Employment Specialist

Customer Service Nonprofit Social Services

Employment Specialist

Career & Community Services Department

333 Sheridan Avenue Albany, NY 12206

Are you someone who inspires people to be the best version of themselves? Do you want to help people in the community find a vocation?


Join a community-based organization which has been supporting the empowerment and economic upward mobility of vulnerable residents of Albany County for over 55 years. The Employment Specialist provides job readiness and vocational services to ACAP customers. Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct employment assessments and generate employment goal plans with customers and provide post-employment and career counseling to customers who have found employment
  • Develop and coordinate with community resources and employers to provide activities such as internships and job placements
  • Assist with customer outreach and enrollment in ACAP programs and services
  • Collect data and maintain records

Starting at $17.54 per hour; Monday-Friday; 40 hours per week



Associate’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, or a related field required. At least one (1) year of experience in human services or community-based organization OR a Family Development Credential is required. A High School diploma and five (5) years of experience may be used in place of an associate’s degree. Basic PC skills including database entry, word processing, and spreadsheet skills are required. Experience with employment support, case management, and a familiarity with local service providers and employers desired. Bi-or Multi-Lingual is a plus.



Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP), the Community Action Agency (CAA) for Albany County, has been a source of direct support for families living in poverty for over 50 years. Our services are administered through three departments: Career and Community Services, Early Childhood Education, and Energy Services. Each year, ACAP fosters opportunities for self-empowerment and enrichment in the lives of thousands of young children and families. Our mission is to partner with families and communities to expand opportunities and build stronger networks to foster upward economic mobility.



Health, Dental & Vision Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Personal Leave; 403(b) with employer contribution; twelve (12) paid holidays; Tuition Assistance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP); and Opportunity for Advancement!


Apply on our website at albanycap.org/careers-at-acap. 

or submit your resume to hr@albanycap.org.

No phone calls please.





We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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