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Supported Employment Program

The Valley Cities Supported Employment Program uses an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model to assist Valley Cities clients to obtain competitive employment as part of their recovery journey. Our services include vocational counseling, benefits planning, resume & interview preparation, job retention support, and referrals to additional resources, such as DVR (Department of Vocational Rehabilitation). Our team also engages in job development – connecting with employers in the community to match our clients with their needs. More on our Business Partnership Program is listed below. Our Supported Employment Program is funded through King County MIDD funds, partnerships with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Medicaid coverage for eligible clients.

“Thanks to Valley Cities Counseling we have an excellent employee at Mental Health Action! Jennifer is an excellent fit for MHA and has been from the first day we met her.  I had been told that she was a ‘perfect’ fit for us and she has been!” – Helen, Executive Director, Mental Health Action

“Barron is a faithful employee. He was here to help me start the business and will be the last to leave.” – Dennis, Owner, Blackdog Brat Haus & Creamery

Services provided

  • Vocational counseling
  • Benefits planning
  • Resume/interview preparation
  • Job retention support
  • Referrals

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

Valley Cities works to match the skills of our clients who need work with local businesses that need quality employees for part or full-time work. We also offer diversity training and ongoing support for our clients and local businesses.

We provide

  • Internship placements to develop valuable on-the-job experience.
  • Job placement support
  • Employee retention support so clients flourish in their current position.

Business owners, please contact us via email at employmentservices@valleycities.org, for more information or if you have jobs and internships available.

For more information on supporting Valley Cities Employment Services & Business Partnership Program, Contact

Sarah Boye | Director of Specialty Programs
Email: sboye@valleycities.org
Phone: 253-335-3820

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