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Vadis Employment Consultant in Silverdale, Washington

If you love variety, challenge, and the chance to change lives, this advocacy position is the start of a rewarding career for you!Vadis is looking for a professional, energetic self-starter who has a passion for helping people with disabilities find their perfect job match. While field experience is welcome, we have many co-workers who have taken skillsets from other professions and with ample training, applied them successfully at Vadis. From day one, you are supported within a learning environment and by managers that care, co-workers that inspire, the best technology to do your job, and a workplace that encourages organizational advancement. If work/life harmony is important to you – we’ve got you covered with that, too!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 orientation activities relative to prospective clients. Determine appropriateness of services and funding for individuals. *Facilitate intake for those accepted into Individual Employment (IE) 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, and as appropriate formal education or job trial opportunities. *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. RequirementsThis is a full-time position with an entry-level wage of $19 per hour and up to $21 per hour for experienced candidates. 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.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