PROGRAM SPECIALIST - Disability Services (Full Time) Uniontown, PA.
- 40 Connellsville St, Uniontown, PA 15401, USA
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is a human services agency and network of not-for-profit businesses whose mission is to help people with special needs overcome barriers to employment and enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and improved quality of life.
Goodwill retail stores are the principal business operation of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Members of our retail management team play a vital role in our organization. Our thrift stores are considered the "backbone' of the company by contributing nearly 60% of our annual revenues as well as offering training and employment opportunities for clients and consumers.
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s assessment and vocational evaluation services determine an individual’s ability and readiness to enter the job market by using academic and skill-based assessments, as well as on-site work experience in the community. The Program Specialist will provide in-house or community based support and supervision to individuals with disabilities/barriers to employment. This will be accomplished by ensuring the individuals’ needs are met, goals are implemented, and a safe environment is maintained. Responsibilities also include file management to maintaining compliance. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to advocate for participants, ensuring that there are goals in place to meet their needs, their rights are adhered to and the individual is included in their vocational plan. The Program Specialist will also coordinate all team meetings.
External Hiring Range: $13.81 to $15.09/Hour Travel Required: Yes
Location: 40 Connellsville Street, Uniontown
Education: Associates Degree in Human Services, Psychology/Rehabilitation Science, Social Services or a similar field.
Experience: 4 or more years’ experience successfully working with individuals with disabilities/barriers to employment. Will also consider a Bachelors Degree and 2 or more years’ experience as stated above.
Travel Required: yes
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