The goal of
Employment/Vocational Services is to help you find a job. You'll learn to
communicate your positive attributes to employers and receive support while job
searching. Most importantly, you and the Vocational Team will work
together to make sure you are ready for your first day of employment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How long does it take to find a job?
varies depending on the labor market you are interested in. The more active
you are in your search, the faster a job can be found.
Q. How will I get to work?
A. You and your Employment Specialist will work together to solve
utilizing CARTS, natural
supports and community supports. .
Q. How long does job coaching last?
A. The job coaching process varies to meet your needs and the needs of
Q. Can I still receive my SSDI/SSI check while I am working?
A. Our Benefits Specialist will help you answer that question by
explaining work incentives offered by the SSA.
Job Placement Services are
designed to assist people with barriers to competitive employment to choose,
obtain and keep jobs that reflect their interests, abilities and needs.
We advocate the place/train model which is a rapid placement approach.
This approach helps maintain high levels of motivation during the search
Job Coaching is a training
partnership between job seeker, employer, and Employment Specialist that
begins at the start of employment. Employee and coach will
individualize the training. The coach will help provide the type of
support or training that is needed for the employee to succeed on the job.
Benefits Counseling is a tool to help
individuals who are apprehensive about working and keeping their benefits.
Our Benefits Specialist provides services for individuals receiving SSDI, SSI, and other assistance, who are concerned
about the impact of work on their benefits. A report is developed and
reviewed with the employee stating how working will impact their benefits.
The Benefits Specialist or Employment Specialist will also be glad to assist
in reporting their earnings to benefit agencies.
Community Based Situational Assessment:
The Community Based Situational
Assessment program option is available for individuals needing the
combination of work exposure and formal assessment to identify the
employment goals and barriers. The CBSA is a time limited work
experience involving paid employment at an integrated, community employment
site with the assistance of a Job Coach. The job seeker works an
average of 20 hours a week for up to 4 weeks.
Job Shadowing is for people with
limited work experience. The intent of job shadowing is to provide the
job seeker with an understanding regarding the importance of the position
and its role within the organization and ultimately to help the individual
make an informed choice concerning employment.
Services Program also provides complete follow up, which assists the employee
and the employer in maintaining a satisfactory relationship.
For More information on any of these services, please
330-424-9573, Ext. 349