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, & Clallam 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 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 Newsletter.                                  CES Outcome Management Report 


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


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

Kitsap County Contact:
Tonya Brinkley

Jefferson County Contact:
Robin Burdick

All other Washington Counties:
Megan Mason-Todd
360-475-0756 Ex. 347