CentrePoint Support Living – Supported Employment Program offers a wide variety of services that are tailored to fit individual employment and community inclusion goals of adults with developmental and other disabilities. Work programs focus on skill acquisition, job search and retention. The focus of community participation is volunteer work and involvement in other valued aspects of community life.
Individual Employment Program:
The Individual Employment program provides support and training to adults with developmental disabilities or any other disabilities to obtain and maintain employment in the competitive labor force.
These services are provided to our individuals on an individualized basis and vary depending on their need for support. Job Placement Assistance matches individuals with their employment goals. CentrePoint’s on-site job coaching ensures that outside employment requirements are met. CentrerPoint’s continued guided support structure ensures both the potential employee and employer maintain satisfaction and ultimate success.
Job Coaching and Supported Employment:
Makes it possible for people with varying levels of disabilities to become active, wage-earning members of the workforce by generating positive employment opportunities and providing on and off site support, so that they may be successful in the workplace. This assistance, whether intensive or transitional, may include a job coach that can help the individual choose, secure and retain a job.
Job Coaching for people with disabilities and Supported Employment services can include:
• Clarification of career goals
• Assistance with completing job applications,interviews,benealts packages
• Prepckagearing a resume and helping to develop, obtain and maintain a job
• Community transit travel training
• Job site training and advocacy
• Intensive training on specific work tasks
• Developing effective communication and proper workplace behavior/dress
• Acting as a liaison between work supervisors and co-workers
• On and off-site support available
Assistance may be provided for a few days or as long as eighteen months. On-going support may be provided, as needed.