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.

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  • 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.

  • Work Adjustment

    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.

  • Job Coaching

    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.

  • Job Development

    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.

  • Retention

    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.

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If you are interested in services the first step is to complete an application. Follow the link below for more information.
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Summer Youth Program

The summer employment program offers the opportunity for youth to develop a work history and have a current reference from an employer. Goodwill is responsible for placing the youth at job-sites, as well as providing training, job coaching and mentoring. Tailored to assist students with the beginning fundamentals needed for seeking and maintaining employment.

Program Topics

  • Barriers to Employment
  • The Job Search
  • Filling out Job Applications
  • Creating Resumes
  • Interview Skills
  • Soft Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Resolution