Employment Specialist I – NOW HIRING
Position: Employment Specialist 1
Location: Island County / South Whidbey Island
Full-time (40 hours/week): Flexible Scheduling
Hiring Range: $16.50 – $18.97 DOE
*Bilingual speaking are encouraged to apply
Are you looking for an opportunity that makes a difference in people’s lives?
The Vocational Services Program at Sherwood provides opportunities and assistance for people with disabilities to find and retain employment. This position assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining and advancing in community paid employment that is consistent with their vocational goals. Duties include getting to know people and their interests, assisting with resumes and job applications, approaching perspective employers to hire individuals, support during interviews, assistance during hiring and on the job training. This position also maintains excellent communication with the participant, the referring agency, family, guardian, and other involved parties. Must secure job performance feedback from employer and make appropriate adjustments to individual’s employment plan to enhance job performance. Must maintain a minimum caseload and provide required documentation in files. Training will be provided.
High School diploma with a minimum of one year experience working with individuals in vocational settings or one year working in the human services field or related experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong recordkeeping and financial management skills are a must. This position requires the ability to be creative in providing services that address the individual needs and desires of people we serve. Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers, families, and other professionals is vital. Marketing/Sales experience is also preferred. Must possess a valid WA state driver’s license, have automobile insurance, and use own vehicle on the job with mileage reimbursement. Must pass criminal background check.
Full Job Description available here.
About Our Organization
Sherwood is a growing independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality services to meet the needs of people with disabilities throughout Snohomish, Skagit and Island Counties. We believe in the abilities of all people and our mission is to provide innovative, inclusive services for children and adults with disabilities in their communities. These services include early intervention for infants and toddlers, assistive technology for people of all ages, and employment supports for adults.
Sherwood has over 60 years of experience providing quality services to over 20,000 children and adults with disabilities and continually work to meet the needs of those we serve. We address challenges such as loneliness, isolation, and low expectations that society has for people with disabilities. Our committed team goes the extra mile to ensure people have opportunities to be as independent and self-sufficient as possible. We truly believe our employees are Sherwood’s greatest asset, we take pride in ensuring a positive, flexible and responsive work environment. We hire the best and brightest talent to continue to provide quality services that people can count on. We are financially stable and are expanding our programs to serve more people. We have ambitious goals that we are actively working towards achieving in order to significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout Snohomish, Island and Skagit Counties.
To learn more visit us at http://www.sherwoodcs.org
If you are an enthusiastic team member ready to join our team please respond to this posting with your resume and cover letter.
Paid Vacation and Paid Sick Leave
Simple IRA Retirement Plan
Eligibility for benefits dependent on number of hours worked and agency policy.
Equal Opportunity Employer
*Actual salary range for this position is broader than hiring range