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  • 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. It 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. 

    Requirements:

    • Associate’s Degree in related field or equivalent work experience required.
    • Minimum one year of experience in supported employment, marketing or vocational rehabilitation.
    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
    • Must acquire/maintain current CPR and First Aid certification
    • Possess current driver’s license

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

    • Health insurance
    • Wellness program
    • 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. EOE. 

  • Personal Care Coordinator

    Do you love working with and helping people with differing abilities? Do you want the freedom to enjoy your NIGHTS and WEEKENDS however you please? If so, the Personal Care Coordinator may be the job for you!

    As the Personal Care Coordinator you will be responsible for the supervision and direct care of individuals served and coordinating the personal care activities within the program. The position works in collaboration with other Direct Support Specialists I in meeting the personal care needs of individuals. You will be able to update schedules and coordinate break time, lunchtime, and transportation for arrivals/departures.

    You will communicate with supervisors and recommend solutions for personal care needs and scheduling. The Personal Care Coordinator will support and coordinate personal care both at UDS and in the community. You will have the ability to assess and assist individuals with their personal care needs in a way that preserves their right to privacy and dignity. 

    Availability: This position is Monday through Friday NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS.

    Requirements:

    • High school diploma/GED or a minimum of three years related experience
    • Experience working with individuals with ID/DD specifically addressing their personal care and physical needs
    • Experience with lifting transfers, feeding/modified dietary requirements and urological equipment preferred
    • Delegated Nursing Certification successfully completed within six months of hire
    • BCI / Drug Screen / MVR with proven safe driving record
    • Must have valid driver’s license with 5 years of driving experience

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

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Program
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Paid Holidays
    • Employer Paid Life Insurance
    • Retirement Plan
    • Paid Training
  • Direct Support Specialist I (Vocational Services) — Akron, OH

    Do you enjoy being able to help others and truly make a difference? Do you want the freedom to spend your NIGHTS and WEEKENDS relaxing or spending time with friends or family?  As a Direct Support Specialist you get all this and more!

    You will fulfill an instructor/trainer role and you will be directly involved in the instruction, training, and supervision of the individuals served while assisting with personal care as needed.  You will be helping them to learn and develop the skills needed to be included in the community.

    Availability: This position is Monday through Friday NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS.

    Requirements:

    • Must have valid driver’s license and five years driving experience.
    • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities desirable, but we will provide training.
    • HS/GED required.

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

    • Health insurance
    • Wellness program
    • 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. EOE. 

  • Direct Support Specialist I (SociAbilities) — Akron, OH

    Do you enjoy being able to help others and truly make a difference? Do you want the freedom to spend your NIGHTS and WEEKENDS relaxing or spending time with friends or family?  As a Direct Support Specialist you get all this and more!

    You will fulfill an instructor/trainer role and you will be directly involved in the instruction, training, and supervision of the individuals served while assisting with personal care as needed.  You will be helping them to learn and develop the skills needed to be included in the community.

    Availability: This position is Monday through Friday NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS.

    Requirements:

    • Must have valid driver’s license and five years driving experience.
    • Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities desirable, but we will provide training.
    • HS/GED required.

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

    • Health insurance
    • Wellness program
    • 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. EOE. 

  • Full-Time Bus/Van Driver

    Do you enjoy being able to help others and truly make a difference? Are you searching for an opportunity where you will be offering people transportation services? As a Driver with United Disability Services you get all this and more!

    You will be transporting individuals with and without disabilities. You will have the ability to provide passenger assistance while also demonstrating understanding and compassion for the general public and the needs of those that you are transporting.

    Availability: This position is Monday through Friday NO NIGHTS OR WEEKENDS.

    Requirements:

    • HS/GED required.
    • Five years driving experience with good record (no more than 2 points)
    • Current and Valid Ohio Driver’s License
    • Class “C” CDL with Passenger Endorsement

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

    • Health insurance
    • Wellness program
    • 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. EOE. 

  • Part-Time Bus/Van Driver (On-Call)

    Do you enjoy being able to help others and truly make a difference?  Wouldn’t you love to be able to work as much or as little as you want, up to 29hrs each week? Are you searching for an opportunity where you will be offering people transportation services?  As a Part-Time On-Call Driver with United Disability Services you get all this and more!

    You will be transporting individuals with and without disabilities. You will have the ability to provide passenger assistance while also demonstrating understanding and compassion for the general public and the needs of those that you are transporting.

    Requirements:

    • HS/GED required.
    • Five years driving experience with good record (no more than 2 points)
    • Current and Valid Ohio Driver’s License
    • Class “C” CDL with Passenger Endorsement preferred, but we will provide training.

    Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. EOE. 

  • Consumer Outreach Specialist (Part-Time)

    Are you looking to 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. This role requires flexible part-time hours, approximately 10-20 hours per week. In this position you will be accompanying adults with disabilities in the community. A few examples include taking them to concerts, helping them budget, attending sporting events, grocery shopping and many more activities. 

    Requirements:

    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities preferred.
    • Must be willing to use own transportation; with mileage reimbursement.
    • Good driving record with five years driving experience.
    • Required level of car insurance.
    • HS/GED required.

    Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. EOE. 

  • 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.

    Requirements:

    • Good driving record (no more than 4 points).
    • Must possess current/valid Ohio driver’s license.
    • HS/GED required.

    Candidate must pass a Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), physical and drug screen. EOE. 

Apply Now! 

  • Submit Resume/Letter of Interest for specific position to:
    Collin (Recruiter/Staffing Coordinator) at Jobs@udsakron.org
  • Or mail to:
    Attn: HR Dept (Program Supervisor)
    United Disability Services
    701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311
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