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Position Summary: The Vocational Specialist provides services to adults whose employability or job adjustment is impaired by physical, mental, behavioral or other impairment conditions to prepare them for work activities and/or jobs in their communities. The Specialist facilitates the provision of essential and available services for an assigned client case load throughout the balance of vocational rehabilitation to the point of satisfactory employment adjustment. The Specialist finds suitable employment opportunities, maintains day-to-day contact with employers, placement specialists, and others, and maintains awareness of job and small business opportunities; arranges for and enters individual clients into training to prepare them for work activities. The Specialist motivates and promotes growth and innovation within the program; actively promotes a positive work site environment and demonstrates flexibility and willingness to learn new tasks. The work may include evenings, weekends and back-up coverage for other staff.
Minimum Requirements: Successful background check results through Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Background Check Central Unit (BCCU) is required at time of hire and every year thereafter. Must have reliable, safe vehicle available to transport clients and travel for program needs
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelors degree in Social Services or related field OR a combination of education and five years of recent relevant experience may be substituted for bachelors degree requirement Current Healthcare Provider CPR card from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 30-days of hire Must have reliable, safe vehicle available to transport clients and travel for program needs Current Washington State Drivers License; and proof of a safe driving record (which meets established MHS Standards) obtained by a motor vehicle report from the appropriate state agency
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.