POSITION:  Pre-ETS Employment Services Specialist – Employment Services Program  

REPORTS TO:  Director of Employment Services

POSITION SUMMARY: The Employment Services Specialist provides Pre-Employment Training Skills (Pre-ETS) to eligible students within their designated area. The Employment Services Specialist actively promotes and makes public presentations to encourage enrollment and participation in TURN’s Pre-ETS Work-Based Learning Experience (WBLE) grant to local schools and businesses. The Employment Services Specialist actively develops business and collaborative relations in the community to promote Work-Based Learning Experience opportunities for students with disabilities.  The Employment Services Specialist works with the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR), 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 Director of Employment Services to ensure that we meet our contractual obligations for Pre-ETS Work-Based Learning Experience students in their geographical area. The Employment Services Specialist conducts Intake Meetings and ensures all required documentation is received before providing services. The Employment Services Specialist develops, implements, monitors, and documents Pre-ETS Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE) services. The Employment Services Specialist develops WBLE worksites based on the student’s interest. The Employment Services Specialist records, develops curriculum, services, and provides direct assistance to individuals. The Employment Services Specialist acts as a TURN representative in the community and other agency settings.


POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Must demonstrate the ability to develop relationships with and make public presentations to local schools and businesses to promote enrollment and participation in Pre-ETS Work-Based Learning Experience program. Must demonstrate the ability to meet with local companies and identify and develop worksites that match the student’s interests effectively and quickly. Must have strong written and verbal communications skills. Must be ACRE certified within three months of the date of hire.  Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills along with patience and practical stress management skills. Must be at least 18 years of age and desire to work with individuals at various levels of abilities. Must be able to develop and maintain positive relationships with parents, employers, Local Education Agency’s (LEA) ‘s, school personnel, Pre-ETS contract holders, government officials, medical personnel, community members, and other providers as applicable. Must have clear written communication skills and use a computer to develop and implement formal presentations.

Must be able to use a computer to collect and document data, summarize progress monthly, 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 can 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