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Vocational Services Specialist

This is a full-time, salaried exempt position that reports to our Vocational Services program located at 602 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster, PA.  The work week schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm and will require flexibility for nights, weekends and holidays.

General Summary

The Vocational Services Specialist, under the supervision of the Manager of Vocational Services, will assist in the coordination of program services for consumers referred by OVR, school district and other social service agencies.  The position will prepare consumers for successful competitive employment and self-sufficiency by assuming the role of job developer, implementer and maintainer of contracts for successful placement, training and follow-up services for people with disabilities.  In addition, the Vocational Services Specialist will assist in student recruitment, class and lesson plan development, personal counseling, teaching and developing personal connections with school districts, students and their families.  This position will also assist with facility maintenance and upkeep.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in education, rehabilitation, psychology, social work, counseling or other social/human service required.

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in teaching, counseling or working with individuals with disabilities strongly preferred.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken language
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must be able to accommodate travel to remote locations which are not located near public transportation
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule as needed, including early morning hours, evenings and/or weekends
  • Clean driving record and reliable transportation