ACHIEVA Community Employment Specialist Casual - Westmoreland County Salary in the United States

How much does a Community Employment Specialist Casual - Westmoreland County make at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States? The average salary for Community Employment Specialist Casual - Westmoreland County at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States is $51,177 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $42,671 and $59,683. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities2


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Job Details

Job Location:    Recruiting Area - Westmoreland County - Greensburg, PA
Position Type:    Casual
Education Level:    High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Salary Range:    Undisclosed



Implements and manages the supervision and training of individuals with disabilities in community-based jobs. Maintains ongoing relationships with businesses and services for competitive placements. Reports to the Manager of Community Based Employment.


  1. Supports the achievement of individuals’ personal outcomes.
  2. Daily activities and schedules are overseen by a Lead Employment Specialist.
  3. Develops a thorough understanding of all tasks comprising the job by working on the job as required.
  4. Assesses and determines a match of referral employees for a specific job.
  5. Develops task analysis training procedures for all new tasks associated with jobs. Devises methods for implementing training procedures for incoming employees.
  6. Facilitates the placement of individuals with disabilities in community-based employment.
  7. Trains workers with developmental disabilities to operate basic production equipment or to perform a specific service. Provides necessary follow-up on the job once training has been withdrawn.
  8. Maintains up-to-date training records on all workers under his/her supervision.
  9. Develops and maintains own skills by attending appropriate training sessions.
  10. Ensures effectiveness and efficiency of employees on the job on a daily basis. Ensures that the employer's job is completed in a timely manner.
  11. Ensures that employees are well integrated into the daily operations of the business or service. Limits supervision to the amount needed to complete the job.
  12. Ensures appropriate relationships between the employee and the employing business or service.
  13. Communicates effectively with all employers. Ensures effective communications between coworkers and employees.
  14. Develops employer contacts and markets to employers in a consistent manner. Establishes credibility and maintains contacts with businesses and services in the community.
  15. Develops and facilitates community-based assessments to evaluate a school-to-work student or an adult client’s interests and abilities.
  16. Teaches pre-employment skills to school to work transition students and adult clients to help them develop necessary abilities to find and maintain competitive employment.
  17. Provides job touring and job shadowing opportunities for clients to explore community-based employment options.
  18. Documents progress towards vocational goals and reports progress to the appropriate funding source.
  19. May be required to provide a cell phone for availability for work purposes. May be eligible for a cell phone stipend.
  20. Performs other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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Benefits: Medical & Time Off

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision with low employee contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and personal
  • 8 Paid holiday days
  • Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability available

Benefits: Bonuses & Opportunities

  • 403(b) Plan (All Employees) with employer contribution
  • Eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Up to $500 bonus thru Employee Referral Program
  • Four free counseling sessions for you when life happens through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid training
  • Paid mileage (55 cents per mile) for traveling between client sites and offices with personal vehicle

Who Is Achieva?

We are the only agency in southwest Pennsylvania that provides lifelong support, from early intervention therapy to older adult protective services. Build a career in a rapidly growing company where our #1 priority is to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


A High School Diploma and one year of related experience. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of developmentally disabled adults in the working community, and the ability to train developmentally disabled adults on a one-to-one basis using a variety of techniques is required. Must be able to communicate an understanding of the needs of the business community and have an understanding of job performance assessment. Position requires flexibility in work schedule, valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License, properly insured vehicle available for daily use, Act 33, 34, and FBI clearances.

Achieva is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Achieva is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Bott, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 ext. 492, 

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACHIEVA Community Employment Specialist Casual - Westmoreland County in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $42,671 to $59,683 with an average total cash compensation of $51,177. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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