Employment Consultant- Transition Services

Adult Services Renton, Washington


Description

Northwest Center is looking for a dedicated Employment Consultant to work with our Transition Services.  At Northwest Center, it starts with you. We go above and beyond the traditional models and offer services not provided by other organizations. As an Employment Consultant on this team, you will have the opportunity to support adult clients with disabilities who are transitioning from K-12 education to the working world. 

This position is responsible for performing community-based assessments, independent skills training, job discovery, job development, job coaching and evaluation for adults with disabilities. The Employment Consultant is responsible for generating and documenting the client profile including client history, skills, preferences and support needs for all clients assigned by the Manager, Transition Services.

Location(s): Based out of Renton, traveling throughout South King County

Schedule: Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, occasional weekend days may be required

Wage:  $18.00-$19.00 per hour

Perks:
Benefits:
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! 


Wondering if you’re a good fit?  Does this describe you?
-Gets along with people of all different abilities, backgrounds and lifestyles
-Personable with clients, parents, residential and NWC staff, caseworkers, teachers, DVR staff, employers and other involved in the transition of DD adults into the community
-Able to coach/train individuals in job-related tasks and behaviors
-Superior customer service
-Excellent written and verbal skill
-Able to work with a minimum amount of supervision
-Love to make presentations to groups and individuals; strong presentation skills
-Manage the time of self and others
-Attention to detail
-Analyze options and apply solutions

 If that describes you, and you think you have what it takes, and you match with the needs below, APPLY!


Experience and Background:
-Degree in a Human Services or relevant experience preferred.  A combination of other education and/or previous similar experience is fine .
-Valid WA State Driver’s license, proof of automotive insurance and acceptable five (5) year driving record
-At least three to five (3-5) years experience working in disability-focused human services preferred
-Knowledge in the utilization of public and private funding programs to assist clients
-Knowledge and understanding of business/marketing principles


Essential Functions:
-Develop and maintain positive relationships with community employers by maintaining regular and professional communication and following-up on any questions or concerns raised in a timely manner
-Develop a broad range of work sites offering a variety of tasks
-Maintain contact information with community employer including but not limited to: name of basic contact info (name, address, phone, owner/manager/POC, etc), job tasks available in work site, nature of most recent contact and favorability rating or descriptor as defined by management
-Develop and maintain positive relationships with all members of assigned client’s Support Network
-Complete all documentation as directed in a timely and professional manner
-Clearly describe supports needed or provided in the course of task training
-Complete Community Based Assessments (CBAs) in a timely and professional manner
-Define work sites that provide a range of expectations for the client; define at least one work site that provides tasks familiar to the client, or that the client has clearly defined as preferred
-Learn tasks for each work site in order to properly train skills to the client.
-Define safety parameters for each site used for assessment and train client in proper safety methods as needed.
-Develop and maintain client profile.
-Maintain ongoing communication and coordination with families, residential providers, advocates and other service providers.
-Document client biography as defined within provided profile form.
-Maintain current inventory of client work history and skills.
-Maintain current list of supports and conditions necessary for optimal performance in the work site.



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.