Individual Supported Employment helps people with disabilities obtain and maintain individual employment in the general workforce. These are competitive jobs within the community. Skils’kin provides job assessment, resume and job development, job search and placement, job coaching and job retention services.
Skils’kin works with local businesses to find inclusive, integrated jobs that are of interest to our clients and that fit their abilities.
Typically, individuals served through Skils’kin’s employment services are referred by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), and/or Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).
DDA services support individuals with developmental disabilities. A developmental disability, as defined by law, refers to a disability attributable to the following:
- Intellectual disability;
- Cerebral palsy;
- Autism; or
- Neurological conditions similar to intellectual disability
These disabilities must have originated before the individual turned eighteen years old, continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and substantially limit the individual (RCW 71A.10.020).
DVR services provide support for “individuals with disabilities who want to work but experience barriers to work because of a physical, sensory, and/or mental disability.” In order to be eligible for DVR services, an individual must “have a physical or mental disability that is a substantial barrier to employment” and “require vocational rehabilitation services to get or keep a job.”
To enroll in our Individual Supported Employment program, or for further guidance on the enrollment process, contact Deb Brady, Director of Employment (contact information below).
For more information
Director of Employment
(509)-326-6760 ext. 2681
4004 E Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99202