Employment Readiness

S.L. Start and Associates, Inc.

Offers the following services to individuals interested in entering or re-entering the workforce. They provide comprehensive services including assessment, job placement, and on-the-job support. They assist employers in competently supporting employees with disabilities. They also work to teach people the skills they need to get and keep jobs on their own. Services offered: Brief Vocational Assessment; Situational Assessment; Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation; Job Placement; Job Coaching; General Job Placement and Retention; Specialized Job Placement


Goodwill Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County

Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Job Placement and Retention Services, including Job Coaching if needed. Potential clients would apply for vocational services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and once accepted would request that the Work Opportunity Center of Cowlitz County be their employment vendor. Staff is fluent in ASL.

Individual Supported Employment. Long term job retention services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities, including Job Coaching. Referral is made by the Division of Developmental Disabilities.


Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - Department of Social and Health Services

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides employment services and counseling to individuals with disabilities who want to work but experience barriers to work because of a physical, sensory, and/or mental disability. A DVR counselor works with each person to develop a customized plan of services designed to help them reach their employment goal. DVR assistance may include, but is not limited to the following: Counseling and Guidance; Assessment Services; Independent Living Services; Assistive Technology Services; Training and Education; Job-related Services


Lower Columbia Council of the Blind

The Washington Council of the Blind (WCB) is a nonprofit statewide membership organization. We believe that blind and partially sighted people can lead productive lives and contribute to society with independence and dignity. Our members, most of whom are blind or partially sighted, represent a variety of backgrounds and interests. WCB has a rich history of legislative and community involvement.