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The Arc Erie County NY Employment Specialist in Buffalo, New York

Employment Specialist

Buffalo, NY, USA

Req #2521

Monday, January 10, 2022

The Arc Erie County New York has been supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their families in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services for over 65 years.

Our Company:Are you ready to Achieve with The Arc Erie County and work in a purpose driven field dedicated to those we support? We are compassionate, flexible, helpful, and have the unique privilege of building relationships with people and their families, who rely on our expertise to assist them in the discovery and delivery of life-long educational, employment, vocational, residential and support programs and resources.

Our Position:We are currently seeking anEmployment Specialistwho will assist individuals with developmental challenges with their career development goals towards post-secondary and employment options. Other duties include:

  • Working with individuals in researching career options, locating employment opportunities in their area of interest, and maintaining employment by providing level of support needed.

  • Working with local area high school students in preparation for employment readiness.

  • Completing documentation of services and tracks information to better assist an individual with meeting their employment goals.

  • Acting as a liaison between an individual, their support team, their employer, and The Arc Erie County.

Our Rate of Pay:$16.00/hour (40 hours per week; flexible schedule); additional $0.58/mile for travel to and from community employment sites

Our Benefits:What can The Arc Erie County offer you? An affordable benefit package (medical, dental and vision), great PTO, 403b Retirement Plan, quality work/life balance, opportunity for growth, unique workdays, energizing and purpose driven work, the joy of watching others accomplish their goals, and being part of a dynamic, engaging, and fun team.

Our Requirements:

Associate degree or higher in Human Services, Business, or a closely related fieldplus(3) yrs of full-time paid direct service experience with persons with developmental disabilities. Prior vocational or pre-vocational experience preferred.


High school or equivalent diplomaplus(5) yrs full-time paid direct service experience with persons with developmental disabilities. Prior vocational or pre-vocational experience preferred.


Valid NYS Driver’s License; approved driving record and reliable transportation. Will be required to use personal vehicle to travel to worksites throughout the WNY area. Must be flexible in schedule to accommodate a variety of work placements. Computer knowledge is preferred as extensive documentation is completed.

The Arc Erie County New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

Other details

  • Job Family Arc Erie

  • Pay Type Hourly

  • Hiring Rate $16.00

  • Travel Required Yes

  • Required Education High School

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  • Buffalo, NY, USA