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Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Specialist, Gastonia Area in Charlotte, NC at RHA Health Services

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.  The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.  Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Do you live in the Gastonia area? Do others look to you for advice and counseling when they’re considering job choices? Are you patient, and known as a life coach among your friends?

RHA Health Services is looking for a passionate, driven, and resourceful Employment Specialist.

Our Employment Specialist provides support for individuals with disabilities in a variety of community-based work settings, supporting the person towards independence in the work tasks and work environment, including development of natural supports, assist the person receiving services in identifying and communicating his or her requests and needs for services and supports.

Employment Specialists implements services and supports to address the person’s vocational goals and desired outcomes as identified in their Individual Plan of Employment (IPE).  Relies on supervision and direction from the Vocational Program Manager.

In laymen's terms, this person will attend the job of the persons we support, through training and into stabilization in the role for at least 90 days, often longer.  So if a person we supports works from 10pm - 6am, you would go to the job with them.  Flexibility in schedule and ability to work long hours is very important for this position.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Health Services where we put people first!

Successful candidates for the Employment Specialist are excellent coaches and motivators who modeling preferred behaviors while contributing to a collaborative team environment. 

Additional requirements of the Employment Specialist position include: 

  • High School degree or GED required;
  • Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preferred
  • Valid drivers’ license and automotive insurance
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen
  • CPR, first aid, NCI and/or role specific certification, a plus


RHA Health Services offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to eligible employees that are aimed at supporting your health and wellness, financial planning, work-life balance, and protection from the unexpected.

The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees includes:

  • The comprehensive compensation and benefits package for full-time employees includes:
  • Competitive compensation program including regular performance feedback and coaching
  • Healthcare insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Voluntary Benefits, Employee Assistance Program, Telemed and Pharmacy Insurance, Health Advocate service which assists employees find doctors, schedule appointments, estimate costs, answer medical/prescription questions,  resolve medical claims issues and basically does the leg-work for employees
  • Offering free diabetic medication and supplies
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with Wells Fargo
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Extensive Wellness Programs including company paid scholarships for healthy weight management and nicotine cessation, several wellness challenges and rewards through the year.
  • Free Annual Health Screening and wellness coaching event.
  • Discounted medical premiums for nicotine free employees.
  • Free CPR, first aid, and job-specific training opportunities
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve!

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.