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9 Nov 2021

Full-Time Social Service Specialist

FareStart – Posted by FareStart Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit organization that transforms lives, disrupts poverty and nourishes communities through food, life skills and job training.

We are committed to creating a diverse employee environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Women, People of Color, and Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community are encouraged to apply.

The Job

The Social Service Specialist provides case management support to our adult students to support them in their personal and employment goals. The Social Service Specialist uses a trauma informed approach to work with students from diverse backgrounds that are furthest from opportunity. This support includes guiding access to resources, teaching soft skills and job preparedness curriculum, and coaching needed to successfully complete training and retain long-term employment. The Social Service Specialist provides support that includes coordinating housing, mental health and substance use services, childcare, assisting students in navigating justice system involvement and other barriers to employment. Working with the students to identify goals and transferable skills will inform how the Social Service Specialist will guide the student through the training program. The Social Service Specialist is the key advocate for FareStart students throughout the program–from enrollment through training, graduation, employment, and up to one year of post-graduate support.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • COVID-19 Consideration: In accordance with Washington state law, FareStart requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Paid time-off (3 weeks first year of employment) and paid holidays
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Health, disability, and life insurance
  • Free ORCA pass
  • Free Shift Meal (when on-site)

The Location: 700 Virginia Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Why Should You Apply?

  • Be part of our mission to disrupt poverty.
  • Join a supportive, respectful, and celebratory community among our staff, students, board, and volunteers
  • Organizational commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • FareStart encourages the personal and professional growth of its employees



FareStart defines antiracism as the clear acknowledgment that racism permeates organizations, communities, and industries, including our own. We recognize that we have a duty to be vigilant in addressing and confronting racism in how we make decisions, show up in our communities, build business practices and policies, and engage in intentional partnerships and philanthropic endeavors to fulfill our mission and vision.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 69 days.

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