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, travelling in King County
Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm, but schedule can flex depending on caseload
Wage: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour DOE
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 having a flexible schedule
…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
- 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.
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 offer great benefits including: iPhone, mileage and 520 toll reimbursements, generous 401(k) plan with 50% match, choice between 2 medical plans, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, paid training, free employee assistance programs, employee discount with our partners at Value Village, and opportunity for growth and professional development.
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.