Current Openings

Food Service Specialist (Taste BUDS) — Akron, OH

United Disability Services has a full time opening in our Taste BUDS Food Service Program. The ideal candidate must have a solid working knowledge of quantitative food preparation, good written and oral communications skills and must possess the ability to read, analyze, write and interpret large batch recipes in a timely manner while observing all food safety and sanitation procedures. This position’s role is an instructor/trainer of people with disabilities and is directly involved in instruction, training and supervision of consumers in an employment setting.

Minimum of one year previous work experience in large batch cooking from scratch required. Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities desirable. Requirements: 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 with cover letter by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR Dept. (Food Svs), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311-1019 or e-mail to Jobs@udsakron.org  EOE.


Habilitation Aide (Firestone Park) — Akron, OH

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available at our Firestone Park facility. This is a direct care position that serves adults with developmental disabilities, and is responsible for assisting consumers with all personal care. 

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. No weekends required.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR Dept. (Aide), 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.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (WSI/Akron) United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St. Akron, OH 44311 or email to 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.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR Dept. (Program Sub.), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Habilitation Specialist I — Kent, OH
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 by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (HS I - Kent), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO. 


Employment Trainer (Part-Time) — Medina 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 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (ET/Medina), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to 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 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (ET/Portage), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to Jobs@udsakron.org. EEO. 


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. 

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (HS I Twin), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH  44311 or email to jobs@udsakron.org. EEO.


Habilitation Aide (SociAbilities) — Akron, OH

United Disability Services has a Habilitation Aide position available 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.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (Soc Aide), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE. 


Habilitation 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.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (Voc Aide), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to 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.

Submit resume by Friday, December 13, 2019 to ATTN: HR (Part-time Driver), United Disability Services, 701 S. Main St, Akron, OH 44311 or email to Jobs@udsakron.org. EOE.