Employment Specialist

LWC is seeking a part-time Supported Employment Specialist. The Supported Employment Specialist is responsible for providing employment services and for supporting clients to maximize independence and employability.


Minimum Qualifications: Preferably a BA in Behavioral Science or related field, or an AA with at least two years’ vocational experience with chronically mentally ill adults.  Good personal relations skills; ability to work with difficult clients.  Good organizational skills. Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.  Ability to work cooperatively in a team approach.  Ability to apply a Recovery based approach. Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.  Good verbal, written, communication, and computer skills; visual and auditory skills required to communicate, ensure and deliver client care and provide legal documentation of care.  Requires frequent standing, bending at the knees and waist, kneeling and reaching. Requires frequent walking to accomplish tasks. Requires ability to lift 30 pounds. Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to be covered by LWC insurance carrier. Employment contingent on successful background check and Washington State counseling profession credential issued by the Department of Health (e.g. Agency Affiliated Counselor).  Employment is contingent on passing a GSA and Homeland Security background check and obtain security clearance for contracted sites.



Flexible schedule- would prefer Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30am-5:00pm.


 Why Work for Lake Whatcom Center?

LWC is a DSHS licensed not-for-profit organization providing an array of residential and community mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. We pride ourselves on understanding our clients’ needs and their ability to meet their goal of Recovery. We are a fast-growing service, and committed to creating a supportive and positive environment for all our employees.


LWC offers competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Competitive vacation and
  • Generous sick leave
  • Holiday premium pay
  • Floating holidays, and
  • Annual base pay increases

LWC is a tobacco-free and scent-free workplace. LWC is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to an Affirmative Action Program and enhancing the diversity of our staff. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, creed, marital status, ancestral heritage, sexual orientation, Vietnam Era Veteran status, or the presences on any physical, mental and/or sensory disability. If accommodations are needed for participating in the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know.


Please submit LWC Employment Application Packet or resume to: HR, 3600 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Compensation: $17.66-$21.00/Hr.

Closes: When filled

Minimum Qualifications
Submit application packet to: HR, 3600 Meridian St, Bellingham WA 98225
Job Type: Part-Time
Salary: $17.66-$21.00/Hr.
Experience Required:
Education: Bachelor's

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