Current Openings

Habilitation Specialist I— Akron

Creative? Love working with people? United Disability Services has a position available in our SociAbilities Program located at our Akron 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, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan. 

Submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to Attn: HR Dept. (HS I), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311-1019 or e-mail: jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.


Habilitation Aide— Akron

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available in our SociAbilities Program located at our Akron facility. 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 Mon-Fri, 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 w/drug screen.

Interested candidates should submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: Aide, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE. 


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, April 28, 2017 to Attn: HR Dept. (HS I Twin), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311-1019 or e-mail: jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.


Habilitation Specialist I— Kent

Creative? Love working with people? United Disability Services has a full-time position available in our Sociability Program located at our Kent 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, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, employer paid life insurance, and retirement plan. 

Submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to Attn: HR Dept. (HS I), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311-1019 or e-mail: jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.


Habilitation Aide— Kent

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available at our Kent facility. 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 Mon-Fri, 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 w/drug screen.

Interested candidates should submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: Aide, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE. 


Employment Trainer— Summit County (Part-time)

United Disability Services currently has 2 part-time positions (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.

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest and resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to the attention of: United Disability Services, Attn: HR/ET, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Employment Specialist

United Disability Services is currently hiring a Full-time Employment Specialist in our Community Employment Department to develop job opportunities and place individuals with disabilities into community employment that meets their employment goals and support needs.  This position contacts businesses regarding the assessment and employment of specific job placement candidates.

Associate’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience required.  Plus minimum one year of experience in supported employment, marketing or vocational rehabilitation.  Technical knowledge of supported employment and job development methods; experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.  This position requires good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work with adults who have a variety of disabilities as well as professionals in the business, nonprofit and rehabilitation community.  Must acquire/maintain current CPR and First Aid certification; possess current driver’s license, a personal vehicle and meet Agency auto insurance requirements.  Must pass background check and physical w/drug screen.

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

Interested candidates should submit letter resume no later than Monday, April 28, 2017 to the attention of: United Disability Services, Attn: HR/ES, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org.  EEO.


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 incumbents in this position will have 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. 

Interested candidates should submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR/Sub, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Science Teacher— The Steel Academy

The UDS Steel Academy is a free public, nonprofit 501(c)(3), community school focusing on students with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, gifted students or any student with learning differences by maximizing their educational experience through the integration of academics with the visual and performing arts. The school offers fully accredited academic program serving students in grades 6-12.  

The UDS Steel Academy has a full-time position available for a Teacher teaching students in Science in a charter school at the middle and high school level. This position supports, observes and records the progress of students assigned to a classroom; plans lessons in line with national objectives with the aim of ensuring a healthy culture of learning; keeps up to date with developments in designated subject area, new resources, methods and national objectives; and liaisons with other professionals, parents and guardians.

Exceptional benefits include medical/dental insurance, paid sick leave, and retirement plan.  

Requirements include Bachelor’s Degree and valid teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education with appropriate grade-level and subject area credentials; FBI/BCI; references and physical w/drug screen. 

Interested candidates should submit cover letter with resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to the attention of: United Disability Services, Attn: HR (Science), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or 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 no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to UDS Attn: HR (FT DRIVE), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or send e-mail to 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 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 w/good record (no more than 2 points), must possess current/valid Ohio driver’s license, HS/GED; background check, and physical w/drug screen. Individuals who hold Class “C” CDL w/passenger endorsement preferred.

Submit resume no later than Friday, April 28, 2017 to UDS Attn: HR (On Call Driver), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or send e-mail to Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.