Employment Specialist

Seattle, WA

Posted January 24, 2022

Full-time, Permanent, M-F 8a-5p

Build a successful career with an inclusive organization that offers a rewarding work, a great schedule, lots of growth potential, and amazing benefits!

A local nonprofit organization that combines career coaching, financial skills education, and job placement, is looking for an Employment Specialist working specifically with individuals facing challenges associated with homelessness.

This is a full-time, direct hire opportunity! No prior job placement experience required!

Paid, advanced on-the-job training will be provided so that you can become an expert in the areas of this role that interest you the most.

As an Employment Specialist, you will help people facing challenges associated with homelessness achieve their career goals. This is an opportunity to make a difference!

Employment Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Working with housing partners to develop plans to provide placement for individuals who are facing challenges associated with homelessness.
  • Create employment plans with clients and assist in all aspects of job planning, including resume writing, job search and interview practice.
  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, employers, and housing partners.
  • Assist individuals in resume writing, job search and interviewing techniques.
  • Maintain case notes and progress reporting.

If you are looking to start a rewarding and meaningful career where you’ll be part of a close-knit team, this could be a perfect fit for you!

Entry-Level Employment Specialist Requirements:

  • Passion for helping people overcome barriers.
  • Valid/Current driver’s license.
  • Proof of reliable transportation and automobile insurance.
  • Current first aid/CPR certification or ability to pass certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Computer proficiency and strong writing skills.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm (Hours may flex to occasionally include evenings and weekends)

Pay: $20/hr


  • Paid, on-the-job advanced training programs tailored to your individual career goals.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision. Life and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • 401K match up to 3%
  • 15 days of PTO & 15 days paid sick leave.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Tuition reimbursement program.
  • Professional development.
  • Cell phone bill and mileage reimbursement.

Location: "In the field." Due to the nature of this role, you will need reliable transportation and be open to working throughout King County.

Interested in this Employment Specialist opportunity? Apply now or call 206.405.3300 to speak to someone right away!


TERRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

About Your Recruiter

Keegan Laux

I am a Recruiter for the TERRA Seattle Team. I love helping people reach their full potential and celebrating with them when we find that right fit together! My favorite part about working as a recruiter is getting to know so many different types of work and having the opportunity to connect people with amazing jobs that they never even knew where available to them.

Named Best of Staffing® ten years running, TERRA specializes in finding the Right Fit™.

Our mission is simple: Success Stories Created Daily.

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