"We do whatever it takes!"
Community Counseling Center's vocational services help individuals with disabilities find and keep gainful employment. The largest disability group served are behavioral health consumers; however, we also serve the blind or visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing, physically disabled and developmentally disabled.
What types of Vocational Services are provided?
Services vary depending on the client's needs. In the past, we have helped individuals develop basic to professional job skills with behavioral health issues needing only after work support. Services are delivered based on need and include, but are not limited to, Pre-Vocational Training, Job Development and Job Coaching.
This includes: job matching, planning for needed accommodations, applications, how to job search, dealing with stress, work relationships, impact of income on PDW/SSA benefits, transportation issues, transitional employment (temporary employment to gauge reliability, interest, etc.)
This includes: leads, job center orientation, resume/cover letters development, disability rights, our staff will market clients with employers, offer tax incentives to employers, educate employers on the Adults with Disabilities Act (ADA), offer sensitivity training to co-workers.
This includes: accompanying the candidate to the work site, providing job training, checklists and task analysis, negotiating accommodations, providing support, fading from the worksite when a client is able to work independently instead of on-site support, before or after work, to reduce stigma.
18 years of age or older and have a disability
How do clients get started?
A client wanting to start work or re-enter the job force after a gap (no matter how long) must start the process by calling OVR. An initial interview leads to psychological testing, vocational and occupational assessments and a referral.
A client may simply call vocational services, Employment Resource Specialists, and they will aid the client from the beginning. Contact us at 724-981-7471.
Employment Resource Specialists (ERS)
"We guarantee our employees will work successfully with your company."
ERS is an employment placement service that offers many benefits to both the potential employer and potential employee.
ERS will help you find the best possible person suited to your specific employment requirements. ERS will also provide on the job training for each individual we assist in placing with your company.