Employment Support

  • Community Transition Program

    Vocational Transition Specialist 
    Josh Levine: 503-956-4768
    Rachel Hermansen: 503-351-4929
    Trisha Rhoades: 971-279-7653

    DHS - Vocational Rehabilitation

    Central Portland Office
    3945 SE Powell Blvd
    Portland OR 97202-1721


    East Portland Office
    305 NE 102nd Ave Suite 200
    Portland OR 97220-4173


    North Portland Office
    4744 N. Interstate Ave. 
    Portland, OR 97217-3622

    State of Oregon Employment Offices


    Worksource Center                               
    7916 SE Foster Rd.


    North Portland
    30 N. Webster St. Suite E

    DHS - Employment First


    People with disabilities should have an opportunity to make an informed choice about employment: 

    • Explore community jobs
    • Connect with peers who are employed,
    • Plan for a career that meets their interests and skills,
    • Understand the impact of income on benefits; and
    • Know first-hand the many benefits of working in the community. 

    Everyone has something to contribute, and people are healthier, safer and happiest when they are engaged in meaningful work.

    Community Vision; Employment Connections


    Emily Rademacher
    503-292-4964 x115

    Community Vision believes that work is an opportunity to gain and build valuable experience and skills necessary to achieve financial stability and work within one’s community. A trained Employment Specialist will work with a job seeker each step of the way. We provide Discovery services, job development, as well as job coaching supports. All of our support is individualized to best meet the needs of the job seeker and their team.

    Goodwill Job Connection                                


    Goodwill Services
    1943 SE 6th Ave., Portland OR 97214

    Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (GICW) programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). We help people with developmental disabilities find a sense of community and purpose through vocational and social skills training. CARF accreditation ensures that:

    • Our programs and services actively involve clients in selecting, planning and using services
    • Our programs and services have met client-focused, state-of-the-art national standards of performance
    • Our organization is focused on assisting each client in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes

    Abilities at Work                                    


    134 SE 5th Ave., Ste. D, Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Abilities at Work believes strongly in the purpose, fulfillment and personal responsibility that comes with having a job and earning a paycheck. It is our mission to provide long-term meaningful, and paying, employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities in Oregon’s Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.. Since the organization was founded, we have served more than 200 individuals and partnered with more than 75 local businesses.

    United Cerebral Palsy


    Melissa Miller
    503-777-4166 x325 

    The employment department at UCP is called Employment Solutions. We assist qualified job seekers who experience a disability to connect with employers who value what they bring to the workplace. Our goal is to help them find, secure, and keep employment. All jobs are competitive and pay fair wages.