Job developers locate and/or develop a job based upon a person’s interests, abilities and the current job market. Job-seeking skills, interviewing and resume preparation services are available from the staff. Jobs are developed to meet each person’s abilities and interests. Our services are tailored specifically to the particular job and individual.
Once a job is secured, Jawonio staff provides intensive job coaching services, on and off the job site, to assist in the transition period. Each individual receives assistance in: developing the supports needed for success on the job including: developing supervisory relationships, on site job training, advocacy, job site crisis intervention, case services. The staff provides continual services until the job is stabilized and the individual is moved into the follow-along phase of supported employment.
Once a person completes the initial period of supported employment, a key component to ongoing success is the follow-along services. The ongoing interventions may be routine or a response to a crisis situation. It is our practice to provide staff intervention as often as needed. Extended support services include: training, advocacy, case services, crisis intervention.
For individuals who have marketable skills and don’t need ongoing services, Jawonio offers job development, placement and limited follow-up services. This program is focused on serving the displaced worker, college graduate and individuals with good job skills.
Jawonio offers employment services through a deafness employment specialist who works with persons who need specialized services through ASL (American Sign Language) to be transitioned on a job or need follow-along services throughout their employment period.
Jawonio operates a commercial cleaning company with contracts in Westchester and Rockland that provides jobs with supports to individuals with disabilities. Contact Tommie Banks, Director of Social Enterprises at 845.708.2000 x2345 for job or sales information.