The University’s Office of Human Resources and is dedicated to veterans and individuals with disabilities, promoting a more diverse and inclusive workplace.
Providing outreach services to the University community, the Diversity and Career Transition Consultant assists with job searches, attends career fairs, and creates referral resources for those who have been hired at the University.
Who We Are
The University of Pittsburgh is a vibrant environment comprised of more than 14,000 individuals that encourages and welcomes a culture of diversity and inclusion for veterans and individuals with disabilities.
What We Do
With a dedicated Diversity and Career Transition Consultant for veterans and individuals with disabilities, the consultant assists the University in identifying qualified job seekers who are ready for a welcoming work environment.
How We Do It
With outreach to hundreds of referral sources and partnerships comprised of agencies, schools, universities, and individuals, the consultant actively recruits, hires, and trains qualified individuals and provides guidance to University departments.
Individuals with disABILITIES
The Office of Human Resources assists individuals in finding employment and providing reasonable accommodations to those in need at the University.
New hires are also given the opportunity to receive additional support and guidance for transitioning into their new position and for developing strategies for continued success in working with their supervisor and others.
The Office of Human Resources aims to attract, hire, and retain veterans at the University, with a focus on providing career preparation in returning to civilian life and the workforce.
Working with local organizations and the University’s Office of Veteran Services, the Diversity and Career Transition Consultant provides career workshops and resources, as well as one-on-one opportunities to discuss job interests, passion points, and skill set fit to help individuals succeed.
Job coaching provides individual training assistance for new employees with disabilities.
Available at no cost to the employer, a job coach can be utilized to assist a new hire transition into their new position, including:
- Working alongside new hires during their training period to reinforce the information provided by their supervisor
- Helping new employees quickly become independently productive
- Meeting with the supervisor to be sure that departmental needs are met and that job performance is satisfactory
- Creating a plan for the new hire and supervisor for the continued success in the position after the training period ends
Job coaching agencies insure their own employees, providing no risk to the department or employer.
A job coach can provide valuable techniques and strategies to help you and your new hire succeed.