Director of Employment and Transition Services

Easter Seals Arc Northeast Indiana - Fort Wayne, IN3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $44,000 - $62,000 a year

Director of Employment and Transition Services

Pay Range


Reports To

Vice President of Employment and Community Supports

Site Location

4919 Coldwater Blvd

Classification/ Pay Code

E-5 Exempt


Mon-Fri 8-5pm flexible

Easterseals Arc Purpose

To change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day.

Easterseals Arc Vision

Easterseals Arc is an Employment First provider. We seek to integrate every individual into their community to their fullest potential through active citizenship and community employment based on individual preferences.

Easterseals Arc Behaviors

We see the whole you…. and the many aspects of your life, including disability.

We are driven to achieve. Those we serve feel empowered to reach for and realize their full potential.

We pave the way… opening pathways to opportunity and creating a more inclusive world.

We’re stronger, together. Disabilities touch us all, and we work with all members of the community to achieve extraordinary results.

Easterseals Arc Traits


We provide our team with a definite sense of direction and purpose by painting a clear perspective between the overall picture and the details of day-to-day activities.


We demonstrate a high level of passion and enthusiasm. We creatively implement multiple approaches to motivate our employees to higher performance by helping participants transition to independence.


We show employees how their hard work makes a difference, and how it helps get the organization and every participant closer to achieving success.


We establish high standards of excellence for our employees and ourselves. We are role models and set a good example for our employees by looking at our behavior critically and asking the question, “Am I walking my talk?”


We promote a high level of cooperation between departments, stakeholders and other community representatives to create a positive and productive atmosphere in the organization.


We deal with issues head on, at the first signs of problems directly and candidly. We address issues, resolve conflicts, and insist that everyone is accountable.


We are aware of the concerns, aspirations, and circumstances of others and push employees to develop new skills and abilities. We balance individual needs against organizational deadlines and demonstrate that we value the individual.

Summary: The Director performs a wide variety of tasks which are broad in scope, and involve many complex and significant variables. Director works according to standard agency policies and procedures and standard practices of the profession, exercising considerable independent judgment to supervise and direct assigned personnel, implement programs efficiently with limited resources and solve problems. The Director makes a substantial contribution to the agency's mission by developing and supervising services while ensuring compliance with state, federal and agency rules and regulations. The Director works with minimum supervision, referring to supervisor unusual or unprecedented situations, such as questions regarding budget or programs. Director determines their own priorities and schedule, with work reviewed for soundness of judgment and appropriate supervision or direction of assigned operations. The Director maintains frequent contact with other agency personnel, government officials, other service providers and the public for the purpose of exchanging information, maintaining coordination and solving problems. The Director oversees assigned programs under the Employment and Community Supports operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains compliance with all regulatory bodies.
Maintains operating compliance with CARF, Medicaid Waiver, ICF/MR, and Vocational Rehabilitation.
Research and maintain a knowledge base of new regulations that impact program operations.
Adheres to ESArc’s Human Resource Policies and performs other duties assigned.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and reports.


Develops a workforce that fosters working through a continuum of services.
Provides formal and informal training to staff to increase skills and improve individuals served outcomes.
Fosters an environment that supports the development and education of staff, consumers and volunteers.
Supervises assigned staff in compliance with Easter Seals Arc HR policies, BDDS/Medicaid Regulations, ICF/MR and EEO/AA guidelines.
Treats direct reports equitably; acts fairly; has candid discussions; and is able to be objective when dealing with issues surrounding direct reports.
Ability to train others in person centered program development, including behavioral, social, cognitive, daily living, communication, employment and life planning
Is looked to for direction in a crisis and has the ability to work through adversity.


Manages and generates agency resources consciously and responsibly.
Maximizes all funding resources to their potential.
Maintains and monitors staffing that allows for efficient support while maintaining fiscal responsibility over all assigned departments.
Manages, analyzes and understands income statements and other reports to operate assigned programs efficiently.
Controls each supervising department’s budget efficiently and works with Business Division personnel to ensure appropriate utilization of resources.
Demonstrated ability of development and implementation of programs or special projects related to the field.
Assists in proper and timely spending of grants and donor restricted funding.

Builds community relationships and awareness through innovation and quality improvement.
Frequently attends community events to promote the community support services.
Actively engages in local and state committees that promotes community inclusion and employment.
Serves as a liaison between Easterseals Arc and the community, region, state organization, and agencies and serves in leadership roles to help facilitate improved services to persons with disabilities.
Effectively communicates with outside entities regarding program updates and changes.
Works with Easterseals Arc’s executives to formulate plans for innovations and marketing for all overseeing departments.
Oversees the operations and collaboration with outside organizations offering onsite employment training and educational programs.

At least 18 years of age required.
Bachelor’s degree required.
At least 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role required.
3-5 years of experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities preferred
Demonstrated record of leadership experience preferred.
Ability to understand and analyze income statements and other reports to manage daily operations.
Experience managing Medicaid Waiver programs, ICF/MR or Vocational Rehabilitation preferred.
Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks, a valid driver’s license & insured vehicle.
Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior and/or medical concerns.
Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration and Positive Behavioral Support Training and other trainings as deemed necessary by the agency.

Working Conditions: Director performs duties in a standard office environment and in assigned program areas. Director works with minimum supervision, both alone and with others in a team environment. Director frequently works on several tasks at the same time, often under time pressure. Work may require moderate to heavy lifting. Director occasionally works extended hours, weekends and/or evenings, and occasionally travels out of town, sometimes overnight.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT- Work may require moderate to heavy lifting when assisting with clients. Incumbent may work with violent/physically aggressive participants and responds to emergency situations involving potential physical harm to self and others.

Easter Seals Arc of NE IN is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Veterans, and individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.