordinates job placement in department: informs team of job openings in the Rochester community and assists with related needs; delegates NY SOARS client referrals to department staff when appropriate, to augment service delivery to that population; and coordinates information and inputs data into the WITS system for NY SOARS. Maintains client records to the standards defined by funders and East House policies and procedures. Establishes and maintains a database to track contracts and employment outcomes.

Hours:35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, recruiting or human services and two years’ paid business or marketing experience. License or certification in human services’ field preferred. Paid human services or job placement experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of mental illness, chemical dependency, case management, employment goal setting and job readiness training skills preferred.

NYS motor vehicle license, safe driving record, and availability of personal vehicle for work required.


Wages are determined based on job-related education and experience.

The East House benefits package includes a choice of two affordable HMO medical plans, generous paid time off, a choice of two vision plans, a dental plan, a 401(k) plan with company match and annual safe harbor contribution, short term and long term disability insurance, company paid and optional employee life insurance, flexible spending accounts, financial assistance for employee education and training, employee discount programs, paid mileage, paid holidays, shift differentials, and more.

East House Corporation is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. East House Corporation will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.