Training & Education Specialist


Vine Maple Place

Job Description:


Reports To: Workforce Development and Training Director
Location: Maple Valley
Supervises: None
Key Relationships: Clients, Employers, Housing Specialists, Volunteer Coordinator, & Volunteers
Effective Date: July 2022
Hours: Full Time: 40 hours per week, 2-3 evenings per week and possible weekend hours
Job Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt
Compensation: $19 – $26 per hour, DOE; 401(k) plan; medical, dental & vision benefits; PTO: vacation, personal time and sick time.

The TES role is foundational to the success of vulnerable and homeless single parents reaching their goal of self-sufficiency and long-term stability. The TES facilitates the day-to-day client Workforce Development and Training program. They will collaborate with the team to facilitate the client Financial Literacy and Workforce Development training programs with a trauma-informed approach. They will bring Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) techniques into the training environment in order to help clients gain confidence and grow to stability. The TES will work to provide tangible strategies for clients to overcome barriers to achieve pathways to livable-wage employment and financial stability. They will work with clients, the community, and volunteers in order to create a network to provide clients with training and job placement in the workforce.

Due to the homelessness crisis in King County, Vine Maple Place is expanding to serve more families in need.

• Provide oversight and vocational advisement to clients and assist them in developing an Individual Employment and Financial Plan. Enroll and orient clients into Training and Education program.
• Provide individual and group job search preparation and training to explore and develop the habits and attitudes needed to be successful in the workplace and financial empowerment.
• Work with a professional team of volunteers to increase bandwidth of program activities and provide the professional and informal services needed for the program.
• Collaborate with staff in coordinating program planning to assist clients in reaching their program goals and various outcome performance measurements.
• Facilitate employment training workshops. Coach clients in developing goals, time management, job readiness, and resumes; provide clients with job search and networking opportunities, i.e. job fairs.
• Maintain accurate client tracking and complete monthly and quarterly outcome data and narrative reports on program performance.
• Develop and maintain referral relationships with other agencies and educational/vocational programs, including grant and financial aid resources. Refer clients to appropriate occupational training programs and/or contacts for client training.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agree with the Vine Maple Place Statement of Faith.
• Be passionate about helping families overcome the trauma of homelessness.
• Exhibit strong oral, written and interpersonal communications skills to facilitate effective communications with clients, donors, volunteers and staff.
• Ability to prioritize and organize multiple, simultaneous projects independently in order to meet deadlines.
• Possess the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Ability to work with numbers and percentages to show measurement and outcomes.
• Strong customer service orientation.
• Sensitivity to the needs of clints who are homeless, low income, limited English speaking, or impacted by domestic violence and substance abuse in the family unit.
• Must be able to travel independently between multiple work sites within a day.

• Degree in a related field.
• Two to three years of demonstrated experience preferred: performing work related to client recruitment and enrollment, career assessment and planning, support services, workplace readiness, job placement, records maintenance and outcomes reporting.

• Possess a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and proof of insurance.
• Computer skills: Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet navigation.
• Able to work well with others in a collaborative and respectful manner.
• Able to multi-task and deal with complexity on a frequent basis.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and confidentiality.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from clients.
• Ability to effectively present information to supervisory and management groups.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Sensitivity to the needs of clients, staff, and volunteers from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
• Must be able to lift 25 lbs. on occasion.
• Current CPR and First Aid certifications.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities or requirements of this position. Other duties may be assigned.


Trisha Chick


Phone: (425) 559-8240


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