Vocational Services Program

Creating Pathways to Job Success

Our Vocational Services Program offers a wide range of services to individuals with disabilities, including paid community-based assessments, internships, job placement and job coaching – here at Skills Inc. and with other employers in the community.

Washington State’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other agencies refer people to Skills Inc.’s vocational services, where our staff fosters a process of self-discovery and career exploration that identifies clients’ strengths, skills and interests. We help individuals gain a deeper understanding of their abilities and how to market themselves to employers.

job seekers with a disability

First, we encourage you to connect with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), a state agency that helps individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment. DVR asks each applicant to perform three steps: watch a video, complete a brief self-assessment, and complete an online referral form. It can take up to 60 days for DVR to determine if you are eligible for services so we recommend starting the process immediately.

If you already have a DVR counselor and are interested in receiving employment services through Skills Inc., please ask your counselor to contact our vocational staff, at vocservices@skillsinc.com or call 206-782-6000, to set up a tour.

Another option is to apply directly to Skills Inc. Please view available positions and apply online. If you need a job immediately, WorkSource may be able to help you.

Employers Seeking Quality Applicants

qfcWe recognize that Skills Inc. is not the right employment fit for every referred DVR Customer, so our vocational staff continues to develop strong partnerships with community employers in order to understand their business needs and advocate for qualified candidates. Through our partnerships, we are able to assist businesses and candidates with employment and cultural related issues to help foster an inclusive workplace.

Our staff can assist your business with finding qualified candidates at no cost to you. All applicants are pre-screened and tailor matched to your requirements. Contact our vocational staff today at 206-782-6000 or vocservices@skillsinc.com.

CARF Accreditation

Skills Inc. has been accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International since 2008. The accreditation demonstrates our dedication to excellence, continuous improvement and commitment to improving the lives of all persons served.

CARF Accreditations

  • Facilities in Ballard and Auburn
  • Employment Services: Affirmative Business Enterprise
  • Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
  • Employment Services: Community Employment Services: Job Development
  • Employment Services: Employment Planning Services