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Dshs High Acuity Vocational Specialist

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State Of Washington Steilacoom , WA 98388

Posted 5 months ago


Adult Training Specialist 3

Vocational training programs are one of the most effective resources we have, they allow us to to help rehabilitate our residents in a manner which fosters hope for those with disabilities. As an Adult Training Specialist you will create, revise and maintain available job duties for the high acuity program at the Special Commitment Center (SCC) Total Confinement Facility on McNeil Island. You will also work with each resident's treatment team to select and assign the most appropriate job for each resident that engages in the vocational program. Join us today and helps us Transform Lives!

Some of what you'll do:

  • Oversee the High Acuity Vocational Program

  • Lead in determining implementation of job specifications, work hours, schedules and managing of the vocational budget

  • Create or revise job descriptions for residents

  • Consult with residents and treatment team to evaluate vocational opportunities

  • Conduct formal interview processes in order to prepare residents for future interviews

  • Provide feedback and status updates of the program

  • Develop and/or maintain timesheets for existing and newly created positions

  • Document resident's attendance and conduct performance reviews of resident work

  • Prepare and attend various meetings

  • Assess learning and performance deficits of residents, train residents in areas that are needed

What we're looking for:

  • Excellent oral and written skills

  • General computer skills including adequate understand of Microsoft Outlook and Word

  • Must have a knowledge, understanding, and/or some experience working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and/or cognitive deficits

Who should apply?

Professionals who possess a high school diploma or GED and completion of 30 specific job related college credit hours, or an Associate or Bachelor's degree in Human Services field


One year of experience as an Adult Training Specialist 2; OR two years as a vocational trainer of persons with disabilities in a community employment program or sheltered workshop; OR two years as a teacher's aide in a special education classroom

Questions? Please contact Sean Brauner at (509) 363-4971 and reference #08089. Supplemental Information

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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State Of Washington