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 – Cleveland and Westlake Locations
Provides 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. Assumes a leadership role by acting as main assistant to the manager, organizing, monitoring and directing the client-related activities in their activity room. High school diploma or GED required. Two year’s direct care experience serving adults with multiple and/or severe disabilities required. One year’s experience in an ADS activity room or a sheltered workshop, and/or additional training, coursework or relevant program 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, stooping, kneeling, and reaching) 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 and has reliable daily transportation.
Day Services Supervisor – Westlake Location
Provides case management/service coordination, advocacy, support and personal care for clients enrolled in OakLeaf Services Day Services. Develops and implements person-centered goals for individual plans. Observes, assesses, instructs and monitors progress of individual clients by spending time in the activity rooms with them. If needed, implements behavioral interventions. Supervises the Day Services Community Connectors-Westlake/Highland Hills to ensure they are engaging the clients in meaningful activities and providing them with quality personal care services. Interacts cooperatively with UCP staff, referral sources, family/guardians and other stakeholders to promote and demonstrate a team approach to service delivery and integration.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in vocational rehabilitation, special education, social work or related human services field required. Minimum of three years experience in direct service delivery to OakLeaf Servicess with developmental and/or physical disabilities preferred. Experience in functional assessment, case management, and counseling strongly preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be computer-literate, possess effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability and willingness to function as an active team member. Physical capacity to perform lifting (minimum of 50 lbs.) and assume body positions related to routines of light industrial and personal care tasks (e.g. pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching, crouching, stooping, kneeling). Reliable transportation and a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations.
Direct Support Professional, OakLeaf (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.
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.
Job Training Community Connector
Provides support for all participants in OakLeaf Job Training and Day Services as needed, regardless of caseload assignment. Delivers support services, training, and personal care for adults with multiple disabilities (i.e., physical, developmental and/or intellectual) in basic daily living, recreational and work-related activities to maximize their independence and community integration in accordance with their Individual Service Plan (ISP) goals. Carries out ISP 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. Though assigned to work in OakLeaf Job Training, the Job Training Community Connector will work in the program where staff coverage is most needed at a given time. High school diploma or GED required. One year’s experience in a workshop at a community employment site, an ADS activity room, or residential setting, with additional training and/or relevant program experience serving adults with severe disabilities strongly preferred. Physical capacity to perform lifting (minimum of 50 lb.) and assume body positions related to routines of light industrial and personal care tasks (e.g. pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching, crouching, stooping, kneeling). Adequate manual dexterity to complete subcontracted work, utilize simple fixtures/jigs and operate equipment–hand jack, scales, etc.; sufficient vision to monitor quality control. Ability to pass a state-approved medication passing course and competency to perform delegated nursing tasks, as required. Sufficient academic skills to complete required documentation. Verbal ability to communicate client needs and direct them to appropriate staff. Professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to plan and organize work efficiently and independently. Ability to communicate with customers, clients and staff and conduct oneself in a professional manner. Valid Ohio driver’s license with two (2) or fewer moving violations required. Reliable daily transportation.
The Site Supervisor is responsible for providing on-site training, supervision and support to participants at the supported employment site. The Supervisor serves as a liaison between the host employer and UCP to promote the agency’s mission and to facilitate the integration of persons with disabilities into the community work setting. High school diploma or GED required. Two years of related experience working with adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a vocational or teaching capacity strongly preferred, or a combination of education and experience typically represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services field. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively using Standard English in verbal and written form. Professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy, ability to plan and organize work efficiently, and the ability and willingness to function as an active team member required. Ability to interact effectively in a professional environment and with all stakeholders involved in a client’s program. Ability to provide leadership and direction to client workers. Proficiency with computer applications and general business procedures required. Demonstrated reliability and dependability. Physical capability to perform lifting (at least 50 lbs.), pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, crouching, stooping, kneeling and reaching. Some sites may require extensive walking and being on your feet, outdoor work or working in extreme temperatures. Flexibility to transfer to other CE sites, as needed. Willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. 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.