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Job Developer

Join a passionate team that works to help individual with disabilities find independence employment and inclusion.

Job Description: Job Developers are responsible for obtaining employment opportunities for persons served. Job Developers need to be forward-thinking and be able to create and maintain business relationships with the employers in our community. Job Developers need to ensure that they are meeting the minimum requirements of contact for the persons on their caseload and help ensure the profitability of the department. Job Developers need to be able to understand the appropriate course of action for each person that they work with. Recognizing and encouraging the potential in each client is important to their success. Excellent communication skills are extremely important for both the person served and the employer. Innovative approaches and the ability to be able to try different techniques in order to secure employment opportunities are a must.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for fulfillment of our mission, vision, and values by demonstrating respect, and promoting a positive culture.

  • Perform daily record keeping (i.e. DDF). Exchange information with other support staff to ensure seamless communication within and outside the agency when applicable.

  • Perform all functions of career exploration and career planning services.

  • Assist to complete program objectives, outcomes, and attaining goals.

  • Assist in training new job coaches and job developers.

  • Ability to work varied hours including but not limited to: evenings, weekends, holidays, and split shifts. Must be available when needed for the development of a work site or presence needed at a worksite.

  • Assist with CARF accreditation.

  • Attends all monthly meetings with OOD Counselors.

  • Communicate and inform OOD Counselors and SSA’s of changes, incidents, concerns, and progress when applicable.

  • Communicate effectively through encrypted email with OOD and DODD.

  • Perform an assessment of an individual’s employability. Collects and evaluates information about clients' abilities, interests, and personality characteristics, using records, tests, and interviews.

  • Assistance w/ application completion, resume writing, mock interviews, and or assist with live interviews and maintaining case records.

  • Refers qualified client to employer or employment service for placement.

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with employers and personnel from supportive service agencies to develop opportunities for clients.

  • Ability to transport clients if needed.

  • Attend additional training’s as assigned.

  • Perform duties in a manner consistent with established ethical guidelines and maintain professional boundaries.

  • Complies with OOD rules and regulations

  • Attends all required trainings as needed.

  • Ability to transport clients in your personal vehicle.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification includes:

  • Associates Degree or High School Diploma / GED equivalent.

  • Ability to pass the CESP exam and earn the CESP Certification.

  • Must be able to pass and maintain all certification and or training required by DODD

  • Be able to pass and maintain The State of Ohio Department of Disabilities Delegated Nursing Requirements. (if applicable)

  • Crisis intervention training (i.e., CPI, COPE, etc) will train as applicable if a certified employee.

  • CPR/AED Certification

  • First Aid Certification

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Current Proof of Auto Insurance

  • Must be able to pass Criminal, OAC 5123:2-02-02, and Driving Background Checks

  • May need ODOT driving physical when using a company vehicle

  • Must be able to pass company physical

  • Must be able to pass a drug test

  • Maintain dependable transportation

Essential Functions:

  • Able to lift 10 pounds consistently, 20 pounds frequently, 50 pounds occasionally

  • Able to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, squat, bend and twist, reach and climb.

  • Must be able to stand, twist, turn, reach, lift and move for long periods of time, depending on activities.

  • Must be able to sit and drive for long periods of time between activities.

  • Use of technology and office equipment including Windows Operating system, email, Microsoft Office Suite, fax, printer, Paychex system, Advisor/BID system, and other client records management systems.

Job Specifications (Characteristics to perform successfully):

  • Exhibit a high standard of client quality service.

  • Maintain objectivity in position in order to set appropriate limits while working with clients.

  • Work cooperatively and responsively with Ability Works Leadership to ensure optimal quality service delivery for clients.

  • Develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with Clients, Families, Co-Workers, and Community Members.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and exhibit organizational skills.

  • Support clients in personal growth and development while respecting differences.


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