ACHIEVA Community Employment Specialist (FT) Salary in the United States

How much does a Community Employment Specialist (FT) make at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States? The average salary for Community Employment Specialist (FT) at companies like ACHIEVA in the United States is $70,009 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $59,904 and $80,114. 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 Cities


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Job Details

Job Location:    Achieva Main Office - Pittsburgh, PA
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Salary Range:    $17.31


Job Title: Community Employment Specialist

Are you a mission-driven individual looking for a career to make a difference in someone's life? Are you seeking a position that offers flexibility to fit your schedule, including various shifts and weekends? Achieva offers career opportunities to individuals who are caring, compassionate and kind.

Achieva is an organization where everyone is valued and respected. Achieva employees support people with disabilities as they live, work, play, and follow their life aspirations.

$2,000 Hiring Bonus!

About Achieva

At Achieva, we envision a community where all people with disabilities lead lives of personal significance. We are an organization of professionals and community partners that help people reach their individualized goals. For over 70 years, Achieva has been committed to the support and inclusion of those with disabilities.

Position type:

  • Full Time, hourly (some flexibility in scheduling)

Minimum requirements:

  • Equivalent of a high school diploma and availability to work some evenings/weekends.
  • Candidates who have experience working with people with disabilities, employment support, recruitment, or advocacy would be a great fit!


Hourly rate:



Location: South Side Office


Position Description

The Community Employment Specialist connects people with disabilities with community-based, competitive employment. Working mainly in the community, this person assesses skills, builds job seeker competencies, establishes relationships with businesses and gives individuals the tools and support needed to be successful.


Job Responsibilities – Highlights

  • Help job seekers with disabilities secure competitive integrated employment through job finding or job development.
  • Facilitate work assessments or job trials to evaluate a job seeker’s interest and abilities.
  • Provide job shadowing opportunities for job seekers to explore employment options.
  • Discover job opportunities, build and maintain relationships with employers and promote sustainable competitive integrated employment:
  • Market Achieva employment supports and services and promote the inclusion to employers.



  • Medical, dental, and vision with low employee monthly contributions and low deductibles
  • Achieva pays for term life insurance, accidental death insurance, and long term disability
  • 403(b) retirement plan. Achieva contributes to the 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year with or without employee contributions.
  • Paid time off and holiday pay


High school diploma and one year of related experience. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the needs of disabled adults in the working community, and the ability to train 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 Drivers License, properly insured vehicle available for daily use, Act 33, 34 and FBI clearances are required.


Achieva is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE). 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 our Human Resources Department at 412-995-5000 ext.650, or email

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACHIEVA Community Employment Specialist (FT) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $59,904 to $80,114 with an average total cash compensation of $70,009. 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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