Employment Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Amherst and surrounding areas
Job ID
Human Services


Join the future of Heritage Christian vocational services!  Are you interested in an exciting opportunity assisting individuals with developmental disabilities in finding Employment Solutions?   You will be an ally to people by encouraging them to achieve their goals to secure and maintain meaningful employment opportunities.  And you will advocate for people with disabilities to have equal access to careers in their communities. Be more than one thing working at Heritage Christian.  


Pay for this position: $19.55 / hr


The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above range represents the organization's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.


  • Work with individuals with developmental disabilities both on and off the job site, developing work related skills.
  • Teach others how to be successful in their job by role modeling and providing ongoing feedback and support.
  • Assist individuals in handling day to day responsibilities at the job site.
  • Facilitate relationships between the individual and employer and co-workers.
  • Ensure a safe, positive and meaningful work experience for the individual.
  • Completion of required documentation and communication of pertinent information to the individual and their support team.


  • Bachelors Degree preferred. Minimum of a high school diploma or high school equivalency. 
  • Two years experience providing vocational strength based services preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license that is in compliance with Heritage Christian Services’ motor vehicle record standards, and reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Ability to work a rotation of shifts including flexibility with schedules is required.
  • Ability to work independently is required.
  • Flexibility to work effectively with people with a variety of disabilities and barriers to employment is required.
  • Ability to work with people with vast life experiences and cultures is required.  
  • The ability to effectively communicate with individuals to further assure their growth and development are required.
  • The ability to adapt to a variety of work environments.
  • Ability to effectively use technology to complete required documentation and communication.


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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