Current Openings

Employment Trainer (Part-Time)

Do you want to have an impact on students with cognitive, physical and/or emotional needs who are exploring careers and work? Do you want to help an individual with a disability learn, be successful and grow in their job? Are you looking for work that is fulfilling and flexible?

If you require or want flexibility in your work, want to do work that has a meaningful impact on others, and like variety in your work, this job is for you!

The Employment Trainers provide individualized jobsite assessment and training for people with disabilities at employment locations in the community. The individuals we work with are exploring and working in a variety of industries, including healthcare, production, office/administrative, food service, education, building maintenance, sales, and more.

Ideal candidates are those who are flexible and adapt easily to new settings, patient, observant, and able to clearly communicate observations and recommendations both orally and in writing. Candidates will also need access to internet and computer and must meet timelines for submitting reports at completion of assignments.

Employment Trainers have flexibility in choosing the short-term assignments they want to work, that range from 5-25 hours/week, with each assignment lasting 1-5 weeks. Pay rate starts at $10.73/hour or more based on experience. Assignments are located in Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Stark, Medina, and Wayne counties and are paid mileage if assignment is located outside the county in which Employment Trainer lives.

Required: Good driving record (no more than 4 points), must possess current/valid Ohio driver’s license, HS/GED; background check, and physical with drug screen.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to jobs@udsakron.org with subject line labeled “Employment Trainer.” 


Habilitation Specialist I (BraVo!) — Kent, OH

Do you love getting out into the community? Love working with people? United Disability Services has a community based position available in our BraVo! Program. 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. 

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR Dept. (HS I/BraVo!), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311-1019 or e-mail: jobs@udsakron.org. We are an EOE.


Habilitation Specialist II (BraVo!) — Akron, OH

Do you love getting out into the community? Love working with People? United Disability Services has a full-time Habilitation Specialist II position. This position is responsible for the development and instruction of social/recreational/leisure activities to adults with developmental disabilities. This is a day shift position with no nights, and no weekends required.

Required:  BA/BS in related field
Preferred: Prior experience with activity/recreational therapy

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to ATTN: HR (HSII/BraVo!), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311 or e-mail Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO. 


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 10-20 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 with good driving record, required level of car insurance, background check, and physical with drug screen. 

Required: HS/GED; 5 yrs driving experience w/ good driving record, required level of car insurance, background check and physical w/drug screen. 

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR Dept. (COS), United Disability Services 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH  44311-1019 or to Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO


Habilitation Specialist I (SociAbilities) — Akron, OH

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.

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 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.


Workshop Specialist I (Vocational Services) — Akron, OH

United Disability Services has a full-time position 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. Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities desirable. Requirements include proof of HS/GED.

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR (WSI/Akron) United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org EOE.


Direct Support Professional (DSP) Sub — Day Shift (Adult Services)

United Disability Services has a regular full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) Sub position serving adults with developmental disabilities. This direct care position will be trained to work in all areas and all locations including Akron, Kent and Twinsburg. The position of direct care worker is an instructor/trainer role and will be directly involved in instruction, training and supervision as well as personal care of consumers. This is a day shift positions with no nights and no weekends required.

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.   

The position will include an additional $1.00 per hour premium at start and the opportunity to earn additional one-time base salary increases of $.25 per hour at intervals of 6 months and 1 year. 

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR Dept. (Program Sub.), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Habilitation Specialist I — Kent, OH

Creative? Love working with people? United Disability Services has a position available in our SociAbilities 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. 

Become a part of our team and take part in our many benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Wellness program including paid gym membership
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid training

Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. This position is Monday through Friday.

Please submit resume by Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR Dept. (HS I), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH  44311-1019 or email jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.


Habilitation Specialist I — Twinsburg, OH

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. 

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR (HS I Twin), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH  44311 or email jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Workshop Aide (Vocational) — Akron, OH

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.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR (Voc Aide), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE. 


Bus/Van Driver (Full Time) — Akron, OH

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. 

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR (FT Driver), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE. 


Bus/Van Driver (Part-Time) — Akron, OH

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.

Please submit resume no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 to Attn: HR (Part-time Driver), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.