Department of Disabilities (MDOD) is charged with coordinating and improving the delivery of services to individuals with disabilities in the state of Maryland.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland Department of Disabilities
217 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Main Purpose of Job
The Statewide Project Search Coordinator will improve fidelity and employment outcomes through the provision of technical and professional development.
The Statewide Project SEARCH Coordinator will:
Program Education and
Coordination: Act as a lead in coordinating
statewide/regional collaborative of employment service providers engaged
in/interested in Project SEARCH programs. Hold annual/periodic learning
opportunities; create competency standards around Project SEARCH employment service
supports. Convene and conduct regular
meetings of the State Agency Project Council composed of representatives from MSDE, DORS, DDA, Labor, and
MDOD’s Director of Employment/Transition Policy. Make recommendations to Advisory Council on
strategies to improve employment outcomes of local sites and provide progress
reports and updates and work with the Council to collect information from all
Project Search stakeholders (business, individuals with disabilities, schools,
providers) to determine training/professional needs at both the state and local
training needs for local Project SEARCH sites.
Provide training and professional development opportunities for local
Project SEARCH sites. Coordinate with
National Project SEARCH staff for professional development. Host regular
meetings with representatives from local Project SEARCH, and an annual Project
SEARCH statewide Conference. Identify
and implement in partnership with local sites national best practices.
Collection/Monitoring: Use the
National Project SEARCH database to collect, review, and analyze state
data. Assist local sites with
self-monitoring and identification of areas for improvement.
Track and provide quarterly and annual fiscal and program reports with
the goal of improving employment outcomes for Project SEARCH participants. Measure and ensure local sites fidelity to
National Project SEARCH model.
Administrative: Support state procurement
processes, maintain required documentation, ensure compliance with MOU and
reporting requirements, prepare, and submit invoices and provide administrative
support in support of Project SEARCH activities and related other as directed
Marketing/Outreach: Create and maintain a MD
Project SEARCH website page, highlight, and share success stories, and provide
presentations. Develop coordinated
marketing materials for potential interns, families, school systems, businesses,
and other partners and in coordination with State Agency partners, support
interested local school systems and businesses in development of additional
Project SEARCH sites.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an
accredited college or university in social work, psychology, education,
counseling, or a related field.
Experience: Six years professional experience in education
or workforce development services, three years must have been in working with
providing employment services and supports to individuals with disabilities in
1. Candidates may
substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or a Doctorate degree in a
health or human services field from an accredited college or university for up
to two years of the required general experience.
2. Candidates may
substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university in another field plus an additional year of professional experience
in health services for the required education.
3. Candidates may
substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned
officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Health Services
Administration specialty codes in the health related field of work on a
year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate
should have experience working with people with developmental and intellectual
disabilities in employment. Preference
given to candidates with Project Search experience.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.