Easterseals WorkFirst Transition Project
Easterseals Southern California WorkFirst is working with project partners to increase career planning, work pathways, job opportunities and employment outcomes for transition age youth in Orange County. Click on the links below to learn more.
ESSC WorkFirst is coordinating an integrated process for students ages 14-25, providing post-secondary, job exploration and career blueprints.
Customized employment is engaged as a key strategy towards assisting participants to acquire a career path and/or become employed.
This project includes resources and toolkits regarding higher education, career paths and financial literacy, targeting outreach and information sharing for participants, students and their families.
Agencies & Information
Find information on the various policies, programs and services for transition to adulthood, employment and career paths, independent living, advocacy and economic self-sufficiency.
Discover resources to assist with education and understanding of various financial areas including social security benefits, work incentives, how work impacts benefits, personal finance, saving, borrowing, planning for the future and investing.
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Planning Tools & Reading - Tools for education, practice and application of customized employment discovery, exploration, support and instruction to achieve employment outcomes.
The first in-person meeting will take place in January 2020 with project completion by the end of December 2020.
Demonstration project will end December 2020, however it is anticipated that sustainable funding streams will be in place by that time in order to build upon the work made possible through the Larry & Helen Hoag Foundation.
Partnership commitment includes establishment of individual Partner Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
- Project partners are asked to identify students to participate and be led through exploration.
- Students may be between the age of 14-25 residing in and/or attending school in Orange County.
- Project partners may be, but are not limited to schools, colleges, funders, provider agencies, resource centers, advocacy organizations, community collaborative, advisory committees, councils, networks or other groups.
- Each project partner identifies a representative Discovery Lead to be trained in Discovery, Career Exploration and Customized Employment.
- Partner Discovery Leads may be other student peers, teachers, professionals, family members, friends, natural supports, instructors or counselors.
- Each Project Partner Lead receives training, tools and resources (in person training, handbook, manual, on line mentorship).
- Project Partner Leads meet monthly with the ESSC WorkFirst project lead, through calendar year 2020.
- Face to face, phone, web-based conference meetings and consultation are provided and available throughout the project.
- Collaboration with Department of Rehabilitation, Griffin Hammis, Financial Literacy organizations, and the Regional Center of Orange County will result in ongoing information sharing, outreach and training to families and participants regarding benefits education. Project participant families will be required to attend at least one financial literacy consultation session prior to Project completion.
Participating Project Partners
Consultation & Support Partners
For additional information, resources or referral for financial literacy consultation, please contact Pamela Arturi, Director of Employment Services (WorkFirst) firstname.lastname@example.org (657) 220-7726