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Community based vocational services that offer youth with diverse abilities and other barriers to employment a successful transition from school to work.

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Service Options

  • Pre-employment skills training
  • Career exploration
  • Company tours
  • Job shadows
  • Business mentorship
  • Work experiences/internships
  • Job development
  • Benefit analysis
  • Job coaching

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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based approach to supported employment for people who have a severe mental illness. IPS supports people in their efforts to achieve steady employment in mainstream competitive jobs.

Opportunities, Inc. employment specialists will work with the individual to learn about his or her goals and come up with a plan together. They are trained to provide individuals with support, coaching, resume development, interview training, and on-the-job support.

Comprehensive training and employment program that provides support and work skills training for people regardless of ability or circumstance to gain employment and independence. Through OI Works, a person can receive a wide array of services that positively enhance progress towards a successful career.

Key collaborations are developing with local organizations, such as Community Action Coalition, St. Vincent de Paul, Jefferson County Human Services and others, to engage those individuals who may have given up on finding a job, but just need a second chance at success. The OI Works program has two value added components that are unique to its design, and key to its success:

  1. Opportunities, Inc.'s state of the art training facilities where motivated job seekers who need to expand work history, and stamina, can develop and advance their skills in a supportive environment.
  2. Participants may qualify for temporary housing through the Home Opportunities program, another agency sponsored service that offers the participants rent assistance and clean, safe living arrangements while saving funds and gaining a housing reference.

 

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Community based vocational services that offer youth with disabilities and other barriers to employment a successful transition from school to work.

Prepare and Explore

  • Application/Resume Development
  • Interview Training
  • Career Exploration
  • Work Experience
  • Classroom Training

Service Options

  • Individualized Employment Plan
  • Job Development
  • Job Coaching/Case Management
  • Disability Awareness Training

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