Snohomish County has approved an initiative to provide paid, competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities in integrated work settings with appropriate ongoing support from a job coach.
The Supported Employment positions offer a creative and cost-effective approach to meeting business needs while including people with developmental disabilities in the workforce. Each job is customized by bundling entry-level tasks that match the skills of the supported employment candidates.
A requirement of the Supported Employment positions is that each supported employee and hiring department work with a job coach. These professionally-trained vocational counselors are sent from local agencies in order to serve the employment-support needs.
Each job coach assists with the individualized training and long-term supports (at no cost to employers) which allows supported employees to maximize their job performance.
In order to be eligible for the Supported Employment positions, you must:
Be a client of the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and must provide a DDA number (contact your case manager to access your number or ask your job coach or employment agency).
Have a job coach/Employment Agency.
Have long-term support from DDA.
To apply for DDA services, contact DDA at 425-339-4833.
Once a supported employment position has been posted, applications will be accepted through NEOGOV.