Director, Employment Services

General & Administrative Spokane, Washington


Position: Director, Employment Services

Location: Spokane & Okanagan areas


Wage: Salary DOE 

The Director, Employment Services is an essential position for the Northwest Center Employment Services division.  This is a leadership role with the key responsibility of supporting our Spokane and Omak staff and community services.  

What will you be doing?

  • Strategic  leadership with a focus on growth and impact of our services
  • Fostering and supporting our staff and culture
  • Administering and directing programs, services and operations
  • Budgets/Forecasting & Financial Management
  • Human Resource Liaison with corporate office
  • Contract and Compliance Management

What we offer you:

  • Opportunity to join a growing organization focused on making big impact!
  • Supportive, compassionate and dedicated team
  • Competitive and affordable Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance
  • Generous Paid Time off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program

What are we looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation, special education, psychology, social work, or other related field of human services
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience providing direct services to persons with developmental disabilities in a vocational or residential setting, with at least two (2) years of experience and training in behavioral management techniques and program development and one (1) year of experience in human service management.
  • Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients, parents, residential and NWC staff, caseworkers, employers and others involved in the transition of DDA, DVR and Community Protection adults for inclusion in the community
  • Demonstrated ability to perform budget operations and monitor complex financial data.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain safety and willingness to participate in crisis debriefing/follow-up services.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and work as a team member

Who we are...

Northwest Center is leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 50 years. Our employment services include School-To-Work, vocational training, job placement, and supported employment. 

Northwest Center provides employment services in Washington State to adults with disabilities in King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Okanogan County, and Spokane County. We place people in jobs that match their skills, and then provide them with the appropriate level of support at each step along their career path. Select an option below to learn more. 

Our Spokane and Omak teams works with independence and persistent dedication to our mission.  This team is very supportive, collaborative, and proud of our community reputation.  We are determined to preserve our team collaboration and supportive environment.