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Easterseals Workforce Development Services

Employment provides the opportunity to participate as a member of a community. Easterseals workforce development services help people with disabilities learn skills to successfully enter the workforce, or to return to work after an illness or injury. Not only do employees benefit from the satisfaction of having a job, but businesses also gain from their contributions. Easterseals offers a variety of services designed to assist you in finding and keeping a job. Easterseals can assist you with career exploration, learning how to conduct your own job search, job placement assistance, or job coaching in an actual job. The employment services you require will be determined by your individual preference and needs. The following is a brief explanation of some of the Workforce Development Services available through Easterseals.

Employment Planning

Employment planning services help job seekers with career exploration and development, information about employment opportunities within a community and the skills; education and training needed to meet individual employment goals.

Job Placement Competitive Employment

Easterseals Job Placement Competitive Employment services help people find and keep employment consistent with their employment goals. Vocational counseling, job seeking skills, adaptive needs assessment, case management services, and job development are just some examples of the menu of services that might be used to assist you to find a job.

School-to-Work Transition Services

Easterseals' School-to-Work Transition Services assist youth with disabilities in their transition from school to the workplace through a range of employment and education-based services, including academic preparation, social, life and job skills training, job exploration and development, employment coaching and placement.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

Easterseals Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a job training and placement program that matches quality older workers with employers who value what they have to offer.

Supported Employment

Easterseals Supported Employment services are designed to help individuals secure and be trained in jobs they choose while assisting employers strengthen workforce diversity. Both the job seeker and the employer receive the assistance of an Easterseals job coach to provide support during the initial training period. The job coach remains available to both the persons with a disability and the employer for assistance if issues or concerns arise.

Who Might Access These Services?

Persons who have established employment goals and a clear picture of the type of work that they would like to secure would want to access employment services. The Easterseals staff person along with the consumer and their support network would determine the type of service they need. There are many options for approaching employment and Easterseals will help you select the one that will best meet your individual circumstances.  

Easterseals can help you determine what might work for you in reaching your employment goals. Contact Easterseals to learn more about Easterseals Workforce Development services in your area.

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