What We Do
The primary purpose of Goodwill's Referral Based Programs is to assist individuals in obtaining and maintain competitive employment. Often, the path to a job is made easier by participating in other program services designed to improve and maintain employability. While participation in a service cannot guarantee employment, commitment from the participant to do his/her best and accepting guidance from the Mission Services staff can be an asset in finding and keeping a job.
Our programs and services are individualized for each participant’s needs. Our participants work one on one with a job developer and or a job coach. The length of time in a program and the frequency of meetings vary with each program. This is often determined by the referral source.
Job Readiness Training
This range of services prepares participants for job searching and employment. Participants are unemployed or underemployed and need assistance in developing the skills needed to find and maintain employment. Job readiness provides training to learn or improve upon basic job seeking skills, to understand employer expectations, and to learn life skills needed to move toward self-sufficiency.
This training program takes place in either a community or facility based setting that assists the Consumer in acquiring or improving work skills, work behaviors, work tolerance, inter-personal skills, and work ethics.
This service provides one-on-one instruction to help Consumers learn job task and adjust to the work environment.
Job Seeking Skills Training
This service prepares a Consumer to apply, interview, and secure a job. Service may be individualized or follow a standardized curriculum. A Job Developer will work with Consumer to develop resumes and cover letters, teach the Consumer interviewing skills and assist in developing strategies to discuss potentially challenging issues such as legal history or need for accommodations.
Through this service the Job Developer contacts employers and identifies potential job leads. The first month report includes a placement plan consistent with the job goal. The placement plan will outline job search methods and each party’s responsibilities. The Job Developer and Consumer will have weekly contact during the service to share job leads and provide updates.
This service provides periodic contacts between the agency staff, Consumer, and Employer after the Job Coach has exited to ensure that the job match remains successful.