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Employment Training Specialist

Westbury, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Why Choose Us?

YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across all ages. YAI empowers people with disabilities to reach their goals every day. Our enthusiastic staff of 4,000 professionals believes that everyone has a fundamental right to live, love, work, and learn. If you share our vision and want to help support people to live the fullest lives possible, apply to this position.

Rewarding work

Employees frequently refer to their work family as family — the work we do is personal, at times difficult, and incredibly rewarding. Our mission of living, loving, learning, and working speaks to our goals for the people we support but also to our YAI community, including our staff.

Opportunities in Westbury or Brentwood


Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Some flexibility required on nights and weekends)

How you’ll perform the role.

YAI has an opening for an Employment Training Specialist. The Employment Training Specialist will support people as they seek to improve their communication and socialization skills by interacting with their peers and people in the community in innovative and creative ways. Brentwood WAVE and Employment Services also provide on-site job training and coaching services throughout Suffolk county to ensure that the people we support can obtain and maintain employment in the community.

What we’d need from you.

  • High School Diploma or equivalency required; Continued education in psychology, social work, art therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, or disability services strongly preferred.
  • Fluent English reading, writing, speaking, computer skills necessary to record observations and monitor development.
  • Ability to participate inn5 days of paid NYS Mandated OPWDD initial training during normal business hours upon hire.
  • Tuberculosis test mandatory prior to the start date.


What’s in it for you.

Benefits. YAI wants our employees to achieve their goals, both professional and personal, which is why we offer flexible schedules, generous time off, and monetary and resource programs such as tuition reimbursement, the Employee Assistance Program, and employee discounts, among others. Many of our employees attend school and care for family members, and we understand the need for flexibility and support in balancing the work-life relationship.

Respect. As a human services organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), we care about our employees as people, not just as our workforce. We give the same respect, inclusion, and encouragement of creativity to our employees as we do to the people we support.

Training. Whether you have worked in human services for 20 years or are new to the field, YAI prepares you with training at every stage, from entry-level positions to senior management. In 2018, YAI created a training program in conjunction with Rutgers University to provide advanced manager and leadership training.

*** YAI has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees. If hired, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine and/or proof of vaccination pursuant to this policy from a provider of your choice, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law.

Company Description
YAI has been dedicated to providing innovative services for the intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) community since its founding in 1957 at a time when institutional living was the norm for people with I/DD. Operating in New York State, northern New Jersey, and California, YAI has a team of over 4,000 employees and supports over 20,000 people of all ages in the I/DD community today.



Westbury, NY


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