Thank you for your interest in working at UCP of Greater Cleveland. To apply for an open position, please go to our UCP of Greater Cleveland Employment Application. You can also upload a cover letter and/or resume to include with the completed application (not required for all positions, but recommended).
Current Employment Opportunities
Direct Support Professional, OakLeaf (full-time & part- time positions available) – West Side and East Side Locations
Multiple shifts/times available, including first shift, no weekends.
Provide daily living skills training and supportive direct care services to clients as identified in their Individual Service Plan (ISP); for example, meal preparation, housekeeping, toileting, bathing, dressing, feeding, assisting with or administering medications, shopping, attending appointments, transporting, performing health care related activities, etc. Ensure the safety and well-being of clients, including shoveling snow to clear walkways. High school diploma or GED required. Possesses a valid Ohio driver’s license with two (2) or less moving violations and has reliable daily transportation. Knowledge of and ability to lift, turn, position and transfer persons with physical disabilities in a safe and comfortable manner. Able to lift 50 pounds or more safely and operate a “Handi-Move”. Has reliable transportation available, when working, in order to transport self to work, meetings, and between sites; Able to operate common household appliances including stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, iron, vacuum, clothes washer and dryer, etc. Able to work pre-established hours, including weekends, based upon the needs of the program and clients.
Provide specialized on-the-job training and support to assist individuals with disabilities in learning and performing a new or changed job and adjusting to the work environment. This includes: task analysis for a particular job; teaching client workers the necessary steps required to complete job tasks; working side-by-side with the client workers to ensure all aspects of the job are done to the employer’s satisfaction; using appropriate learning strategies and identifying necessary accommodations. Combination of education and experience typically represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services field preferred; minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one year of related experience working with adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities, preferably in a vocational setting, required. Great flexibility in accepting a wide variety of assignments at employment sites in the community, including, but not limited to clerical, manufacturing, guest services, food services, and janitorial settings. Ability to work flexible shifts and hours based upon client work schedules. Demonstrated reliability and dependability. Uses standard English in oral and written communication. Has professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy and ability to plan and organize work efficiently and independently. Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward clients, staff and agency personnel and to work cooperatively with employers. Ability to effectively use Microsoft Windows-based software programs: proficiency using Microsoft Word and Excel required. If applicable at a particular worksite, physical capability to perform lifting (at least 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, crouching, stooping, kneeling and reaching. Reliable transportation, a willingness to travel throughout the Northeast Ohio region, and a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations.
Job Placement Specialist
Under the direct supervision of the Transition and Job Placement Manager and general direction from the Community Employment Manager, the Job Placement Specialist creates, coordinates and delivers individual job placement opportunities in integrated, community settings for clients participating in the Job Placement & Transition Services programs. Contacts prospective employers and matches clients to existing or “carved out” positions in the business community that fulfill mutual employment needs. Particular focus may be on working with young adults in the Project Search school-to-work transition program. Bachelor’s degree in vocational rehabilitation, special education, social work, business or related human services field preferred. Combination of education and experience normally represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services or business field, or a minimum of five years practical experience in the job development and placement field required. Experience working with youth in transition and adults with physical and/or developmental disabilities strongly preferred. Proven marketing and job matching skills required. Knowledge of the local labor market and business community strongly preferred. Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward clients, staff and agency personnel and to work cooperatively with employers. Ability to use standard English effectively in oral and written communication required. Has professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to plan and organize work efficiently and independently. Has the ability and willingness to function as an active team member. Must be computer-literate (Microsoft Office computer applications)
Availability to work flexible shifts and hours based upon client work schedules (including occasional evenings and/or weekends). Ability to travel out-of-town to participate in regional meetings and training. Ability to perform physical activities related to job training and coaching duties. Reliable transportation and a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations, and the ability to visit businesses in several counties throughout Northeast Ohio area are required.
It is the policy of UCP of Greater Cleveland to provide equal opportunity employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person shall be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. UCP of Greater Cleveland will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.