Individual Employment Program

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About this Program

Our program is a statewide leader in providing employment services to adults with disabilities. Our goal is to give you the support you need to be an independent, contributing member in your community. Through the Individual Employment Program, our experienced staff work with you to identify your goals, search for opportunities that are in line with your skills and needs, provide on-the-job training once hired, and assist you with questions, opportunities, and other needs long term.

Our Individual Employment Services include:

  • Long-Term Training Services
  • Short-Term Training Services
  • Community Based Assessments
  • Job Placement Services
  • Independent Living Services
  • Intensive Training/Job Retention Services

Discovery Services Supported Employment is a model of employment that provides people who experience disabilities with the ongoing support to be successful in a competitive work environment.  We build strong relationships and partner with the businesses within our communities to achieve this goal. This service supports people in all aspects of employment from discovering their skills, abilities, and interests to successful job match and ongoing long-term support.  We pride ourselves in finding competitive integrated employment.

  • Intake: We gather general information and determine next steps.  Our first meeting is an opportunity for our clients to meet staff ask questions and share information.
  • Discovery: Morningside’s Career Consultants help individuals discover their work interests, skills, and abilities. Individuals will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will prepare them for employment. 
  • Job Development: Morningside’s development team partners with local business to achieve our client’s employment goals and aspirations.    
  • Training: Morningside provides job skill training and support to enable a client to achieve successful on the job performance.
  • Long Term Supports: Morningside Career Consultants provide on the job training supports, problem solving, regular check ins and support to communicate with your supervisor and coworkers.  Our Career Consultants support clients to advocate for supports and accommodations in the workplace.  

Services offered in this program:

Learn more about the services offered in this program. Click on a service below to learn more.

Job Coaching

Job coaching is a personalized service that provides the necessary support for an individual to be successful in the workplace.

Community Based Assessments

We determine person-centered goals & identify work related interests and skills. Some activities may include: trying out different types of jobs, getting to know preferences, determining transportation, job site tours, participating in informational interviews, and more.


Discover your interests, skills, and abilities. Help you identify, build and develop. We determine person-centered goals & identify work related interests and skills. Some activities may include: trying out different types of jobs, getting to know preferences, determining transportation, job site tours, participating in informational interviews, and more.

Intensive Training & Job Retention Coaching

Intensive Training and Job Retention Coaching are available for adults that have a placement plan through DVR and a contract to find a job. Morningside will partner with you to build your intensive training plan, learn the skills to be successful at your job and ultimately gain independence. Think of it as a launching pad to help you succeed!

While DVR supports short term training, we also partner with DDA to support ongoing development and long term planning to help you stay happy and fulfilled in your chosen profession.

Independent Living Services

Independent living services help you learn how to manage barriers related to a disability that get in the way of work. Independent living services may include:some text

  • Skills to live independently, such as following a schedule, managing a daily routine, and time management
  • Money management skills
  • Learning how to get around in the community using public transportation
Job Placement

Our Business Developers start off with a meet and greet. This meeting takes around 45 minutes and it’s a chance for the client and developer to really get to know each other. Job takeaways are environment, location, size of business, sounds, etc. We talk about transportation, clothing for interviews, tasks that they would like to do and tasks they will not do. We try to know as much as we can so when in the community we are targeting the right businesses. When we feel a business meets most if not all the desired points we will take the client on a tour of the business, make introductions and if all goes well an interview. It’s very important that we make a good match for client and business. 

Short-Term Training Services

Morningside works with each client and the employer  on an individual basis to provide the necessary training when a client starts a new job or receives new job tasks on a current job.  These  services usually take place over a 60-90 day period.

Program Staff

Adam Cline
Regional Manager
Steve Hughes
Regional Manager
Bobbie Jo Sweet
Regional Manager

Locations offering this Program:

Click a participating location below to view a full list of program offerings and to learn more. Please contact your preferred location to speak with staff to determine if our program is right for you.

Clallam County

113 S. Valley St. Port Angeles, WA 98362


(360) 452-7919

Grays Harbor County

110 West Market St. Suite 203 Aberdeen, WA 98520


(360) 533-8820

Lewis County

605 W Main Street, Suite 4 Centralia, WA 98531


(360) 807-2100

Pierce County

1601 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98405


(253) 301-0502

Thurston/Mason Counties

809 Legion Way SE Olympia, WA 98501


(360) 943-0512

“Everyone deserves a chance. Everyone can do something. An employer can match a job that their business needs to fit the strength of the person with a disability.”

- Erica Nation, Pita Pit

“Looking past the disability and seeing the person that they really are is the biggest thing.”

- Thomas Black, Warehouse Demo Services

“Felix is awesome. He is a huge help to us. He does everything that is asked of him and he is a good guy.”

Hany Mosad, Manager of the Federal Way Jack in the Box