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IPS Employment Team Leader  

Category Adult Mental Health Services  


Together We Achieve Better Days - Easterseals UCP creates opportunities, promotes individual choice, and changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. We are Accountable, Committed, and Caring. These three words guide everything we do.

Our Employment Services Program has an immediate opportunity for an IPS Team Lead to join their team in Fayetteville. This is a Full-Time position Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm offering full benefits and competitive salary. If you are looking for a new and rewarding position we would love to explore this opportunity with you.


The IPS Team Leader’s primary duties are to provide leadership in direct service for the IPS team, to ensure that jobs are secured for individuals with disabilities who are served and supported by the IPS team, and to ensure that services are provided according to the service definition and IPS Fidelity Model. In this position, the IPS Team Leader serves as an integral part of the management team in the daily operation of the supported employment program. The IPS Team Leader is supervised by the Employment Program Supervisor or IPS Program Supervisor.

  • Provide leadership in the implementation of direct services and supports for the IPS team.
  • Hold weekly staff meetings to ensure adherence to the fidelity.
  • Provide monthly individual supervision with each IPS staff to assure the delivery of evidence-based and ethical practices.
  • Provide clinical supervision and oversight to all IPS employment staff for each individual receiving the IPS employment services.
  • Coordinate with the IPS employment team integration with behavioral health teams to discuss clinical and employment services provided to individuals supported by the team.
  • Provide training for all members of the IPS team prior to services being delivered and/or ensure that all required training is in compliance with the service definition, rules and regulation, and Easter Seals UCP policy.
  • Accompany individuals being supported to their community-based employment site to provide on the job training as needed.
  • Analyze job duties and tasks and completes a thorough job task analysis as needed.
  • Assist individuals in mastering skills and meeting production standards. Employment Support Professionals may be required to assist in performing an individual’s job duties to maintain necessary production as well as model work behavior.
  • Facilitate collaboration with Vocational Rehabilitation services as needed to ensure seamless service provision.
  • Conduct job development activities.
  • Maintain case records as required by licensing and funding entities' standards and regulations.
  • Coordinate communication with parents, care coordination, Vocational Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health Services, and other agencies serving the individuals being supported.
  • Maintain good work habits regarding attendance, punctuality, appearance, and effective working relationships with co-workers, VR and MCO staff, employers, other providers, and individuals being supported.
  • Provide supplemental evaluation, job development, and intensive training activities with individuals being supported according to their service authorization, service plan, and work schedule.
  • Keeps the Program Supervisor informed on all issues of importance.
  • Become a Certified Employment Support Professional within 6 months of employment in this position.
  • Follow all ESUCP Policies and Procedures.
  • Must demonstrate Easter Seals valued behaviors of Accountability, Commitment, and Caring as appropriate to the position.
  • Complete required training within prescribed timeframes.
  • Perform related duties as requested by the Program Supervisor.
  • Supervisory Responsibility:  Supervise IPS Team providing oversight of the programs’ staff, including but not limited to: recruitment, screening, hiring, training, and supervision.


  • Comprehensive Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term & short-term disability insurance.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Accrued Paid Time Off + 10 Paid Holidays.
  • Company provided phone and laptop with IT Technical Support
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree from a college or university accredited by an entity approved by USDOE or CHEA which meets the criteria for MHQP status.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community service agencies.
  • Previous work experience with comprehensive clinical assessments (CCA's) and writing Personalized Plans (PCP's)
  • Skilled in developing and writing task analysis, systemic job training, and supported employment. 
  • Must hold current, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license and valid vehicle insurance.
  • Must be willing to support this community-based program and travel throughout the assigned delivery area as needed.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  
Position IPS Team Lead  
Division Employment  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Employment Fayetteville  
About the Organization Easterseals UCP has been part of the fabric of North Carolina and Virginia for 75 years. We started in counties all over NC and VA filling gaps and addressing the needs of children and adults with disabilities. Our legacy organizations Easterseals NC, United Cerebral Palsy NC, and Easterseals Virginia joined forces as Easterseals UCP to intentionally work side-by-side with more than 20,000 individuals and their families, providing the broad network of services and support they need to achieve better days. Today we are affiliated with both Easterseals, Inc. and United Cerebral Palsy Inc.

Our mission is to create opportunities, promote individual choice, and change the lives of children and adults with disabilities by maximizing their individual potential to live, learn, work and play in their communities.
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
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