Job Placement September 4, 2014
Our focus is upon person-centered job development and satisfaction. Our consumers tell us they are very satisfied with our services. We will help you find a job which matches your interests and experience. Together we will determine your background, interests, abilities, preferences, and resources. We will help you develop an employment plan in which you will assume as much responsibility as possible.
Some of the things we will help you with include developing an employment plan, preparing your resume, job lead development, i.e., locating and contacting prospective employers, writing employment applications and cover letters, go with you to the interview if asked, find transportation, assist in obtaining a physical, TB or other tests, other as required by the employer, identifying and negotiating accommodations including job carving and assistive technology, referring and coordinating with employment related services, e.g., the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth – Michigan Rehabilitation Services.
We have a 35-year history of job development for persons with developmental disabilities in Wayne County.
We are accredited by CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission, for Employment Services Coordination and for Job Development, Job-Site Training, and Job Supports in the Community Employment Services category.
We maintain a variety of contracted, supervised, community-based worksites affording opportunities for job trials, skills assessment, and ongoing employment in a group setting.
Our number one job is to find and create jobs for you.
We have helped to place hundreds of persons into community jobs. These persons are currently employed in retail, janitorial, food service, recycling, restaurants, hotels, animal care, retirement communities, child care, municipalities, assembly, non profits, and packaging.
We currently follow about 150 persons working in the community with employers that include Greenfield Village, Hyatt Regency, Kroger, Art Van Furniture, McDonalds, Meijer, Odyssey Electronics, Pizza Hut, Rite-Aid Pharmacy, Target, T.J, Maxx, V.A. Hospital, Fox Run, Henry Ford Village, and many more.
We will provide you with information about the effects your earnings will have upon entitlements, i.e., SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, including a referral to WIPA, the Work Planning Incentives Planning and Assistance program.
Our experienced job coaches provide you with on site training and help in developing onsite relationships with people at your worksite. We have developed working relationships with our Michigan Works! offices, developing resumes, participating in training, and posting resumes on the Michigan Talent Bank.
Our longstanding working relationship with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth – Michigan Rehabilitation Services will help to insure that you receive the best possible services available.