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University of Washington EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SPECIALIST 1 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 212707


Job Location Detail: the Center on Human Development & Disability Center South Building, 1701 NE Columbia Rd

Posting Date: 09/23/2022

Closing Info: Closes On 10/07/2022

Salary: $3,115 to $4,134 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. (

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for an Employment Training Specialist 1 to join their team. The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, ranked #5 in US News & World Report, is a complex academic and clinical department in the School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, which include the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, VA Hospitals, and Children’s Hospital. The Department includes Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Neuropsychology, and Vocational Rehabilitation units, as well as four undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In addition, the department hosts six federally funded Centers and attracts more than $13 million in grants from various funding sources. Basic Function Coordinate job development, placement, and training of assigned clients with disabilities. Distinguishing Characteristics Under general supervision, coordinate job development, placement, training, and continued employment of assigned clients. Work with employers, parents, agencies, and other support personnel to assure successful and equitable employment. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (70%) Provide direct service to clients: develop jobs, match clients with jobs, provide on-the-job training/fading, provide follow-up services and case management for a caseload of 10-12 clients minimum) requiring long-term support.

  • Evaluate each assigned client's skill level and match to the appropriate job and environment; conduct a task analysis of the proposed job, develop performance standards, and develop a daily task sequence; develop and implement individual client training plans that include behavior and task-oriented goals.

  • Train clients placed in competitive jobs in the use of industry specific equipment and procedures; establish speed and quality performance standards required by the workplace; develop clients' social and personal interaction skills; teach clients to use the transportation system.

  • Collect, record, and interpret data relating to client performance and progress on the job; summarize data using graphs, tables, or figures.

  • Negotiate with the employer to modify job tasks in order to conform to client's skill range and any special needs.

  • Provide client progress information to funding agencies, parents, therapists, and home living instructors.

  • Refer clients to other professional services such as mental health, rehabilitation, and independent living counseling as appropriate.

  • Advocate for the client's interests with employers, support personnel, and funding agencies to ensure equity and promote client independent living Through research and networking, identify and contact prospective employers and market services; negotiate contracts for future placements. (15%)

  • Provide education, training, and consultation to employers regarding employment of clients with disabilities and legal issues related to employment;

  • Maintain ongoing contact with employers to provide ongoing feedback, receive progress reports, resolve problems that may arise, and monitor the employment contract; (10%) Ensure the provision of quality services by keeping informed of developments in the field and networking. (5%) Perform related duties as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in special education, psychology, rehabilitation, vocational counseling, or related field OR Equivalent education/experience.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.