EDK Job Developer/Employment Specialist

Under indirect supervision, provide specialized employment services to eligible persons with disabilities.  Assist unemployed and/or underemployment to transition into employment and self-sufficiency.


  • Develop relationships with employers.
  • Provide support & teach individuals with significant disabilities to find employment in the community.
  • Assist clients with resume development, cover letters, and job applications..
  • On-site support to learn new job.
  • Paperwork for reporting.  Enter client information into EDK database.
  • Negotiate with employers to carve/customize jobs to match clients’ abilities and skills.
  • Conduct employment readiness workshops with clients.
  • Develop relationships with referral sources.
  • Follow-along support upon placement to ensure retention.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or related field required.  
  • 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities required.
  • Advanced verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of occupations, job skills, and labor trends.
  • Knowledge of community to develop and monitor community employment sites
  • Sufficient computer skills for data entry and work processing. 
  • Able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must possess a valid Missouri or Kansas driver’s license and have valid and acceptable auto insurance coverage.

Please forward a copy of your resume if you are interested in applying to vadair@jvskc.org.​