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

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.

Employment Specialist 

Provide coverage and case management for persons served in group employment services as well as for individuals receiving career planning. These services may include backup coverage at group employment sites, on-site training, job coaching, supervision and follow-along assistance to client and transitional clients, career discovery, career exploration, benefits education/analysis, employment planning, and job seeking skills training. The expected outcomes for individuals served include paid employment and work experience leading to further career development and their ultimate achievement of competitive integrated employment and/or career advancement in employment.  Combination of education and experience typically represented by an Associate’s degree in a human services field; minimum of a high school diploma or GED and three years of related experience.  CESP preferred or the ability to obtain certification within 13 months of employment.  Experience working with adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a vocational or teaching capacity required.  Strong verbal and written communication skills, professional appearance, attention to detail, accuracy and ability to plan and organize work efficiently and independently.  Must have the ability to interact effectively in a professional environment and with all stakeholders involved in a client’s program.  Must have ability to provide leadership and direction to client workers.  Great flexibility in accepting a wide variety of assignments at employment sites in the community, including clerical, manufacturing, guest services, food services, and janitorial.  Ability to effectively use Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.  Ability to organize information to generate reports.  Demonstrated reliability and dependability.  Ability to maintain a positive attitude toward clients, staff and agency and to work cooperatively with inter- and intra-agency personnel.  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 and willingness/ability to transport persons served, as needed, and a valid Ohio driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving violations.




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.