WorkFirst is dedicated to providing one-on-one, customized services for people with disabilities interested in entering, or re-entering the workforce.
WorkFirst discovers each person's unique talents, interests, goals and abilities, supporting each job seeker to find work that is meaningful, productive, financially rewarding and life affirming. WorkFirst helps people build robust lives through increased economic self-sufficiency.
Easterseals WorkFirst is CARF accredited. CARF is an independent nonprofit focused on advancing the quality of health and human services. CARF accredits organizations worldwide so that people can better identify organizations offering high-quality services, such as Easterseals Southern California.
Customized Employment is a service that pairs each job seeker--typically referred by local Regional Centers and the Department of Rehabilitation--with a vocational specialist who supports him or her in securing work that meets their ideal employment conditions. This process includes:
Direct Placement is a service that supports job seekers--typically referred by the Department of Rehabilitation--in securing work that meets their career goals by:
NextPath is a 1-to-1 customized service that supports individuals--typically referred by the Department of Rehabilitation--who have committed non-violent offenses in obtaining jobs by:
To assure a smooth transition into the employment setting for the the employee and employer, Easterseals WorkFirst will provide intermittent on-the-job support as needed for jobs we develop.
Schedule: WorkFirst Associates have flexible schedules, generally working Monday – Friday during typical business hours, but have flexibility to work evenings and weekends. This is determined by the type of job and work schedule desired and needed by the individuals we serve.
Setting: Services are provided within the local business communities of the individuals we support.
Funding and Referral Sources: WorkFirst currently works with the California Department of Rehabilitation and the following Regional Centers:
Fees: Typically services are funded through the agencies listed above, and there is no fee to the individual
Service Providers: All services are provided directly, however referrals to outside agencies, or generic community resources are provided as needed.
For more information about WorkFirst or Veteran Employment & Transition Services (VETS) call us or submit a form.
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