Employment Placement Specialist

Cares of Washington

About the organization

Cares of Washington’s mission is to provide tailored opportunities for people with disabilities and low incomes to become self-sufficient, creating individualized paths to economic self-sufficiency.

The Employment Placement Specialist’s primary role is to establish a connection with prospective companies and employers to open up hiring opportunities for our clients. The Employment Placement Specialist both locates and creates potential hiring sources and then is responsible for placing individuals with disabilities in competitive employment in the community. This position provides job development services for a specific caseload of individuals with more significant barriers to employment, and for whom traditional job development has not been successful or is not likely to be successful.


• Job development for individuals with significant barriers to employment.
• Utilize multiple work experiences to assess individuals’ capabilities, assets, interests, and skills; identify employment support needs and specific conditions needed for successful employment matching.
• Develop a written Employment Plan with the individual client and their stakeholder team which identify specific employment outcomes, job development strategies, employment support activities, and other relevant job planning information.
• Assist individuals in resume writing, job search and interviewing techniques.
• Conduct job and task analyses to determine tasks to be learned by clients.
• Evaluate job sites for safety and document findings and recommendations.
• Maintain case notes and progress reporting systems in compliance with funder and organization requirements.
• Maintain up-to-date case records and other assigned paperwork- All client client-related case notes have to be updated within 24 hours of services being provided.
• Participate in all team meetings and planning sessions.
• Make entries into case notes, progress reports, training logs and County reports concerning progress on goals, vocational training, and behavior deviations.
• Complete DVR assessment, job placement, training and retention documentation and billing processes.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in the areas of marketing, vocational rehabilitation, sales or personnel, psychology preferred
• Valid and current WA state driver’s license
• Proof of automobile insurance
• Proof of reliable transportation
• Current First Aid/CPR certification preferred and/or ability to pass certification within 30 days of hire.
• Compliance/completion of form I-9, Immigration and Naturalization Services as required by law
• Two-three (2-3) years of sales, marketing, vocational rehabilitation or supported employment experience preferred
• Two (2) years of working with individuals who have developmental/intellectual disabilities preferred
• Computer literacy and college level writing skills preferred
• Knowledge of developmental disabilities, mental illness or traumatic injuries
• Knowledge of marketing sales and customized employment practices
• Knowledge of job development, job analysis recruitment and employment practices
• Independent and willing to work at a variety of job sites and follow a flexible work schedule
• Self-Directed and Results-Driven and
• Candidates must pass a WA State criminal history background check prior to employment.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

• Medical, Dental Vision, Life, Short Term Disability Insurances
• 3% 401k Employer Match
• 15 Sick Days/Year
• 10 Paid Holidays
• 10 Vacations Days/Year

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Wendy Ehr at [email protected]

Positions available in King and Snohomish Counties

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