Goldman & Associates priority is your success in an employment experience. We respect and want to understand your abilities and disabilities, so that we can work with you to create an individualized plan for obtaining and retaining employment.
IMPORTANT – Before you can use the services of Goldman & Associates, you need to be a customer of either Washington’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation or Clark County Community Services Developmental Disability Program. This ensures that services are provided at no-cost to you.
Washington’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers a variety of services to assist people with disabilities to prepare for, get, and keep jobs. Services depend on individual needs, and are available to individuals with disabilities other than developmental in nature.
Location: 800 NE 136th Avenue, Suite 230, Vancouver, WA 98684
Washington State’s Developmental Disability Administration assists all residents with developmental disabilities to have the opportunity to achieve full, active, integrated, and productive lives. They provide Case Management for Clark County’s Developmental Disability Program, including Supportive Employment opportunities.
Location: 907 Harney St., Suite 200, Vancouver, WA 98660
Services for Job Seekers
Finding and keeping a job can be a difficult process, and Goldman & Associates seeks to make the process as easy as possible by being your advocate with employers. We offer a variety of services and solutions based upon where you are in the employment process.
Applying for Jobs
Looking for a job is difficult, and finding the right fit for your needs is important. We are here to help by:
- Building a resume that looks professional and addresses potential employer needs.
- Identifying employment opportunities that fit your interests and needs.
- Working with employers to create jobs that utilize your abilities.
Job Training & Orientation
Before you start a job, we want to make sure you have the skills to succeed. During the training process we focus on:
- Understanding the job duties, in a way that best fits your learning style and needs.
- Identifying and building solutions for any tools or technology that may help with your duties.
- Training supervisors, coworkers, and support network on how to best assist you in the workplace.
Once you have a job, we work with you during the transition process to make sure the new role feels comfortable. We focus on:
- Serving as an advocate for needs.
- Building working relationships with your new coworkers and supervisors.
- Providing extended training for new tasks, as required.
Depending on needs, as determined by Clark County Community Services, ongoing support may be available. In regular, brief visits we might assist you with:
- Fine-tuning your workplace skills.
- Maintaining workplace focus and keeping track of progress.
- Avoiding situations that could be dangerous.