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Skookum Educational Programs Employment Specialist in Bremerton, Washington

Join Skookum and make a difference! Skookum is: A national leader in employment of individuals with disabilities and veterans. Comprised of a growing dynamic team of social entrepreneurs. Operating self-sustaining businesses across 13 states and the District of Columbia, with over 1,300 employees. Dedicated to providing incredible customer experience to our federal and private-sector customers. Committed to providing an incredible employee support and development program, tailored to the social mission. Compensation: $22.31 - $32.36 (We are targeting $22.31 - $26.00 for this role. Skookum's compensation strategy is to position new employees between the minimum and midpoint of this range, depending on qualifications and experience) Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (flexible start and end times depending on client scheduling needs.) Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt (hourly) Skookum's Bremerton, Washington Home Office supports nationwide operations through highly trained and motivated professionals in finance, human resources, vocational and workforce development, information systems, strategy, business development, communications, marketing, quality, safety, learning, and more. As an Employment Specialist, you'll Manage around 15-20 active clients by providing pre and post-employment services. Spend 78% of your time supporting clients either in the community or in the office. Use a person-centered approach to train, coach, and mentor clients toward making progress with their employment goals. Use creative thinking skills to develop relationships with local business owners and hiring managers. Must have excellent time management, problem-solving, and networking skills along with sales acumen and a professional level written and oral communication skills. Be self-directed, with the ability to work independently and in a team. Must be effective in the use of technology and systematically documenting in a detailed manner. Work with individuals with disabilities to discover their interests for employment and prepare them for the job search Assist in development of work skills; assess potential obstacles to employment and develop strategies to overcome them Provide on-the-job and/or pre-employment training Network with local businesses to create and develop employment opportunities Self-manage, create your own schedule, and work independently to help clients secure and maintain competitive employment Create imaginative job aids, identify assistive technology and tools to help clients succeed Document to show progress towards goals on the client's employment/service plan Utilize the information management system to maintain client files, case notes and billings in compliance with contract and program guidelines Provide follow-up services to ensure proper support is provided for successful retention and career advancement of clients Perform duties in compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations and guidelines governing equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination in the workplace Prepare for and participate in external and internal audits Maintain regular and consistent contact with clients, employers, and guardians Establish and maintain effective, positive relationships with clients, employers, internal departments, referral sources, external agencies, and the public Maintain confidentiality of all client information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines and program rules Operate Skookum provided vehicles or personal vehicles for job duties Maintain professionalism when conducting business on behalf of Skookum Competency with technology used to provide services remotely and ability to instruct clients on how to use technology to engage in services Knowledge of community resources to refer clients to as neede