Kitsap county agency Services
Adult Employment services
Individual Supported Employment Services (IE) are a part of an individual’s pathway to employment and are tailored to individual needs, interests, abilities, and promote career development. These are individualized services necessary to help persons with developmental disabilities obtain and continue integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage in the general workforce. These services may include intake, discovery, assessment, job preparation job marketing, job supports, record keeping and support to maintain a job.
Kitsap County contracts with the seven following agencies to provide IE Services: Able Opportunities, Cares of Washington, Easter Seals Washington, Holly Ridge Center, Peninsula Services, Trillium and Vadis.
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Meet some of our customers receiving services…
Crystal is so excited to finally be back at work at a new job after almost a year of being unemployed!
Corey Becomes a Leader Hops N Drops.
Kaitlin working as the audio and video production specialist. Usually, Kaitlin will take already sorted material and put them on the shelf. Today she is checking the merchandise before she puts it out and she is rocking it!
Hear from our Local Employers:
“Adison is a vital and valued member of the DDA Kitsap FSO team. His day to day work directly impacts and supports case resource managers to ensure quality services and outcomes occur for the clients and families we serve across Kitsap County.”
Anthony Robinson, Kitsap Department of Developmental Disabilities Administration
“ …I am so fortunate to have Adam work in our library. His help enables me to work on lesson planning, finding materials for teachers, and developing our collection and maker space. I don’t want to imagine our library without him.”
Adessa Shields, East Port Orchard Elementary School
“…Daniele knows every person in this building by name, and I see all staff stopping to engage her in conversation when they see her. Staff always comment on how much she brightens their days and that they look forward to seeing her.”
Keri Sieckowski, Kitsap County HR Manager
“…He knows what needs to get done and is on a mission to get it finished. I wish all my employees were as focused as Nick.”
Angela, Wheaton Way Walgreens
Kitsap county Adult Employment services by The numbers
Adult Employment Services result in earned wages, independence, and community contribution. Local businesses all over Kitsap County support inclusive workforces and hired individuals with disabilities. Data from January 2021 through January 2022 indicate:
Adults receiving employment services (Monthly average)
Million Dollars Earned
Job Seekers Employed
Local Businesses where People are Working
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