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Viability Employment & Training Specialist 1 in Peabody, Massachusetts

COME WORK WITH US while we help build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize their full potential! (Social Work, Human Service, Psychology, Sociology, Education, and fields alike should apply)

**$500 sign on bonus ($250 at the completion of first week of training and $250 after successfully completion of first 90 days)**

Position: Employment Specialist 1 (Human Services)

Location: Peabody, MA

Rate of Pay: $18.80 per hour ; plus $20 bi-weekly stipend for fluency in Spanish

Hours: 25 Hours per week

Schedule: Monday-Friday Flexible schedule


  • Assist clients with disabilities in searching for and obtaining competitive employment. Case manage and develop employment relationships between clients and community employers, providing access to an array of employment, job training, and educational opportunities. Responsibilities include vocational guidance, job development, job placement, employer education, job coaching and customer relations. Assist clients with all thing’s employment from, resume writing, interview skills, travel training and job etiquette. Individuals with job coach, direct care, residential care, career counseling, and human services experience strongly encouraged to apply! Bilingual candidates strongly encouraged to apply!


  • High School/GED or Hi-SET plus 2 years related experience OR Associate’s degree plus 1 year related experience and/or training.

  • One year of human service experience desired.

  • Knowledge of and respect for diverse populations.


  • Ability to use computers to include Microsoft Word, data entry, email, and internet essential.

  • Must have a valid driver's license, 3 years driving experience, good driving record, use of vehicle and willingness to transport participants in personal vehicle.

  • Must be able to travel within the region to access residential settings, employers, offices and community organizations.

    “Viability values our employees and the talents that they bring with them every day. Last year 33 staff members were promoted within the agency to roles that supported their professional growth.”

EXCELLENT BENEFITS including Competitive Pay, Excellent Insurance, Employer Matching Retirement + Work/Life Balance

  • Competitive Pay with Promotional Opportunities

  • Strong focus on work/life balance

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • 11 Paid Holidays Per Year

  • Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts

  • 403(b) Retirement plan with employer match of 100% (up to 4% of employee contribution)

  • Company-paid disability insurance, life insurance, and AD&D insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off & Sick Time

  • Tuition Scholarship Program

  • Professional and personal growth opportunities

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and loved ones

  • Preferred ratings for home, renters’, pet, and auto insurance

  • Fitness and Weight Loss program support

About Viability, Inc.

Viability is a private not-for-profit agency offering a network of services connecting individual strengths and goals with skill building; employment options including job training, support, and placement; education and community living to individuals with disabilities or other disadvantages. From our headquarters in Springfield, MA, we serve over 4300+ individuals with disabilities and disadvantages annually in CT, MA, NY, OK, and RI expanding employment and community access. With our team of over 430+ staff members, we annually work with hundreds of employer partners meeting their workforce needs. The results are communities of inclusion and connection where people, businesses and communities all thrive together.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a world in which individuals with disabilities and other disadvantages realize acceptance, inclusion, and access.

Our Vision

Be a community of program participants and staff making inclusion and access of individuals with disabilities or disadvantages a way for people, businesses, and communities to succeed together.

To apply, please see the Careers section of our website at If accommodations are needed for the application process, please call or text us at (413) 461-9486, and we will be happy to assist.

Viability is an equal opportunity workplace and Employer of Choice. We believe our strength lies in embracing our differences through a respectful, inclusive, collaborative environment. Viability provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process.