Our mission is to work cooperatively with job seekers, employers, and community resources to develop successful job opportunities and provide the supports needed to train and maintain positive long- term employment.
Who we are
Goldman & Associates Inc has successfully worked with local businesses over the last 30 years to developed more than 700 jobs in Portland and Southwest Washington. We have Vocational Coaches and Trainers that specialize in producing a successful Supported Employment experience. We apply professional standards to our services and develop each individual’s skills and attributes to become an independent employee. Our services include vocational assessment, employment preparation, job placement and retention, onsite training, and post-employment services. These services are provided at no cost to the employer.
Supported employment is defined as paid employment for persons with developmental disabilities. Support is provided to the employee, employer, and co–workers through on the job training by a Goldman and Associates staff member. After an initial training period, during which the employee learns how to perform their job tasks without assistance, our staff provides on-going assistance to help the employee and the employer ensure long term success. These no cost services provide considerable benefits to the employee and employer by providing employment opportunities, employer incentives, and assists in the development of a diverse and productive workforce.
Our staff are able to assist with training for integration into the work environment, through support from Clark County’s Developmental Disability Services. After the training period, Goldman & Associates will stay involved through continuous communication with the employee, their family, and employer.
Work Performance Enhancements:
Our staff actively evaluate enhancements that can appeal to the employee and employer, such as a Picture Task Book, Task Check-Off List, and Technology Assistance. These reference tools will allow employees to trouble-shoot on their own, to build independence and increase confidence.
- Goldman and Associates utilizes a model for Supportive Employment derived from a 1983 partnership between the Oregon Hospitality Association, the Chef de Cuisine Society, and Hot Food Inc to place over 40 individuals into hospitality jobs.
- In 1990, the Red Lion was the first local Lodging Establishment to partner with Goldman and Associates by hiring a young woman. She went on to retire after 23 years on the job.
- In 2002, The Heathman Lodge hired a gentleman who has been working there ever since. The property now has two hired successful employees through our program, that serve in two departments.
Please call or email to learn more, as we look forward to learning about opportunities to expand your capabilities as a potential employee or employer.
Contact Goldman & Associates, Inc. at:
Office Phone: 360-735-8336
Norm@goldmaninc.com Norm Goldman CEO
Jenee@goldmaninc.com Jenee Ziegenfuss Operations Manager