ywca title v
helping older workers find employment.
The Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program provides temporary part-time paid work experience with public agencies and community-based organizations.
Administered by the YWCA, the Title V Employment Program is funded by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Title V applicants must meet four primary requirements:
- Live in Seattle or King County.
- Age: 55 years or older.
- Currently unemployed.
- Qualify as low income, per federal guidelines.
Title V participants work in nonprofit or public service host agency positions an average of 16 hours per week and receive a stipend for job training and onsite supervision. During this period of temporary on-the-job training, participants learn current job skills. The YWCA Title V employment specialist will help participants find permanent employment while they work their temporary position.
The Title V employment specialist provides:
- Job coaching.
- Supportive services.
- Employer outreach.
- Training resources, including computer classes.
- Computer access for resume writing and Internet research.
- Monthly job-search workshops.
- Job listing.
- Referral to different resources.
Some of available positions include:
- Office assistant.
- Customer service clerk.
- Program assistant.
- Data-entry clerk.
- Food service worker.
- Community service host agency.
Title V participants are placed at registered host agencies for specified lengths of time. The Title V program helps nonprofit and government agencies meet their human resource needs with dependable workers.
Host agencies gain:
- Mature and experienced workers.
- Temporary employees/interns who are stable and serve as role models in the workplace.
- Temporary employees/interns who have a low rate of turnover, reducing workplace training costs.
- Temporary employees/interns who create trust and confidence in the agency.
The participant's goal is to find permanent employment by the time they complete their temporary training/internship assignment.