Job Opportunities for Clients
Our Clients—Columbia Industries operates with courage, integrity and character to support persons with disabilities and life barriers.
A client is a person with “unique abilities” learning valuable work skills.
Columbia Industries receives referrals from the Division of Development Disabilities (DDD) for our on-site client positions. Clients at Columbia Industries receive training in various industry sectors. Examples of training includes small assembly/production work, janitorial and grounds maintenance, and retail sales/stocking. Client applications are available at our Administration office for temporary, short-term positions that may come about due to a special project. An applicant pool is kept for people not eligible for DDD services.
Off-Site, Positions in the Community
The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) refers individuals for our job placement and community based assessment services. For information regarding DVR services please click on the DVR link above.
DVR wishes to thank Columbia Industries for their high quality and innovative services. We value their partnership as we continue to work together to help people with disabilities enrich their lives through employment. You can find more about DVR at www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr.
Teachers wanting to refer students for program services, please click here for the SPI Referral Form.
Job Opportunities for Staff
CI Community Center Aide
This position will assist with daily operations in the CI Community Center. This person will provide support for the Center members in the form of assisting with classes, oversight of recreational activities both in the Center and in the community. This position requires that the person be willing to invest in the enrichment of people’s lives through training, recreation and community involvement. This exciting career opportunity is for an individual that enjoys working with person’s with disabilities.
Employment Consultant - CI Employment Services
Under the direction of the CIES Community Employment Manager, develops worksites, pursues job leads with employers, and provides training and job coaching to persons with disabilities. Works with the Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities. Maintains ongoing documentation to include program notes, data and report writing. Creates and maintains schedules and coordinates meetings with clients, employers, funding sources and families. s.
Under the direction of the Client Services Director, Columbia Industries is looking for an enthusiastic video production part-time employee to join our nonprofit client services team. The main focus of this position will be creating video resumes, vignettes, success stories and educational videos for the population we serve. The individual will be involved in all aspects of video production including: production set-up, camera work, editing, and content distribution.
CI Shred Operations Lead
Provides outstanding customer service to all shred accounts. Develops new business opportunities wherever possible. Maintains all shred equipment with focus on safety at all times. The lead is also responsible for training of employees, assisting with routing and dispatch and strong focus on sales and business development.