Employment Services & Preparation
Easterseals Washington's Workforce Development Program sees a decent job for a person with a disability as the cornerstone of self reliance and independence. We give support to people with disabilities, such as job coaching and transportation, so that their skills, not their disabilities, are the emphasis of their employability. We work with employers and employees to transcend workplace barriers and give people with disabilities the tools to maintain employment and advance their careers. Our employment services and preparation include employment planning, job placement services, job retention services, job coaching, intensive training services, community cased assessments, supported employment, and customized employment. We also provide information and resources for employers on employing individuals with disabilities, and help with job creation.
School to Work Transition Services
Easterseals Washington's Workforce Development Program provides employment planning, job placement services, intensive training services, CRP-DVR-DDA-SCHOOL connection and additional resources to students with disabilities looking to transition from school into the workforce.
Through a partnership with Pierce Transit, Easterseals Washington's Workforce Development Program provides accurate, timely and comprehensive assessments for their riders with disabilities. We provide award-winning FACTS assessments on each rider's ability to safely navigate busy streets, read online bus schedules, properly communicate with passengers, and other key tasks that commuters deal with each day. This provides the transit authority objective data to determine the riders eligibility for either routed or door-to-door service.
Easterseals Washington's Workforce Development Program provides training from a Certified WorkStrides Trainer. WorkStrides is a career development workshop, through the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) was created in the late 1990’s to assist DVR customers with disabilities as they navigate the DVR process. This highly interactive workshop helps DVR customers evaluate their strengths, values, personal qualities, barriers, self-esteem, and resiliency.