Current Openings

Program Secretary— Community Employment (Part-Time)

United Disability Services, a not-for-profit social service agency with an opening for a part-time Program Secretary position at our Akron location in our Community Employment Department. This position is responsible for general secretarial support to the Programs to include 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. A computer competency test will be given to evaluate a candidates grammar, typing speed, Microsoft Word and Excel skills. 

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

Interested candidates should submit resume no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (CE Sec.), 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, November 24, 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 Aide— Akron (Firestone)

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available at our Firestone facility in Akron. 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, November 24, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (Aide), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE. 


Habilitation Aide— Akron (SociAbilities)

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available at our Akron facility in the SociAbilities 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 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, November 24, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (Aide), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE. 


Habilitation Specialist I— Kent

Creative? Love working with people? United Disability Services has a position available in our Adult Services 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 to by Friday, November 24, 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, November 24, 2017 with resume to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (Aide), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE. 


Program Sub— Adult Services (Kent/Akron/Twinsburg)

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. 

Interested candidates should submit resume no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (PS), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


The Steel Academy— Program Secretary

The UDS Steel Academy has one full-time program secretary position available. This position is responsible for general secretarial support to the school which include; typing, filing, data entry, billing, answering phones, maintaining confidential student records, dispersing student medication, maintaining the school calendar and providing general admin support to the Principal.

Required: BCI, physical and drug screen. A GED or high school diploma. 1-2 years previous work experience in a school setting is preferred.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain accurate and detailed records and be computer literate. Prior experience with the Department of Education (DOT) reporting and legal procedures is 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.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to ATTN: HR Dept. (Steel Sec.), United Disability Services, 701 S Main St, Akron OH 44311 or e-mail to Jobs@udsakron.org  EEO. 


The Steel Academy— Music Teacher (Steel Drums)

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 7-12. 

The UDS Steel Academy has a full-time position available teaching students in music 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, November 24, 2017 to the attention of: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (Music), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO. 


The Steel Academy— Intervention Specialist  

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 7-12. 

The UDS Steel Academy has a full-time position available for an Intervention Specialist working with students in a charter school at the middle and high school level with a wide range of abilities and learning styles to ensure that lessons and teaching strategies meet the students’ needs.

This position supports, observes and records the progress of students assigned to a classroom; works independently with students where special tutoring or assessment is necessary to help the student on a one-on-one basis; 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 Special Education teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education; FBI/BCI; references and physical w/drug screen.

Interested candidates should submit resume by Friday, November 24, 2017 to the attention of: United Disability Services, Attn: HR Dept. (Int. Spec), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311 or Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Workstation Specialist— Akron/Canton
(Part-time - Avg. 25 hrs/wk)

United Disability Services has an opening in the Vocational Services Program for a part-time Workstation Specialist. This position will assist in job production training, vocational skill development and one-on-one community supervision of adults with developmental disabilities at the Akron-Canton Airport performing janitorial work.  

Required: HS/GED proof required, references, BCI & physical w/drug screen. A federal background check is required by the airport.  Prefer prior experience working with adults with developmental disabilities.

Submit resume with cover letter no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to: ATTN: HR Dept. (Workstation), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311-1019 or e-mail to Jobs@udsakron.org  EOE.


Workshop Specialist I— Vocational (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 no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to ATTN: HR Dept. (WSI/Akron) United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311-1019 or Jobs@udsakron.org EOE.


Consumer Outreach Specialist

Are you looking make a difference? Do you like to help others? Then we may have just the opportunity for you! 

United Disability Services, an accredited social service Agency, has openings for Consumer Outreach Specialist positions in our Residential program to work flexible part-time hours approximately 20 hours per week taking adults with disabilities into the community. In this position you will be accompanying adults with disabilities in the community taking them to concerts, helping them budget, attending sporting events, grocery shopping and many more activities. 

Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred but not required. Must be willing to use own transportation; with mileage reimbursement. Required: HS/GED; 5 yrs driving experience w/ good driving record, required level of car insurance, background check, and physical w/drug screen. 

Submit resume no later than Friday, November 24, 2017 to Attn: HR Dept. (COS), United Disability Services 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH  44311-1019 or 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, November 24, 2017 to UDS Attn: HR Dept. (On Call Driver), 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311 or send e-mail to Jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.