Employment Advocate EastsideSouth King County - jobs near me

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At Vadis, you will help businesses become more inclusive by assisting individuals with disabilities to find meaningful employment in their communities (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Issaquah and other South King County communities). Additionally, you may support clients at the Microsoft campus as part of their inclusive hiring program.

Vadis is looking for an enthusiastic, energetic self-starting professional who aspires to help people with disabilities find their perfect job match. From day one, you participate in hands on learning experiences alongside supportive coworkers and passionate leadership who will help you grow and advance at Vadis. You will have opportunities to collaborate with school districts, state partners, and other agencies to further Vadis’ Mission.

If you want to see the amazing work you could be doing, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iMrSQgyOQI

Each day varies as you put your advocacy skills to use as an Employment Consultant. Throughout your week, you will do many of the following activities:
-Conduct outreach and employment activities relative to prospective clients.
-Facilitate intake for those accepted into Individual Employment services, including explanation of services, skill/vocational assessment, and preparation of case file.
-Facilitate person centered employment planning. Assist the client in creating vocational goals and methods to achieve those goals.
-Assist the clients in building a network of support. Coordinate with those people involved in the client’s life.
-Develop personalized activities for unemployed clients to build skills such as work readiness, work ethics, social skills, self-advocacy and self-motivation through individual coaching, such as community trial work experiences.
-Develop relationships with the business community to secure jobs for people with disabilities.
-Provide excellent customer service and effectively communicate with clients, families, employers, case managers, residential providers, and teachers.
-Facilitate clients’ job starts and provide, on-site training, guidance, and supervision to both the businesses and clients.

This is a full-time position with an entry-level wage of $22 per hour or more DOE. Benefits include incentive bonuses, medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) retirement and many other perks along with opportunities for advancement.

Hours of work typically run Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. However, it is important that our employees understand the importance of supporting our clients during the hours that they work. This requires flexibility for evening and/or weekend assignments as needed, based on client caseload.

Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, driver’s license with reliable transportation and insurance to drive daily to meet with clients and businesses (mileage reimbursed), favorable driving record, and ability to pass initial and ongoing criminal background checks.

You will hit the ground running in this position if you also have the following qualifications:
• Knowledge, ability, and desire to work respectfully with people with disabilities.
• Knowledge and experience in learning theory, training methods and positive behavioral supports.
• Ability to relate to a diverse set of situations and individuals.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups or individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds.
• Professionalism and business acumen that enables you to adapt to the needs of employers in varying industries.

COVID-19 Protocol Requirements
Proper COVID-19 protocol is important at Vadis. All safety precautions are taken, along with PPE needed to do your best work. COVID-19 training, and in-house communications are strong. State of Washington COVID-19 workplace regulations are reviewed regularly with adjustment to requirements made as needed. You MUST be vaccinated, exemptions are not permitted due to county contractual obligations.

Vadis has a statewide reputation for providing progressive employment services for adults with disabilities. Be part of a leading company with over 40 years of growth and contribution. If you are a creative and motivated individual who wants to help others reach their full economic and human potential, we would like to hear from you!

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It is the policy and intent of Vadis to comply with all Federal and State laws concerning non-discrimination, equal employment and service opportunity, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression) age (except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification), marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other characteristic protected by Employment
-Developmental Disabilities
-Intellectual Disabilities
-Supported Employment
-Social Work
-Social Services
-Human Services
-Job Coaching

Address:72nd ave south near 228th st south

More info: compensation: Entry-level wage of $22 per hour or more DOE
employment type: full-time
job title: Employment Advocate - Eastside/South King County
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