Employment Resources for Adult Services Providers
Successful job development is often a complex set of strategies that requires skill and commitment on the part of the individual seeking a job, their support staff and members of their team. Successful job developers use person-centered career planning to get to know their job seekers. They are knowledgeable about community resources and are also adept at recognizing and utilizing personal networks. Customized Employment is a job development process that is a flexible blend of strategies, services and supports designed to increase employment options for job seekers with more complex needs. Customized Employment is the voluntary negotiation of a personalized employment relationship between an individual and an employer that fulfills the business needs of the employer. This approach may include job carving, job creation, job sharing, self-employment and other types of entrepreneurial approaches. Customized employment gives an advantage to the job seeker since that person will drive the employment process and uniquely fit a job position that meets their individual needs and interests.
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Training Opportunities and Upcoming Events:
DDS and Federal Updates
- Customized Employment:
- Making Networking Easier for Job Seekers
- Practical Solutions for Employment Success
- Office of Disability Employment Policy Tool Kit: Collection of resources for providers, individuals and families, employers and policy makers: http://www.dol.gov/odep/ietoolkit/
- Fact Sheet: Ways to Recognize and Celebrate job Success (PDF, 40 KB)
- Connect-Ability: An on-line resource to bring together Connecticut’s employers and people with disabilities. Topics include Model Employer Program, CTWorks Assistive Technology Models, CT Tech Act Project, Transportation, Smart Guide, Data base of Community Rehabilitation providers etc.
- When Existing Jobs Don't Fit: a Guide to Job Creation
Career Planning is an active ongoing process that includes a variety of activities to help an individual match their abilities, interests, values and personality with demands of the real world of work. This process includes activities designed to help outline an employment action plan and job goals. Career planning is a part of the comprehensive Individual Planning process.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
Sub Minimum Wage Program:
Supported Self Employment and Small Business Development: