EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SPECIALIST

POSITION:  Employment Services Specialist – Employment Services Program  

REPORTS TO:  Employment Services Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY: The Employment Services Specialist actively develops business and collaborative relations in the community to promote employment for people with disabilities.  The Employment Services Specialist works with the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR), Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE), Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) as well as employment advocacy organizations. The Employment Services Specialist works with the Coordinator to ensure that we are meeting our contractual obligations. The Employment Services Specialist monitors, and participates in the development and implementation of Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE), Individual Plans for Employment (IPE), and Person-Centered Support Plans (PCSP), and other employment plans for people with disabilities. The Employment Services Specialist acts as a TURN representative in the community and other agency settings. The Employment Services Specialist records, develops curriculum, services, and provides direct service to individuals.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Must be ACRE certified within 3 months of the date of hire. Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Must have experience in the human service field, patience, and effective stress management skills. Must be at least 18 years of age and desire to work with individuals at various levels of functioning. Must be able to maintain positive relationships with parents, employers, government officials, medical personnel, community members, and other providers. Must have clear written communication skills and the ability to use a computer to write business letters and reports, and maintain and update numerical records. Works with basic mathematical operations and summarizes numerical data. Reads, comprehends, and uses job-related written materials, and follows written and verbal instruction. Sees details of the physical movements of others, and describes them verbally and on paper. Perceives warning signs of aggression or physical distress in others. Regular attendance, adherence to the authorized schedule, and satisfactory performance are essential functions of this position. Has reliable transportation, has a good driving record, maintains insurance, and is able to transport individuals in personal and agency vehicles. Involvement in the analysis, development, and documentation of training programs is an integral component of the position.

For a full job description, please email:

Selena Harris, Director of Employment Services

selenaharris@turndreams.org