Specialized Employment Support Services

Ignite helps job seekers with disabilities design a customized career path. Our career coaches can connect you with competitive, paid employment, internships, and vocational training opportunities.

Our specialized services are certified and funded by Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and Behavioral Health Administration (BHA). We are also proud to have received accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), which certifies that our  services meet the highest quality standards. 

Our support services are based on your individual needs, and designed to maximize your mental, developmental, and cognitive abilities. We will work with you to:

  • Discover your unique interests and talents
  • Develop an individualized career strategy and job search plan
  • Obtain resources that help you succeed in finding, securing, and retaining employment, including on-site and off-site job coaching and travel training

As a client, you will receive:

  • Benefits counseling and application assistance (DORS, BHA, DDA)
  • Long-term employment support services
  • Access to career assessments and transitioning services for students
  • Advocacy for your employment rights

Ignite Career Center serves clients of all ages, backgrounds, religions, locations, abilities, skill levels, and experience.

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Carving Your Career
Once we have narrowed your career search, we partner with our network of Maryland employers to create job and internship opportunities. Our internship experiences allow you to try out a variety of roles in multiple types of environments. Your Ignite Career Coach will help you to find the career that fits you best.

Realize your goals with individualized supports and services. As a client, you’ll have access to:

All of our services are provided in an inclusive, community-based setting, with an approach that is person-centered. Now let’s get to work!

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Whether you are new to the job market or a seasoned professional, our services can help you go further in your career and get there faster.

To schedule a free, brief telephone consultation, fill out the form below.

Ready to become an Ignite client? Call us at 410-466-9200.
Your first appointment is always free!
Ignite Career Center is a program of Jewish Community Services, which is certified by Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration, Division of Rehabilitation Services, and Behavioral Health Administration to provide specialized services that help individuals with varying abilities find and maintain employment. Funding is provided through the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
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