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Employment Programs at Goodwill

People who qualify for DVR/DDA/IDVR and Medicaid Supported Employment can get help finding and keeping a job. Depending on which program you qualify for, we may be able to help in many ways.


DVR (Washington)
IDVR (Idaho) and the Medicaid Supported Employment Program (WA & ID)

DDA (Washington)

We can help you:

  • Find a job and keep a job
  • Get on-the-job skills and training
  • Get help on the job
  • Get work experience
  • Get Independent Living Services

We can help you:

  • Find a job and keep a job
  • Get on-the-job skills and training
  • Get help on the job
  • Get work experience

We can help you:

  • Improve your work skills
  • Practice for interviews
  • Find a job and keep a job
  • Create a video résumé to show what you can do
  • Help you with trainings, certifications, or classes to achieve your job goal
  • Get help on the job
  • Transition from school to work (18 to 21 year olds only) 
Find a Job and Keep a Job (DVR/DDA)

Goodwill staff can help you explore different kinds of jobs and find job openings that may be  good matches. Then we can help you make a résumé, practice interview skills, and complete  job applications. Staff may take part in interviews with you as needed. Sometimes staff  help with on-the-job training to help you master job skills and processes, learn how to problem-solve, and develop other skills that will help you succeed and keep your job.

On-the-Job Skills and Training (DVR/IDVR)


Goodwill places people for assessment and training at our Goodwill retail facilities throughout eastern Washington and north Idaho. You will work for a short time at one of our Goodwill facilities while our assessment staff evaluate your readiness to work and ability to perform tasks in one or more specific jobs.

Get Help on the Job (DVR/DDA)

Sometimes people need a little extra support when they are learning a job. Goodwill’s supported employment program helps you be successful at your job in the community. Participants in this program work at different companies in the community. A Goodwill job coach may work alongside you while you learn and become confident in your job duties. The goal is to help you keep your job by learning to work well with others and meet work expectations.

Support may include help with:

  • Learning about the new workplace
  • Communicating with your coworkers
  • Problem solving with supervisors and co-workers
  • Understanding your paychecks
  • Figuring out how to order your workday and the tasks that need to get done in a shift.

Where is this help available?


DVR and DDA

Medicaid Supported Employment Program (WA & ID)

IDVR
  • Spokane
  • Moses Lake
  • Colville
  • Pullman
  • Clarkston
  • Spokane
  • Moses Lake
  • Colville
  • Pullman
  • Clarkston
  • Ponderay
  • Post Falls
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Moscow
  • Lewiston
  • Ponderay
  • Post Falls
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Moscow
  • Lewiston

How do I get this help?

DVR, DDA, and IDVR: Ask your DVR, DDA, or IDVR counselor for a referral to Goodwill.

Medicaid: In Washington, go to the Department of Social and Health Services for a referral to Goodwill. In Idaho, go to the Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) for a referral to Goodwill.

Who can get this help?

People who qualify for DVR, DDA, IDVR, or Medicaid are eligible for this help from Goodwill.

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