Employment Services

Do you have a disability and want to work? REACH can help.

REACH believes that everyone—including individuals with disabilities—can benefit from employment. Your REACH Employment Specialist will work with you one-on-one, to find the right job for your talents, abilities and interests.

Finding a job can be exciting—and challenging. REACH provides all the training and support you need to overcome the obstacles so you can be successful in your new job.

We’ll help you:

  • Find a job that matches your talents and interests
  • Get to know your employer
  • Meet your coworkers
  • Understand the workplace culture
  • Learn your job duties in a way that makes sense to you
  • Feel comfortable and succeed in your position

Your Employment Specialist is focused on one thing: helping you succeed in your job. He or she will be available every step of the way: checking in regularly, visiting you at your job site, and helping you to learn new tasks or resolve problems that may come up.

  1. Discovery – Meet your Employment Specialist, who will help you:
    • Identify your needs, abilities and interests
    • Discover your skills through a variety of tasks
    • Explore your interests through volunteer opportunities, job tours or job shadowing
    • Work with you to prepare your resume or employment applications and develop job interview skills
  2. Job Development – Your Employment Specialist:
    • Partners with local businesses to match a job to your skills, interests and goals
    • Brings you and the employer together for an interview
    • Helps you to decide whether to accept or reject the employment offer and negotiate the hours you work and how much you are paid.
  3. Training and Support –
    • While you work on mastering your new job, we provide on-the-job training and support for you, your co-workers and your circle of support.
  4. Job Retention – Your Employment Specialist will:
    • Support you through job coaching
    • Advocate for you through any problems with your employer
    • Check in as needed to ensure continued success
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