Follow Along Employment Specialist
Northwest Center is looking for an Employment Support Specialist to join our specialized Follow Along team. In this position, you can make a difference in someone’s life!
Location: Based out of Seattle and Renton, traveling in King County
Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm, but schedule can flex depending on caseload
Wage: $18.00+ per hour DOE
- Some college course work in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, psychology, and/or sociology preferred
- Valid WA State Driver's license
- Acceptable 5-year driving abstract
- Experience working in teams
- One year working with people with disabilities preferred but not necessary
We are looking for an Employment Specialist to provide on-the-job support and training for independent adults with disabilities. You will be responsible for developing and implementing personal service plans which includes planning appropriate training, supervision, and support services. You will also consult with employers to help them create accommodations and restructure job duties as needed. You will be the point of contact for employers, case managers, clients, and their support networks. In this role you will help people reach their full potential in their respective careers! Our team is growing and we’d love for you to join us!
You’ll love it here if you…
…like using creative methods to problem-solve
…want to make a significant difference in someone’s life
…want to have a positive impact on not just our client’s lives but on the community
…like managing your own schedule and working independently
…believe that everyone has the right to a fulfilling career
…work at a company with ample opportunity for professional development and growth
What will you be doing in this role?
You will work with independent adults with disabilities who receive occasional on-the-job support and help them achieve their full potential. You will also consult with and train their employers, which can range from grocery stores to law firms, on how to provide natural supports and to create accommodations or adjustments to help all their employees thrive.
We provide excellent benefits for our staff which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement plan (including match), paid time off, floating holiday(s) based on tenure, Value Village Discount and much more!
This is a position where your interests in inclusive Direct Support will be fostered as a career. Mentorship and growth opportunities are encouraged. Our current team represents the upward mobility available within organization.
At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion — we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.