Current Openings

Program Secretary— Vocational Services (Akron)

United Disability Services has an opening for a full-time position as Program Secretary at our Akron facility within our Vocational Services department. This position is responsible for general secretarial support to the Program including typing, filing, data entry, billing, phones and maintenance of confidential records.

Required: BCI, physical and drug screen. A GED or high school diploma. 1-2 years previous work experience in a fast-paced environment dealing with demanding customers while demonstrating excellent customer service and phone skills. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain accurate and detailed records and be computer literate. Prior experience in a social service setting a plus. Must be available to work occasional evening hours as needed.

Excellent benefits package is available to include health insurance, paid vacations and sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR Dept. (Prog. Sec), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or email jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Habilitation Specialist II— SociAbilities (Akron)

United Disability Services has a full-time Habilitation Specialist II position with no evening/weekend hours located in Akron. This position is responsible for the development and instruction of social/recreational/leisure activities to adults with developmental disabilities.

Required: BA/BS in related field, prior experience with activity/recreational therapy preferred, background check, and physical w/drug screen. Excellent benefits package includes health insurance, sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR Dept. (HSII/SOC), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or email jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Habilitation Specialist I— Twinsburg

Creative?  Love working with people? United Disability Services has a full-time position available in our Adult Services Program located at our Twinsburg facility. This position requires a creative/energetic individual who will provide supervision and instruction of social/recreational activities to adults with developmental disabilities. 

Experience preferred, but will train. Requirements include: HS/GED, background check, and physical w/drug screen. Excellent benefits package available to include health insurance, sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan. 

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR Dept. (HS I Twin), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or email jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.


Habilitation Aide— Vocational Services (Akron)

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available at our Akron facility in the Vocational Services program. This is a direct care position that serves adults with developmental disabilities, and is responsible for assisting consumers with all personal needs. Hours worked are Monday-Friday, no evenings. 

Exceptional benefits include health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan. Experience preferred in lifting, feeding and working with adults with developmental disabilities, but not required. Training will be provided. Requirements include proof of HS/GED; BCI; references and physical with drug screen.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (Voc Aide), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE. 


Workshop Specialist I— Vocational Services (Akron)

United Disability Services has full-time positions with no evening/weekend hours open in our Akron facility. This position fulfills an instructor/trainer role for our DD population and directly involved in personal care, instruction, training, and supervision of consumers.  This position requires the ability to implement written training and behavior modification programs as instructed.

Excellent benefits package includes health insurance, paid vacations and sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan.

Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities desirable. Requirements: HS/GED, BCI, and drug screen.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (WSI/Akron), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.


Program Sub— Adult Services

United Disability Services has a full-time Program Sub position opening in our Adult Services Department serving adults with developmental disabilities. This position will be trained to work in all areas and all locations within Adult Services, including Akron, Kent and Twinsburg, and will fill vacancies due to absences. These positions are an instructor/trainer role and will be directly involved in instruction, training and supervision and personal care of consumers.

Experience preferred in lifting, feeding and working with adults with developmental disabilities, but not required. Training will be provided. Requirements include proof of HS/GED; BCI; references and physical w/drug screen. College in related field helpful. 

These positions will include an additional $1.00 per hour premium at start as well as the opportunity to earn additional one-time base salary increases of $.25 per hour at intervals of 6 months and 1 year. Exceptional benefits are available to include health, paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement plan. 

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (Sub), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Consumer Outreach Specialist

United Disability Services is looking for enthusiastic, friendly and compassionate people to serve as our Consumer Outreach Specialists! Our dedicated staff focuses on promoting social inclusion, self-determination, and maintaining the health & safety of our individuals.

Our Consumer Outreach Specialists primary goal is to accompany adults with disabilities in the community. This is a part time position in our Residential Program that mainly consists of afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Duties include:

  • Attending free outings as donated tickets come in (plays, sporting events, concerts)
  • Transporting to medical appointments
  • Enjoying recreational outings together such as going to the movies, local fairs and shopping malls
  • Preparing meals and going out to restaurants
  • Money management/banking
  • Running various errands such as grocery shopping and assisting with laundry
  • Personal care

 Candidate Qualifications:

  • Must have High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license
  • 5 years driving experience with good driving record
  • Required level of driving insurance
  • Must be able to push, pull or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Successful clearance of background check and physical w/ drug screen

 What we offer you:

  • Paid training (CPR, First Aid and Delegated Nursing)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Mileage reimbursement

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to:  ATTN: HR (COS), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Employment Trainer (Part-Time)— Wayne County

United Disability Services currently has a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week) training and supervising adults with disabilities at places of work throughout the community. Employment Trainers work on short term assignments (1 to 4 weeks) one-on-one with different clients in the community, teaching various job skills. 

The ideal candidate will be dependable and flexible, with the ability to think critically and use independent judgment in decision-making situations. Detailed report writing and effective interpersonal communication to teach and role model positive work skills and behaviors to participants.

HS diploma or equivalent required. College degree and/or at least two years’ experience working with people with disabilities in a vocational setting preferred. Must be available to work a daytime shift Monday through Friday (occasional evenings and weekends) about 20 hours per week. Must pass a background check and physical w/drug screen. Must have 5 years driving experience with a proven safe driving record. Hourly pay commensurate with experience.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (ET Wayne), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Employment Trainer (Part-Time)— Portage County

United Disability Services currently has a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week) training and supervising adults with disabilities outside of sheltered workshops.  Clients served by this position are independent and capable of self-care. Employment Trainers works on short term assignments (1 to 4 weeks) one-on-one with different clients in the community, teaching various job skills. 

The ideal candidate will be dependable and flexible, with the ability to think critically and use independent judgment in decision-making situations. Detailed report writing and effective interpersonal communication to teach and role model positive work skills and behaviors to participants.

HS diploma or equivalent required. College degree and/or at least two years’ experience working with people with disabilities in a vocational setting preferred. Must be available to work a daytime shift Monday through Friday (occasional evenings and weekends) about 20 hours per week. Must pass a background check and physical w/drug screen. Must have 5 years driving experience with a proven safe driving record. First Aid/CPR certification required. Hourly pay commensurate with experience.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (ET Portage), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Bus/Van Driver— Full Time

United Disability Services has an immediate opening for a full-time driver to transport persons with disabilities and provide passenger assistance. Candidates must possess the ability to provide passenger assistance and demonstrate understanding and compassion for the general and specific needs of the passengers they transport. Typical work week is Monday – Friday. Excellent benefits package available for full-time employees.

Required: Must have possessed a valid driver’s license for past 5 years w/good record (no more than 2 points), current/valid Class “C” CDL w/pass endorsement, HS/GED; background check, and physical w/drug screen. 

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (FT-DRV), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Bus/Van Driver— On-Call

United Disability Services has an immediate opening for a part-time on-call driver to transport persons with and without disabilities and provide passenger assistance. Candidates must possess the ability to provide passenger assistance and demonstrate understanding and compassion for the general and specific needs of the passengers they transport.

Required: Five years driving experience with good record (no more than 2 points), must possess current/valid Ohio driver’s license, HS/GED; background check, and physical with drug screen. Individuals who hold Class “C” CDL w/passenger endorsement preferred.

Submit resume by Friday, December 14, 2018 to: ATTN: HR (On Call Driver), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.