YWCA Opportunity Place

2024 3rd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121







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ywca title v
employment program:
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:

  • Greeter.
  • Office assistant.
  • Customer service clerk.
  • Program assistant.
  • Custodian.
  • Data-entry clerk.
  • Driver.
  • 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.