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United Cerebral Palsy of Central Pennsylvania Inc. Employment Specialist - Part-time 30+ - Monday- Friday; Hours can range between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional weekend hours (Pay Rate: $17.00/Hour) in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

“I find it very rewarding to help individuals pursue their passion and gain valuable experience on the path to competitive employment.” - Blake B., Employment Manager

We share a passion and a purpose: to empower people to live meaningful lives. Our commitment to the people we support equips them to realize their full potential and live with the greatest degree of independence. We also work to change public perception as we relentlessly pursue a vision of communities that embrace the abilities of every individual.

If you would like to start an exciting career with an organization committed to excellence and innovation, please consider joining the UCP of Central PA team!

When it comes to where you work, we know you’ve got choices. Why not choose the leading edge of working here? As an Employment Specialist at UCP, you’ll enjoy:

  • Opportunity to make a measurable difference every day!

  • Sign on Bonus - $500 (PT 30+ and FT)

  • Position Type / Hours per week– FT/PT

  • Benefits may include: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, 403(b) with Company Match, Life and Disability Insurance, Company Contributions to Your HSA, Paid Time Off, and more!

  • Same day pay available with Tapcheck

  • Extensive orientation program that will equip you for success

  • Employee recognition programs to ensure that you feel valued and appreciated

  • Multiple forums for providing feedback to the executive team so that your voice is heard

When it comes to what you’ll do as an Employment Specialist at UCP, here’s what to expect:

  • Assist participants in obtaining, and maintaining community-based, competitive, independent employment.

  • Assist participants with employment applications, interview preparation, job development, job training, and social skills training.

  • Provide on-going observation, supervision, and guidance for the participant.

  • Communicate with the participant, family members/guardians, the employers to reinforce and stabilize job placement.

  • Enhance the ability of the participant to lead a typical life by providing guidance and support to build self-esteem and assertiveness; and to make everyday decisions.

  • Apply effective, sensitive communication skills to build rapport and channels of communication by recognizing and adapting to the range of participant communication styles.

What we’re looking for in an Employment Specialist at UCP:

Minimum requirements
  • 6 months to 2 years of previous job related experience

  • Knowledge specific to the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and/or the aging population

  • At least 18 years of age

  • A valid driver’s license and 6 months of previous driving experience

  • Access to vehicle with valid insurance, registration, and inspection

  • Flexible to work all assigned shifts as business needs dictate

  • Ability to communicate, read, write, and interpret English

  • A sincere commitment to our guiding principles

  • Put the interests of the people we support first

  • Communicate with all stakeholders

  • Connect with each other through our shared commitment to the mission

  • Seek innovative ways to create possibilities

  • Inspire each other to lead

  • Foster collaboration and teamwork through trust, accountability, adaptability, and respect

    Preferred, but not required
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate strongly preferred

  • ACRE/CESP certification. If none, must be willing to obtain within 6 months of the start of employment.

While performing the duties of this position, an Employment Specialist at UCP will:

  • Continuously express and exchange ideas

  • Communicate with others

  • Apply visual acuity less than 20 inches, apply visual acuity greater than 20 feet

  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, twist, move 1-10 pounds, move 11-50 pounds

  • Occasionally move greater than 50 pounds, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulders, work outdoors

  • Rarely climb stairs, walk on uneven surfaces, use a computer, and apply visual depth perception and field of vision (if vehicle driving duties assigned).

UCP Central PA is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to jobs@ucpcentralpa.org.

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ID: 2022-2145

External Company URL: https://www.ucpcentralpa.org/

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