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Job Foundation (JF) - 4-year Pilot Project
Job Foundation engages, connects, and plans earlier for students in their second to last year of school through discovery and the completion of the Job Foundation report that includes actionable next steps for employment.
This is made possible through a partnership between school districts, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), County Developmental Disabilities, Employment Providers, and others.
This program serves DDA eligible clients, age 19-20 years old (2nd year in a high school transition program), that are enrolled in high school within a county that is participating in Job Foundation.
- Job Foundation Report - Eligible students will connect with DDA contracted employment providers, with the support of their teacher, to discover skills, abilities, interests, and support needs at an earlier age, increasing their chances of leaving school with a job.
- Expertise and Supports - Participants will have access to employment experts and supports, such as assistive technology, or technical assistance, to help create improved job outcomes for people with higher support needs.
- Partnerships that Increase Results - Improved coordination between a variety of partners maximizes the specialties of each partner and provides continuity across service systems as the student prepares to exit school.
- Snohomish County Job Foundation Application - Online Application and Consent - English or Spanish.
- Job Foundation Handout (PDF)
- Employment Provider List (PDF)
- Employment Agency Question & Answers in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)
- List of Interview Questions that are Helpful when Interviewing Employment Providers in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF)