Community Employment Specialist

Pay Rate- $13.40/hr.

Part-Time; 15-20 hours/week

As a Community Employment Specialist in Warren, you will help adults with disabilities find and keep meaningful employment. This opportunity is ideal for a self-directed, professional, and motivated candidate with good communication skills who enjoys working one-on-one with individuals with disabilities to achieve community employment success.

You will support the achievements and skills of each individual as you work to facilitate their placement in community-based employment. Assume the role of a job coach in understanding the tasks of the job before training the individual. Once trained, you will supervise the individual until they are fully integrated into the workplace and able to work independently.

Additional responsibilities include interfacing with potential employers and maintaining communication, training consumers on job tasks, assessments, report writing, and daily documentation. Equipment for electronic documentation was provided as well as mileage reimbursement for personal vehicle use.

Qualifications for Community Employment Specialist:

  • Associate’s Degree preferred
  • OR High School diploma or equivalent and 1-year experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle to transport individuals
  • Eligibility for State Police Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI clearance is required for individuals who do not meet PA residency requirements

Perks with a Purpose
Our benefits are created with YOU in mind.

• Highmark Medical and Mental Health
• Free Delta Dental Coverage
• Free Davis Vision Coverage
• Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
Financial Well-being
• 401K and 403B Retirement Savings options
• On-Demand Pay
• Employee Referral Bonus program
• Student Loan Forgiveness
• College Scholarship & Tuition Discounts
• Employee Discounts
Life & Family Support
Free Life Insurance
• Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
• LifeSolutions Employee Assistance Program
• Erie Campus*- discounted on-site weekday childcare
• Employee discounts for select events and services

    Who is Barber National Institute?

    The Barber National Institute is a non-profit committed to its mission of providing the highest quality services for children and adults with autism, intellectual disabilities, or behavioral health challenges and their families. Since our founding in 1952, we have evolved into a multi-faceted organization serving more than 6,200 individuals annually with a wide range of educational, vocational, residential, and behavioral health programs.

    Qualified applicants must meet eligibility for PA Child Abuse History and Criminal Record Check.. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you need accommodation to apply, please contact HR. EOE