Employment Support 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 Support Specialist will provide job readiness, job coaching and job retention services to clients in Cares of Washington’s employment services.


• Facilitate participants’ job starts. Coordinate supports with residential staff and families when necessary.
• Provide on-the-job training/coaching to supported employees.
• Implement solutions to transportation problems as needed.
• Provide training and consultations to employers and co-workers to enable them to support the supported employee.
• Check with supported employee and employer at regular intervals. Identify solutions to personnel issues and implement them. This may include behavior supports.
• Identify opportunities for career growth with the employer and supported employee. Facilitate further training or coaching to assist both parties.
• Develop ongoing positive relationships with key co-workers in participant’s place of employment.
• Participate in weekly staff meetings. Provide input to other employment support staff and volunteer to share responsibilities that contribute to the success of the team.
• Conduct and/or participate in client review sessions with representatives of involved agencies and parent/advocates.
• Develop and implement productive weekly schedule to ensure quality customer service to businesses and clients.
• Responsible for maintaining all contractual paperwork within required timelines.
• Submit client case notes within 24 hours of service event with the understanding that notes may be viewed by Cares Supervisor, County and State Agencies.
• Abide by all Cares of Washington policies/procedures.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in the areas of social work, vocational rehabilitation 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
• Computer literacy and college level writing skills preferred
• Compliance/completion of form I-9, Immigration and Naturalization Services as required by law
• Two years’ experience in teaching skills to individuals with disabilities,
• Self-directed and can work independently
• 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
[email protected]

Positions available in King and Snohomish Counties.

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