Customized Opportunities for People with Varying Abilities

Ignite assists job seekers of varying abilities to design a customized career path. Our career coaches can connect you with competitive, paid employment and internships, as well as vocational training opportunities.

Our program is certified and funded by Maryland’s Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) to provide specialized services that help individuals with varying abilities find and maintain employment. We are CARF accredited to demonstrate our commitment to delivering internationally recognized organizational and program standards and continuously improving the quality of our services.

Our support services are based on your varying individual needs, including mental, developmental, and cognitive abilities to:
uncover your unique interests and talents

  • develop an individualized career strategy and job search plan
  • obtain resources for seeking, securing, succeeding, and retaining employment, including on-site and off-site job coaching and travel training

Join us to:

  • receive benefits counseling (i.e. DORS, BHA, DDA application assistance) as well as long-term employment support services
  • access career assessments and transitioning services for students
  • advocate for your employment rights

Work one-on-one with a career coach to:

We serve clients of all ages, backgrounds, religions, locations, abilities, skill levels, and experience.

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 when you become a member. 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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Fill out the form below now or call us at 410-466-9200 to become a member of Ignite Career Center.
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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