Kathleen Myers, Special Projects Coordinator, 509.625.6169
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:56 p.m.
Updated October 9, 2019
As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month the City of Spokane is offering two opportunities. In partnership with Rotary 21 and HireAbility Spokane, the City will be hosting a Partners for Work event on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at City Hall. This will be open to anyone in the community that is interested in learning about the program, participate in a panel discussion, and interact with potential employers and managers. The panel discussion will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Candidate interviews with local employers will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will focus on building awareness around the Supported Employment Program and also engage candidates seeking work in the Spokane community.
Secondly, the City of Spokane’s next Supported Employment Program recruitment window will open Monday, Sept. 30 and close Sunday, Nov. 3.
The Supported Employment Program is for individuals with disabilities seeking full time work, who have a physical or intellectual impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, and which would cause participating in a civil service examination impracticable and have a record of such impairment. The impairments must be material rather than slight; static and permanent in that they are seldom fully corrected by medical replacement, therapy, medication, or surgical means.
If you are eligible for the program you must submit proof of your disability, a certificate of job readiness and a completed application during the recruitment window. All eligible candidates will be placed in a candidate pool until an appropriate vacancy opens. Once a vacancy occurs, the candidate will be screened against the minimum qualifications for the position. A list of eligible Supported Employment Program candidates for the position will be compiled. Human Resources will then work with the hiring manager to screen, interview, and select the candidate who will best meet the needs of the department. Required program documents can be found on our Supported Employment Program webpage. We encourage those interested in full time employment to start this process now to assist with preparing for the recruitment window when it opens. Our application checklist may also be useful for those interested in full time employment with the City of Spokane.