Employment Opportunities

Make a Difference - Join Village Community Services' Team!

$12.50 per hour

Full-time, part-time, and relief positions currently available.
Day, evening, and graveyard schedules for jobs located in Arlington, Smokey Point or Stanwood areas.
Residential Support Staff will work with adults who have developmental and mental health challenges and require extensive supports to successfully complete daily living tasks. Residential Support Staff are responsible for assisting participants with activities ranging from personal grooming and meal preparation to shopping, housekeeping, and recreational outings.  The ideal candidate will be caring, patient, and reliable, with excellent communication and documentation skills, and basic computer and writing skills.  High school diploma or GED required.  Must pass a Washington State background clearance and
have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Must be able to physically assist participants with daily living tasks and wheelchair or other assistive transfers when necessary.  Starting compensation is $12.50 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Current open shifts are subject to change.
Please don’t hesitate to apply based on the listed days/hours as we can be flexible.



$13.67 per hour

A creative professional who assists persons with disabilities in all aspects of the employment process, including job search, interviewing, on-the-job training, job skill assessment, and workplace accommodations.  Communication and marketing to employers are also essential job duties.  The ideal candidate will be patient and reliable, with excellent communication, time management, and documentation skills.  Basic computer skills and ability to learn new technologies are essential.  High school diploma or GED required.  Experience or higher education in job development, human services, services to people with disabilities, marketing, and/or vocational rehabilitation preferred. Must pass a Washington State background clearance and have a demonstrated safe driving record (3 year driver’s abstract required.) Starting compensation $13.67 per hour.  Highly competitive medical and retirement benefits.   

Employment Specialist Job Description PDF

$12.00 per hour

Summary: Provide the essential trainings on daily life skills and job readiness skills as documented in DDA Individual Support Plan Support Assessment such as tasks listed under Home Living, Community Living, Lifelong Learning Activities, Employment Activities, Health and Safety Activities, Social Activities, Protection and Advocacy Activities and Exceptional Behavior Support Needs. These tasks can be worked on individually or in groups.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent education. Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred (or concurrent enrollment in human services, social work, education or similar program)
  • At least 1 year of experience working with individuals with disabilities is desirable.
  • Upon hire, Must have a current Washington State driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must read, understand and agree to abide by Village Community Services’ Policies and Procedures.
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work with our clients in a respectful and kind manner.

Must take 75 hours of training within 120 days of hire. (Agency Orientation, Safety Training and the 40 hour curriculum training are part of the 75 hour training requirement.) Must obtain First Aid, CPR & Bloodborne Pathogens certifications within the first 60 days of hire and cannot work alone until certification is received. Community Protection training is required to work with CP participants and must be obtained within 30 days of hire. Cannot work alone with client until certified.

Description of Essential Functions: Provide training as listed under DDA ISP Assessment such as home living, community living, lifelong learning activities, employment activities, health and safety activities, social activities, protection and advocacy activities and exceptional behavior support needs.

  • Use teaching tools and curriculum to help clients complete tasks to become more independent and accomplish ISP goals.
  • Maintain good communication with participants. This requires the ability to read body language, assess moods and possible trouble areas, and has the skills to diffuse potentially unsafe situations.
  • Safeguard confidentiality of client records and information.
  • Meet supervision standards for each individual while in the community and at home.
  • Write incident reports and submit to the Program Manager.
  • Ensure client safety, hygiene and health standards are met while working with the client.
  • Work with each participant on their individual finances and monthly budgets.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed to reflect goals met.
  • Use the automated time and attendance system to clock in and out of work.
  • Read and abide by the agency’s policies and procedures and the WACS.
  • Keep all licenses and certificates current.
  • Respect diversity – participants and coworkers.
  • Able to use good verbal, reading and writing skills and be able to communicate effectively with clients, coworkers, the community and families,
  • Drive agency vehicles to transport participants as needed.
  • Ride Community Transit to help train clients with transportation goals.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed inside and outside and frequently involves sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Frequent hand and finger use to manipulate office utensils, supplies, pens, paper, operate office machines such as computers, printers, telephone, copier, shredder, able to read the computer monitor and paperwork.
  • Driving agency vehicles.

$13.50 to $16.00 per hour

Essential Job Functions: The Positive Behavioral Support Coordinator is a member of the Village Training Division team and responsible for the development, implementation, and tracking of positive behavioral support plans for participants in VCS’s Residential and Employment Services programs. The duties of the position are conducted in collaboration with each participant’s support team and in accordance with the policies and procedures of Village Community Services, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and other State, County, Federal, or grant funded contracts. The PBST Coordinator operates under the Village Training Division both as a trainer and as a content specialist bringing a PBS perspective to a variety of training topics to the Village Training Division target audience (long term care workers/direct service staff, family caregivers, participants, volunteers, and other human service and educational agencies that work with challenging populations.)


Qualifications, Education, Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field plus 3 years experience working with people with behavioral, intellectual, and/or mental health challenges required. Certification or significant course work plus direct service experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Positive Behavioral Support, or commensurate course of study may substitute for a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree preferred. The PBST Coordinator will complete required training, background checks, certificates and licenses including, but not limited to, 1st aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens. WA State drivers’ license, driving record, and proof of personal liability vehicle insurance required (at $100,000; $300,000; $100,000.)


Description of Essential Functions:


  • Work collaboratively to model the values of positive behavioral support, cultural relevancy, best practices in individual support services, and professionalism
  • Participate in agency tactical planning and evaluation working as a team member to continually improve the organization and direct services to participants
  • Provide a monthly status report for review at the Leadership Team meeting which includes: a) Positive behavioral support issues and recommendations for resolution d) Positive behavioral support data  e) Progress toward the PBS Coordinator position’s goals f) and other items as relevant
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of philanthropy where all staff, volunteers, and participant families recognize the importance of fundraising and are inspired to support the agency’s public relations and fundraising efforts.

Direct Service

  • Collaborate with the Residential program managers, Residential Services Director, Employment Services Director, and other identified team members to assess positive behavioral support needs and write PBS plans
  • When needed, collaborate with DDA positive behavioral support staff to assess, develop, and implement PBS plans
  • Ensure input from the participant and other members of the participant’s support team
  • Train staff and other support team members in implementation of participant specific PBS plans
  • Track and report PBS plan data
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data for assessment, to monitor and adjust PBS plans, recommend the termination of a PBS plan, and to inform staff/support team member training
  • Assure completion of required PBS documentation and reporting
  • Actively contribute to clear and consistent communication with management team, supervisor, and among staff and support team members
  • Provide individual support services to clients serving as a model and peer coach to direct service staff

Training and Consultation

  • Participate in the development of training curricula targeted to family caregivers, educators, and other community partners
  • Conduct individualized and group trainings
  • Consult with VCS program managers and directors on participant behavioral plans, data collection, staff training, etc.
  • Case consult with DDA positive behavioral support staff as needed
  • Keep abreast of current best practices in PBS
  • Complete training and continuing education credits relevant to the position


  • Professional communication skills
  • Knowledge and implementation of culturally sensitive practices
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Computer proficiency including keyboarding, Word, Excel, database software, e-mail, etc.
  • Proficiency in writing Positive Behavior Support plans
  • Proficiency in providing individualized support services and applying positive behavioral support techniques
  • Knowledge and implementation of values and best practices in service delivery
  • Competency in communicating effectively to diverse populations
  • Skilled in collaboration, teaching, mentorship, family and team relations.

$15-$20 per hour

The Special Events & Public Relations Coordinator works as a team member to create and implement the agency’s fundraising and community relations strategy. The compensated position is ideal for students and may be used as an internship. The focus is on special event fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and public relations. Essential duties include identifying, cultivating, asking, and retaining support and resources for the agency through personalized contact via telephone, public relations booths, social media, and at networking events. In addition, the Special Events & Public Relations Coordinator will assist with various administrative duties in support of fundraising, including, but not limited to database management, website management, social media, grant research, outcome evaluation, best practice and demographic research, and other development functions.

Qualifications, Education, Experience:
Associates or Bachelor’s degree or concurrent enrollment in relevant academic program preferred. 1 year development or business experience preferred (paid or volunteer). Must be comfortable asking for donations. Valid Washington driver’s license, auto insurance, and excellent driving record and cleared background check required.

Knowledge of: 
Nonprofit organizations. Standards and principles of ethical fundraising practices. Microsoft Office including Excel and Publisher plus on-line fundraising tools, database software, Word Press, social media, design, and presentation programs. Effective networking, business etiquette and confidentiality. Correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Job Skills:
Ability to raise funds through annual events and direct asks among individuals and corporations. A self-starter and a solutions-oriented problem solver who can work both as a team player and independently. Supervisory and team building skills are essential for working with volunteers.  Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Proficiency or ability to quickly and independently learn database software, Microsoft Office suite, social media platforms, and graphics programs. Demonstrated poise and confidence both in face to face contacts with donors and community contacts, as well as in public speaking situations.  Must be comfortable asking for donations.

Description of Essential Functions:  

  • Be knowledgeable of, and in compliance with, VCS volunteer and fundraising policies
  • Utilize proven methods for donor cultivation and long-term resource development
  • Utilize the GiftWorks database to generate mailing lists, donation receipts and tracking reports
  • Coordinate fundraising events and other special events
  • Cultivate relationships with corporate, individual, and small business donors
  • Request sponsorships, live auction items, and other donations
  • Create marketing materials and press releases
  • Coordinate public relations booths, speaking engagements, meetings with potential donors and stakeholders, and other public relations activities
  • Research demographics, best practices, outcome data, etc. needed for public relations, fundraising, and grant writing
  • Recruit volunteers, table captains, interns, staff
  • Assure donor and volunteer correspondence, acknowledgments and appreciation so that donors and volunteers receive timely recognition
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of philanthropy where all staff, volunteers, and participant families recognize the importance of fundraising and are inspired to support the agency’s public relations and fundraising efforts.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

Wage:  $45,000 to $55,000

Apply: by résumé only

  • Mail or in person: Director of Residential Services Hiring Manager 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200 Arlington, WA 98223
  • FAX: 360-653-6503
  • Email: finances@villagecommunitysvcs.org

The Director of Residential Services is a member of the Village Community Services leadership team and responsible for directing operations associated with the Residential Supported Living Program.  The Director ensures that all decisions and actions associated with the program comply with established agency policies and procedures and are consistent with all provisions and regulations of state, county, federal, and local regulatory agencies. The Director implements operations and objectives of the Residential program and is responsible for fiscal operations, staffing, staff collaboration, implementation of policy and procedures, and achievement of program goals.


  • In collaboration with the Executive Directors, represent the Residential program to government contractors, family members, guardians, Union representatives, and other community stakeholders.
  • Facilitate client intake and exit, client assessment, and formulation of individual service and behavioral support plans.
  • Supervise and evaluate Residential program managers and coordinators.
  • Facilitate the hiring and site training of management and direct support personnel.
  • Provide or assure the timely provision of long term care worker training classes according to DDA standards. Training to include, but not limited to, Orientation, CPR-First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Peer Coaching, 40 Long Term Care Worker Training, Community Protection, and other DDA required topics.
  • Assure exit and entrance surveys are completed for all staff and participants and/or their families and guardians.
  • Investigate any accidents, injuries, and allegations of abuse, misconduct, mistreatment or discrimination toward participants and staff.
  • Collaborate in union contract negotiations.  Represent management on labor/management committee.
  • Participate in negotiation and development of contracts with government funders.
  • Ensure program is compliant with contractor and grant funder policies and guidelines. Meet all required reporting requirements.
  • Ensure that all permits and licenses are current, and health and safety protocols are followed.
  • Set and monitor standards for quality assurance.  Create a system of continual quality improvement.
  • Provide timely status reports to agency leadership, Board of Directors, governing bodies, and funders.
  • Ensure maintenance of fleet of vehicles.
  • Participate in annual budgeting process.
  • Monitor Residential Services budget revenues and expenses and client finances. Monitor the provision of Instructional Support Services hours and hours.
  • Approve Residential staff time records, pay rates, payroll.
  • Facilitate effective communication with families, staff, and other stakeholders serving the needs of clients.
  • Ensure collaboration among staff, Residential sites, and Employment Services to maximize efficiency and quality of service.
  • Assure timely communication (e.g. weekly) to families and guardians regarding significant events that impact participants such as medical issues, staff turnover, changes in finances, employment status, household, etc.
  • Conduct regular (e.g. monthly) quality assurance visits to client homes.
  • Establish and implement meeting protocols for sites, managers, and program.
  • Ensure confidentiality protocols are followed.
  • Attend board meetings as requested.
  • Facilitate an organizational culture of philanthropy.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus direct experience in the management of a social services agency serving persons with disabilities required.  Master’s degree preferred.  Five or more years of experience in the successful management of a social service agency may substitute for a degree.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • After hours availability.
  • Able to pass background clearance, a Washington state driver’s license with acceptable driving record, proof of personal vehicle insurance with required limits.


  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to change priorities quickly.
  • Proficiency in State and regional laws and policies governing the activities of social service agencies.
  • Ability to train, supervise, discipline, and motivate staff.
  • Collaboration focus.
  • Working knowledge of human resources law and practice.
  • ·Established record of staff leadership.
  • Demonstrated skills in program evaluation and implementation.
  • Sound financial planning and budgeting skills.
  • Knowledge of union operations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

Village Community Services is a mission-driven organization committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. We have been providing quality residential support and vocational services to adults with disabilities for more than 50 years. Our service area encompasses Snohomish, Island and Skagit counties.

Our support services and advocacy help individuals with disabilities to achieve integration and full participation in their communities. We offer individualized supports that enable our program participants to achieve their right to belong, to be valued, to participate, to make informed choices and to make meaningful contributions.

Why Work at Village Community Services


Pick up, drop off or mail your application:

Village Community Services
3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, WA 98223
Call 360-653-7752 for application pick up/drop off hours.