Current Openings

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

Day Services Community Connector, OakLeaf – Highland Hills & Westlake

Provide support services, training and delegated nursing for a group of adults with multiple disabilities (i.e., physical, developmental and/or mental) in basic daily living, recreational and work-related habilitation activities to maximize independence and community integration in accordance with their Individual Plan (IP) goals. Carries out IP programs and works cooperatively with OakLeaf Day Services and other staff members in providing comprehensive services to program participants to ensure that their needs are met efficiently and that they are served in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. Though assigned to work in the Day Services program as the primary job function, the Community Connector is cross-trained to perform the job duties and established routines of the Habilitation Assistant in the Organizational Employment (production area) program. The Day Services Community Connector will work in the program and location where staff coverage is most needed at a given time. High school diploma or GED required, along with one year’s direct care experience in an OakLeaf Day Services activity room, sheltered workshop, or residential setting, with additional training, coursework and/or relevant experience serving adults with multiple and/or severe disabilities required. Must have a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations and have reliable daily transportation. 

Day Services Community Connector Float, OakLeaf – Westlake 

Provides support services, training, delegated nursing, and personal care for adults with multiple disabilities (i.e., physical, developmental and/or mental) in basic daily living, recreational and work-related habilitation activities to maximize their independence and community integration in accordance with their Individual Plan (IP) goals.  Carries out IP programs and works cooperatively with other staff members in providing comprehensive services to program participants to ensure that their needs are met efficiently and that they are served in a safe, clean and comfortable environment. The Community Connector Float is cross-trained to perform the job duties and established routines of the Community Connector in the OakLeaf Day Services program at all program locations, as well as the Production Assistant in the OakLeaf Job Training program. The Float might also provide basic client support coverage at a Community Employment work site. The Float will work in the program and location where staff coverage is most needed at a given time. High school diploma or GED required. One year’s direct care experience in an Day Services activity room, sheltered workshop, or residential setting, with additional training, coursework and/or relevant experience serving adults with multiple and/or severe disabilities required; two year’s experience preferred.  Physical capacity to perform lifting (minimum of 50 lb.) and assume body positions related to routines of personal care of clients (e.g. pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, crouching, reaching, stooping, and kneeling) required.  Ability to complete state-approved medications administration course and competency to perform delegated nursing tasks as evaluated by the agency nurse required. Verbal and writing skills necessary to effectively communicate and document client needs. Professional manner and willingness to work as part of a team.  Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations.  Reliable daily transportation.

Direct Support Professional, OakLeaf (Full and Part Time positions available) – West Side and East Side Locations

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.

Grant Writer 

With general direction from the Director of Development & Marketing, the Grant Writer plans, develops and administers the grant seeking and reporting program of UCP of Greater Cleveland. Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred).  Three to five years of successful proposal writing and major gift acquisition preferred.  Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.  Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.  A high degree of computer literacy required, experience using donor management data bases preferred. Must have reliable transportation and a valid Ohio driver’s license with two (2) or less moving violations. This position will have flexible working hours and availability to work remotely.

Job Coach (PRN), OakLeaf Partners

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. A high school diploma or GED is required. Two years of related experience working with students or adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a school-to-work transition or vocational capacity strongly preferred, or a combination of education and experience typically represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services field. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations and have reliable daily transportation.

Job Placement Specialist, OakLeaf Partners

Under the direct supervision of the Transition Services 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.  A 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.  Must have 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 also required.

Occupational Therapist, LeafBridge – School-Based Therapy (East Cleveland School District)

With general supervision, plans, organizes and participates in medically oriented occupational therapy programs to habilitate clients with developmental disabilities in center-based or school based programs. Combination of education and experience normally represented by a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, licensed by the State of Ohio, and certification by the American Occupational Therapy Association. Minimum one (1) to two (2) years related work experience required. Possess a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations and have reliable daily transportation.

 


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.

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