Northwest Center

About Northwest Center

To promote the growth, development and independence of people with disabilities through programs of therapy, education and work opportunity.

Every Step of the Way
We are a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Our services for children provide early intervention, inclusive early learning, and after school programs. Our employment services include transition services, vocational training, job placement, and supported employment. 

We provide outsourcing solutions that meet the manufacturing and service needs of small and medium sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies, local government offices, and large federal agencies. ​Our portfolio of Social Enterprises employ people with and without disabilities working side-by-side to offer world-class service to our customers.
Our History
Northwest Center was founded in 1965 by parents who refused to institutionalize their children with developmental disabilities or accept the prevailing notion that their children couldn't be taught. Banding together to Northwest Center, they hired their own teachers to develop education programs targeted to special needs children.

Our founders authored and won approval of civil rights legislation that opened the doors of Washington State schools to children with disabilities. House Bill (HB) 90 "Education for All" was signed into law in 1971 and served as the model for national legislation, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975. View a timeline of our history. 

In 1967, just two years after our founding, Northwest Center entered into a partnership with Value Village. We lect clothing and household donations with The Big Blue Truck™ and The Blue Bin. Value Village buys that merchandise to sell in its stores, and the revenue funds our inclusive education and employment programs. ​Learn more about our 50 partnership for good.
Stories Worth Sharing
These are stories of triumphs, struggles, major milestones and everyday joys that come when people with and without disabilities learn, work and live side-by-side. Very often, individuals are only associated with their label, appearance, or diagnosis. People with disabilities are a diverse group with innumerable skills, perspectives, and gifts to offer the world.  More:

Job Category:

Customer Service


Human Services


Seattle, Washington


United States

Postal Code:


Approximate Salary:

$15 Per Hour

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:

High School or equivalent

Corporate Receptionist

Northwest Center - Seattle, Washington

Posted: 10/16/2018

Northwest Center Services is always looking for an upbeat, friendly and motivated person to join our Corporate Reception team in South Lake Union. We work towards a single goal: to ensure a world-class experience for our customers. Our diverse team is focused on continuously offering cheerful and friendly service to all corporate level employees and their visitors. If you are like us, and you're truly obsessed with providing the best possible customer service, you'll find this is a great place to build your career

* Thank you for your interest in a career at Northwest Center Services.  We are eager to learn more about you! To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume with your application. *

Location: Seattle, WA (South Lake Union)
Schedule: Monday through Friday 9:30AM - 6:00PM
Wage: $15.45 per hr w/increase to $18.50 after the probationary period!

You'll love it here if you:

  • want to learn, grow, and develop your professional skills
  • love interacting with people (and dogs)
  • want the opportunity to build your career
  • work in a fun, fast paced environment 


  • Customer service, call center, or administrative support experience
  • 1-year experience with MS Office Software
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interrelate with management, desk mates, and employees
  • Able to work with a high degree of integrity and operate independently
  • Able to multi-task and work in a busy and hectic environment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing 5-star customer service to visitors, employees, and contractors in person, on the phone, and in all electronic communications. 
  • Answering incoming telephone calls and routing callers to the person who can best assist them.
  • Ensuring all visitors complete, sign, and understand their responsibility for adhering to the corporation's Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) before arranging for the guests to move about the campus.  
  • Maintaining professionalism and composure when interacting with all callers.
  • Strategically determine what additional support is needed when handling sensitive inquiries in person or on the phone.

We provide excellent benefits for our staff which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement plan (including match), paid time off, Orca cards, Value Village Discount and much more! 

At Northwest Center, we do not just accept diversity and inclusion - we celebrate it, we support it, we live it and we flourish in it for the benefit of our employees, the community, and our clientele. It is our belief that our strength lies within our diversity and the forward motion towards a day when people of all abilities can learn and work together. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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