Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. Continues to offer individuals with disabilities employment support in the following areas:
Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. offers tailored, individualized job development services to each of its participants. These services include meeting with the participants and family and/or care provider, and anyone else the participants looks to as a necessary support in developing their vocational goals. Rios' Staff then compiles this information which will enable the employment specialist to clearly understand the participant's employment goals and expected outcomes. Rios' Staff then creates an employment plan for the participant, while considering their vocational goals, potential accommodations, desired job location, work environment and hours.
In summary, Rios offers individualized program services in: skills assessment, job development, job placement, job training, person-centered planning, and the development of corresponding natural supports and networks in the workplace.
Once a participant is placed in a position, Rios' Staff offers support to both the participant and employer if needed. A job coach will assist the participant with learning and understanding their required job duties and responsibilities using a variety of methods while determining if there are any accommodations needed. The job coach will also strive to ensure the employer provides a safe work environment for the participant with consistent natural supports. Ultimately, Rios will work with the participant so their work experience is positive.
Our focus and commitment is to provide person-centered planning, to include every person of importance in your life; as well as, assist you with identifying areas if interest and goals towards personalized community integration and relationship-building in your desired setting. Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. Believes choice is paramount in everyone's lives and developing the tools to meet those personal choices and goals is what Rios can provide you.
Supported Employment Site:
Rios Employment & Consulting Services, Inc. is proud to announce that through its 21-year partnership with the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, we have developed two supported employment sites. At these sites, our participants work together as a unit, under the daily supervision of a Rios' Employment Specialist. Our first site, located at the Emerald Queen Casino I-5 location in Puyallup, was implemented in 2006, and proved to be so successful that a second site was recently created. In January 2008, Rios implemented a second site at the Emerald Queen Hotel Casino in Fife, which has also experienced great success. Both sites enable participants to work twenty (20) hours per week, Monday through Friday, as facilities' staff. We are proud of our participants working at the group employment sites, who are considered valuable assets to the Emerald Queen Casino staff. Each of these participants earn well above minimum wage and earn other benefits as well.