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Supported Employment Specialist (Signing Bonus Offered)
East Bay Innovations

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East Bay Innovations
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Job Summary

$18.25 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 7 days ago
Job Role
Community Development, Community Support Services
Employer's Industry
Caregiving, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

About the Position:

EBI’s Supported Employment Services has an opening for a Specialist in Alameda County. This is a full-time position with the Supported Employment team to provide coverage as needed to supported clients, to assist with intensive job coaching support for newly hired supported clients, and to assist the employment development team during internships or assessments and pre-employment activities. 

We're passionate about raising the bar of employment options and opportunities and seek a person who shares this passion and can provide effective on-the-job support to individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities to ensure success. This job is a good way to gain experience in the nonprofit sector, social work, human services or case management. We seek people who want to make a difference in the lives of others and are both gifted teachers and teachable themselves.


  • Ability to adapt training and support techniques to individual needs and learning styles
  • Provide one-to-one support to individuals while they are working, participating in an internship, or during pre-employment activities
  • Assist clients to understand and report wages and subsidies in regards to Social Security 
  • Works as part of the Employment Services Job Development team and assist during job placement with travel training, new-hire clearances for supported client, initial training, and coordination with employer
  • Develops vocational sites to provide External Situational Assessments (ESA) and provides supports and completes reports related to the ESA
  • Provides outreach to employers to create employment opportunities
  • Acts as floater within Supported Employment to cover open cases, and to provide coverage when primary support staff are out

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have valid California driver's license, be willing to drive own car (we do offer mileage reimbursement) and carry auto insurance
  • Ability to meet the requirements of the employers we work with, including dress code, health clearances, and background checks
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team as well as independently
  • Have basic computer skills and an ability to learn computer programs
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities, previous job coaching experience, experience performing administrative tasks, and knowledge of task analysis are all a plus

Work Schedule:

The Specialist position is full-time, usually Monday through Friday, but will include occasional early morning, late evening, and weekend assignments.


Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Counseling benefits
  • Financial coaching
  • Education Assistance Fund

Salary: $18.25 per hour

SIGNING BONUS: For a limited time, EBI is offering a signing bonus of $250 to all new employees, plus an additional $250 bonus after the first 90 days of employment. That's a total of $500 extra income to thank you for joining our team. Apply today!

*East Bay Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.​​​​​​​

Business Overview

Our Story

Established in 1994, East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a non-profit human services organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and cerebral palsy. Our person centered services support people to live in their own homes, make choices about how they live, work in jobs of their choosing, and enjoy being part of their communities. We seek to further the human rights and empowerment of people with disabilities seeking to lead lives of meaning as part of their communities. We hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others. 


Culture & Perks

Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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