Creating Supported Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Staff will assist the individual in the transition their new competitive, integrated employment position. This will include supports for onboarding, training, development of natural supports on the job site, and putting needed accommodations in place.
Individuals will work with a certified Job Coach to learn to perform job tasks to the employer’s specifications, and to learn the interpersonal skills necessary to be successful on the job. They will be supported in cultivating natural supports on their job site, and learn appropriate professional boundaries. The Job Coach will support the individual until they reach successful employment status.
A Work Strategy Assessment will be conducted by an ACRE-certified specialist in an integrated setting. Staff will conduct the assessment in a setting with the individual’s needs, and informed choices in mind. The assessments will include reports of the individual’s strengths, needed supports, accommodations that may need to be put in place, as well as job goals.
Building a strong resume’ that will showcase the individual’s strengths, as well as neighborhood mapping, filling out applications, mock interviews, working with employers to set up nontraditional interviews, supporting the individual in interviews, and follow up to applications submitted to employers.
Cierra Smith has demonstrated exceptional work skills and a positive impact in her workplace. Her commitment to her job at WinCo Foods is valued not only by her employer but by her staff as well. Her exemplary work ethic and positive attitude have made her stand out in the WinCo WInS program. Cierra’s supervisors and co-workers value her daily contributions to the success of their department, and see her making tremendous growth within the company.