The goal of our Supported Employment Program is to ensure the success of a client's job position, as well as positive working partnerships with community employers. A client may receive on-the-job coaching sessions, and our employment specialist may go to the job site to talk with the employer to make accommodations for job performance improvement.
We have developed relationships with more than 30 employers in the community to facilitate job placement and with approximately 20 nonprofit organizations offering volunteer opportunities. We are not just filling available slots with current clients. We continually develop new employer relationships to match the unique skills and interests of our current clients.
Clients entering the program receive an initial assessment to determine their skill level and career or educational interests. Then, through classes, computer training and one-on-one sessions, clients get help learning job skills and building their portfolio to begin moving forward. After several months of successful Supported Employment, many clients move on to more challenging or specialized jobs in the community.