Executive Director of Employment Services (WFS)
ResCare | Kansas City, KS 66106 (map it!Map it!) | 9/13/2014

Job Summary

This operational executive will help design and launch a new business which helps people with disabilities find employment.  We need someone who is a connector; someone who enjoys helping people and can also speak with business leaders.  We are combining our market expertise in supporting people with disabilities (ResCare Residential Services) and helping job seekers get employed (ResCare Workforce Services) to assist people with disabilities to find and maintain meaningful, competitive employment.  The role of the Executive Director of Employment Services is to connect people with disabilities who are seeking employment to employers in local communities.  Through assessment, job readiness training, job matching, and job coaching, we will assist those with disabilities to reach their highest level of independence with Respect and Care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create relationships with local businesses and learn how people with disabilities can meet the needs of employers.
  • Perform the responsibilities of the General Manager of the local business unit including budgets, billing, employee performance, profit and loss, accounts payable and receivable and training schedules.
  • Provide vocational guidance, assessment of training needs, direct employer contacts for on-the-job training, job placement and follow-up services.
  • Strategize to custom fit employment solutions for clients and employers.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
  • Monitor services and ensure compliance with various state contracts.
  • Recruit, hire and train all new employees.
  • Generate and preserve positive relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Department of Workforce Services Employment Counselors and potential employers.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Entrepreneurial-minded, high energy operations leader
  • Some experience negotiating or selling to businesses
  • Experience making hiring decisions and supervising
  • Someone who thrives in an environment where creation and design are needed
  • Experience working with people with disabilities preferred but not required
  • Interstate travel


Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 46074205507-51082249759
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Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company where you can find your place helping people from every walk of life reach their highest level of independence.

At the center of your job with ResCare is the person who receives our services. Whether you’re encouraging a person with developmental disabilities to brush her own teeth for the first time, or helping a man with dementia stay in his own familiar surroundings...

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