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Vocational Specialist (Multiple Positions)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Disability and Accessibility Services

Posting Number: req19080

Department: Family and Community Medicine

Location: University of Arizona Health Sciences

Address: 1521 E. Helen Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona is seeking candidates to fill two Vocational Specialist positions. The Vocational Specialist is responsible for implementing pre-employment transition services in local schools, as well as collaborating with the local school and adult service agency personnel. The Vocational Specialist also communicates and shares information, while engaging families and students with disabilities. This person will work with educators to develop and provide direct vocational services and individualized supports for students with disabilities. The Vocational Specialist will provide training on job sites, collect data, share resources, and maintain follow-up communication with local sites.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with school, vocational rehabilitation, and adult provider personnel to develop and implement pre-employment transition services in local schools. Provide technical assistance to school personnel. 
  • Under minimal supervision, use extensive knowledge to provide direct services and individualized instruction and support for youth ages 14 to 22 primarily in community settings and local businesses. Communicate, share information, and engage families and students with disabilities to achieve positive and impactful outcomes.
  • Collect data and success stories, contribute to informational materials and resource development, and monitor and provide follow-up services at participating sites.
  • Participate in project, team, and departmental meetings and keep the project coordinator and project staff informed of local activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Rehabilitation, Social Work, or Psychology.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Outreach and Community Engagement

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $18.15 - $22.69

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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Job Family

Cmty Outreach

Job Function

Outreach & Community Engage

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Jacy Farkas |

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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