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Community Outreach Professional (Multiple Positions)

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

Posting Number: req10546

Department: Family and Community Medicine

Location: UAHS - Tucson

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

Position Highlights

The Community Outreach Professional is responsible for implementing pre-employment transition services in local schools and working together with schools and adult service agencies to build community capacity for preparing youth with disabilities to become employed after graduation. The position will be responsible for providing work based learning experiences, working with local businesses, and providing training in community settings. The Community Outreach Professional 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 Community Outreach Professional will provide training on job sites, collect data, share resources, and maintain follow-up communication with local sites.

Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

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; state and optional 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. Assist school communities with building capacity to provide work based learning opportunities for students with disabilities. Provide technical assistance and be the liaison for multiple participating schools.
  • Provide direct services and individualized instruction and support for youth ages 14 to 22 primarily in community settings and local businesses. Work with employers, develop business relationships, identify work experience and summer employment opportunities, provide training for the student worker, and teach school personnel through a train-the-trainer approach. Communicate, share information, and engage families and students with disabilities
  • 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; work collaboratively with the transition and employment team; share needs, experiences, and opportunities; and communicate with project staff and administration.
  • Contribute to model development of strategies and effective practices that assist schools with building capacity to develop a work based learning program. Identify and develop innovative approaches that prepare youth with disabilities for work and promote improved post-school employment outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • 1 year of relevant work experience required.
  • Special education, rehabilitation counseling, job coach, or paraprofessional experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

*Community-based instruction and/or competitive integrated employment experience is preferred.

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: $18.30 - $23.97

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


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: 3

Contact Information for Candidates

Wendy Parent-Johnson |

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 an 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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