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Employment Specialist I and Diversity/Equity Support – NOW HIRING
Up to $2,000 Hiring Bonus

Position: Employment Specialist 1

Location: Snohomish County

Full time: Scheduling

Hiring Range: $18.87 - $21.71* DOE


Position Summary

Are you looking for an opportunity that makes a difference in people’s lives?

The Employment Specialist 1 and Diversity/Equity Support supports Sherwood’s mission by assisting individuals with disabilities in obtaining, maintaining and advancing in community paid employment that is consistent with their vocational goals.  The position is responsible for facilitating good working relationships between funding sources, the client and prospective employers to ensure strong, natural work supports and a smooth transition to employment.  Will provide follow-along services for participants working in community jobs and work at job sites to help train both the participant and the employer on effective communication techniques, overcoming barriers to successful job performance, assessing the workplace for safety, and developing natural supports in the workplace. This position also provides all departments at Sherwood support in interpreting and translating documents to ensure we are culturally sensitive to our Spanish-speaking clients.


  • Education
    Required: High School Diploma. Associates degree preferred.

  • Experience
    One-year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • Other required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    High level of professionalism in appearance, actions and communication.
    Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing and speaking Spanish and English

Read the full job description.


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.

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If you are an enthusiastic team member ready to join our team please email Tom Clark, Snohomish County Career and Community Connections Manager, with your resume and cover letter.


We Offer:

  • Competitive wages

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • Health Insurance

  • Paid Vacation and Paid Sick Leave

  • Flexible Schedules

  • 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

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