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Employment Support Professional

Company: Northwest Center
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking to make a difference in your community?We are now hiring Employment Support Professionals to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to attain or maintain employment. You will be helping to place people in jobs that match their skills and providing support at each step along their career paths. This community-based role is a fantastic, hybrid-remote opportunity if you are looking to enter or grow within the Social Services or Human Services field. As an employment support professional, you will be meeting with clients in their homes and places of work, as well as performing outreach and advocacy throughout your community. Apply today if you are passionate, self-motivated, and team-oriented with a background in sales, social service, or education. Join our organization and help build a brighter future together! As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, we're invested in building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. If you meet some of the requirements, share Northwest Center's values, and support our mission, we encourage you to apply. Employment Specialist (Entry level): Starting Wage Range: $21 - $22.75 per hour - Full Wage Range: $21 - $28 per hour Employment Consultant (Mid to experienced): Starting Wage Range: $22.75 - $25.75 per hour - Full Wage Range: $22.75 - $31.85 per hourLocation: East side of King County(Bellevue, Redmond, Mercer Island) Schedule: Full-Time, M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm What we can offer: Competitive and affordable Medical (including hearing & hardware coverage!), Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life insurance 17 Accrued Paid Time Off Days Annually7 Paid Holidays + 2.5 Days of Floating Holiday; 5 Floating Holiday days annually after one yearRetirement 401(K) with a company matchPhysical Wellness Reimbursement Program - $25 per monthStudent Loan Contribution Program - $50 per monthHighly skilled, dedicated, and collaborative teamMileage ReimbursementNorthwest Center is proud to offer its staff an Income Protection Benefit to those potentially affected by COVID-19Check out the entire list of benefits Northwest Center has to offer here:http://www.nwcbenefits.comBasic Expectations of your role:Providing one-on-one career coaching and retention services for adults with disabilitiesEmpowering people with disabilities to reach their full potentialBuilding skills and confidence of clients to find employment through resume creation, interview preparation, on-site job training, benefits planning, person-centered planning, assessments services, etc.Engaging with community partners to connect clients with support servicesBuilding relationships with local companies to create job opportunitiesPlus a multitude of other industry-specific support servicesRequirements:1 + years of experience working in a disability-focused human services field with hands-on experience working with individuals with disabilities Intermediate Microsoft Office skillsValid Driver's license and personal mode of transportationA flexible schedule to support clients when they work which may include occasional weekends and holidays Northwest Center is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at jobs@nwcenter.org. At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion - we celebrate it, support it, live it, and flourish in it to benefit our employees, the community, and our clientele. We believe that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion toward a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together.We believe that curiosity and critical thinking are essential to the dialogue and improving decision-making, planning, resource allocation, and how we treat others. Our goal is to create and implement more equitable practices, policies, and culture. To be equitable means to value and respect individuals from all cultural backgrounds, genders, races, identities, and abilities. Northwest Center is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, including disability and veterans' status. #IND456PI202147116

Keywords: Northwest Center, Kirkland , Employment Support Professional, Human Resources , Kirkland, Washington

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