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Job Posting: Job Developer / Disability Network Capital Area

JOB POSTING at Disability Network Capital Area:


Full Time Position (30-40 hours per week)

Location: Lansing

Disability Network Capital Area is a full time Job Developer. The Job Developer position is a full-time (30-40 hours per week depending on workload) non-exempt position with a starting wage of $18.50-20.50 per hour, depending on experience. Access to reliable transportation is a requirement as the position requires travel within Ingham, Clinton, Eaton and Shiawassee counties. In addition to travel, this position requires the ability to provide services at the DNCAP offices as well as community settings.

Under limited supervision, with a clear understanding of the local labor market, the Job Developer establishes and maintains relationships with employers and community organizations to develop job opportunities and supports participants with a variety of disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment. Coordinates day-to day responsibilities including activities supporting participants in an employment environment or searching for employment as well as cultivating relationships with interested employers.  The incumbent for this position is responsible for walking the participant through the entire employment process including assessing the participant’s interests and skills, meeting with possible employers, assisting in resume’ writing, interview preparation, guidance on appropriate dress and grooming,  practice interviews, guidance coordinating transportation for interview and subsequent employment, supporting the participant once employed, clarifying the job responsibilities, determining if any accommodations are needed and assisting  the participant in their request for accommodation, ongoing on-the-job support/job coaching for the participant as needed based upon participant and/or employer needs. Acts as liaison between participant and prospective employer during the job search/interview phase and communicates with participant reasons for not being hired.

Duties Include:

  • Research the needs of the local labor market.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with prospective employers and community organizations.
  • Makes ‘cold’ calls to potential employers.
  • Outreach to community organizations and business.
  • Work directly with participants on their job search including but not limited to, assessment of interests and skills, resume writing, interviewing, dressing and grooming, interview follow-up.
  • Provide support with participants following successful employment including, but not limited to, reviewing the responsibilities of the position, assisting with determination of needed accommodations and helping the participant request accommodations.
  • Timely completion of reports, billings and data entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Hiring Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years of college in Human Service or related field. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ human service experience.
  • Personal experience with a disability and/or knowledge of disability related issues.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check, sex offender registry, and DHHS Central Registry.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation as position requires travel.

Minimum Skills Requirements:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to design and implement a person-centered approach.
  • Ability to engage in community outreach to organizations and employers to build and nurture business relationships in order to develop competitive job opportunities for the individuals we serve.
  • Thorough understanding of disability and ability to communicate effectively with prospective employers
  • Ability to advocate for the individuals we serve.
  • Ability to assess interests and skills of participants
  • Maintains documentation; ability to use word processing and data entry.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community agencies and agency partners.

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume, referencing Job #JD01312020 to: Disability Network Capital Area, 901 E. Mt Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910 attn: Laurie Parker or email to No phone calls please.

Posting deadline: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Feel free to visit our website: and Facebook page: Disability Network Capital Area.

The Disability Network Capital Area is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. The Disability Network Capital Area follows Employment at Will practices. The agency does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Employment may be terminated by either party with or without notice and with or without cause.