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Employment Consultant (King County)

Job Details

King County - Bellevue, WA
High School or equivalent
$24.00 Hourly
Road Warrior
Nonprofit - Social Services


***Currently offering a $1,000 Signing Bonus after 6 months of employment with AtWork!***



AtWork! is a nonprofit employment-services provider to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe in the transformative power of employment, and that people with disabilities belong in our communities and in our lives. Washington is an Employment First State, which is a movement to deliver meaningful employment, fair wages, and career advancement for people with disabilities.

We are seeking a full-time Employment Consultant to join our Employment Services team. Employment Consultants work directly with the people we serve and businesses in the community providing ongoing assessments. Working with a caseload of participants, Employment Consultants evaluate the skills and talents of individuals, then develop and coordinate opportunities with businesses in the local community. Successful employment is when both the individual served and the business’s needs match. Employment Consultants collaborate with a community network to train effective communication techniques, accommodations, and how to develop natural supports in the workplace.

Effective Employment Consultants maintain the greatest level of independence and enjoy an ever-changing environment. They communicate with their teams and other stakeholders appropriately. They evaluate the needs of the people-served through timely assessment, communication, and observation, and modify their plans through consideration of the person’s response. Employment Consultants are also comfortable with diversity, compassionate, and exceptional listeners. Their attention to detail, self-confidence, and a good sense of humor is critical to success.


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Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop and implement personalized career plans for clients on caseload-based on the individual’s skills, goals and interests. This includes any Person Centered Plans, as well as other support needs.
  • Maintain communication with persons served and circle of support regarding all facets of service
  • Perform vocational assessments to assess skills and interests of clients on caseload
  • Provide professional assistance to the individual through the job identification, interview, and new hire orientation process as well as assist in training and maintaining of employment
  • Market and job develop for paid jobs for individuals with disabilities out in the community
  • Develop and maintain relationships with businesses in the community, other nonprofits, and funders
  • Facilitate job starts and provide training and consultations to employers and co-workers to enable them to support the supported employee
  • Identify opportunities for career growth with the employer and their supported employee. Facilitate further training or coaching to assist both parties.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled team meetings
  • Document daily reports, billable time, and case notes detailing services, progress, incidents, etc.
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise at community job sites and help employer and client to maintain a positive working relationship


Necessary Skills:

  • High level of professionalism in appearance, actions, and words
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Reliable attendance


Education and Experience:

  • One (1) year experience working with people with disabilities is a plus
  • First Aid and CPR certification is a plus

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • Clean five year driving record
  • Proof of valid car insurance
  • Must have reliable vehicle to travel throughout King County

Additional Wages:

  • Additional mileage reimbursement and phone stipend

Benefits Offered:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • FSA
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • PTO accrued at a rate of 0.0615 hours per hour worked
  • ESL accrued at a rate of 0.0231 hours per hour worked
  • 11 paid holidays per year



AtWork! is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals are recruited, employed, promoted, and transferred in all jobs without discrimination in regard to age, color, race, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, veterans status, or any other protected characteristic by federal, state, or local law.

If you need any assistance or an accommodation in completing the application form or at any time during the selection process, contact the Human Resources Department at 425-274-4000.