Demand Creates Dire Need to Fill 80+ Positions at One Step Beyond
By Marissa Baker -
Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI), a leading provider of innovative education programs for adults who have intellectual disabilities, is hiring for more than 80 open positions at its Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise locations.
Like so many organizations in the Valley, One Step Beyondâ€”a nonprofit that offers comprehensive programs that empower individuals who have intellectual disabilities to be independent, effectively seek and maintain employment, and achieve greater social participation in their communitiesâ€”is hiring and in desperate need of people to join their team.
â€œWe are in dire need of people looking for purpose-driven employment,â€ said Jeff Swanson, Executive Director of Arizona Development and Communications. â€œBut itâ€™s not just any job seeker. We have the added challenge of finding people who have a compassionate heart.â€
One Step Beyond and other similar organizationâ€™s inability to fill vacant positions means many of the Valleyâ€™s 50,000+ individuals who have intellectual disabilities are not receiving much-needed services.
One Step Beyond provides online and in-person programs that empower individuals with disabilities to realize the opportunities that lead to achieving the fundamental components of a fulfilling life: maximum independence, meaningful work, enriching social relationships, and full inclusion in community life.
Added Swanson, â€œIndividuals who desperately need our programs and services are being denied access to care, classes, training, and employment. Families are on a waiting list with the hope that one day soon, their loved ones will receive the attention they need.â€
Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. (OSBI) is a private, nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programming and services for adults who have intellectual disabilities. One Step Beyond empowers its members to achieve independence, self-sufficiency, and employment through innovative culinary, education, fitness, and arts programs, as well as strategic partnerships with local businesses that enable participants to contribute to and achieve greater social participation in their communities. One Step Beyond has four locations in the Phoenix Metro area, including Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Surprise, as well as San Carlos, California. For more information about One Step Beyond programs and services, visit https://osbi.org/