COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Skookum’s Community Employment Services (CES) department supports the Skookum mission of Creating Opportunities for People of all Abilities by providing person-centered services to individuals with disabilities. Services are designed to help clients with employment-related goals or to assist them with becoming more involved in their local community.

For employment-based services, CES staff help individuals with disabilities obtain & maintain employment in the community. Skookum staff also assist local employers in Jefferson, Kitsap, and Clallam Counties by connecting them with job seekers who have a variety of skills, strengths, and abilities.

Skookum partners with a variety of agencies to provide services. Most clients are referred by one of these agencies:

Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) Services:

(Provided in Jefferson and Kitsap Counties)

  • Job Placement
  • Job Retention
Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Services:

(Provided in Jefferson County)

  • Community Inclusion (CI)
  • Community Guide (CG)
  • Individual Employment (IE)
    • Job Development
    • Job Coaching
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Services:

(Provided in Jefferson & Kitsap Counties)

  • Community-Based Assessments (CBA)
  • Trial Work Experience (TWE)
  • Independent Living Skills Training (IL)
  • Job Placement
  • Job Retention
Foundational Community Supports (FCS) Supported Employment Services:

(Provided in Jefferson, Kitsap, Clallam Counties)

  • Job Placement
  • Job Supports
Social Security Ticket to Work (TTW) Services:

(Remote Services Provided Throughout Washington State)

  • Career Counseling
  • Training Support
  • Job Search, Job Development, & Job Placement
  • Job Accommodations & Job Stabilization/Retention

To learn more about our services please review the below documents:

CES Client Handbook
CES Services Overview
CES Newsletter February 2021
CES Newsletter 2020
CES Outcome Management Report 2019

      

Skookum is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in the following areas:
  • Employment Planning Services (EPS)
  • Community Employment Services: Job Development (CES:JD)
  • Community Employment Services: Employment Supports (CES:ES)

For more information on CARF, visit http://carf.org/.

For more info on Skookum’s Community Employment Services (CES) Please Contact:

Kitsap County Contact:

Tonya Brinkley

360-531-3545

Jefferson County Contact:

Robin Burdick

360-531-0345

All other Washington Counties:

Megan Mason-Todd

360-475-0756 Ex. 347