Employment and Vocational Services

Employment and Vocational Services

Job Development and Job Hire Services

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.

Intensive Supported Employment

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.

Extended Supported Employment Services

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.

Competitive Employment

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.

Services for the Deaf

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 Cleaning Company

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.

Vocational Services

Standardized Assessment

A focused evaluation for persons who have an employment/educational goal which needs to be assessed and/or explored.

Work Site Evaluation

Situational evaluations to assess work skills in Janitorial maintenance, digital imaging/microfilming and sub-contract packaging as requested.

Community-based Assessments

Job site evaluations in the community for specific job matches as authorized by ACCES-VR.

Work Readiness: (Rockland and Westchester)

Scheduled Classes for individuals to learn about the concept of work, work ethics, appropriate social protocol and associated behaviors for success on the job.

Connections/Pre-Employment Program

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30am-2:30pm.

Provides learning experiences where individuals can develop strengths and skills that contribute to an individual’s employability in the community. Services include: personal appearance, goal setting & problem solving, safety & wellness, socialization & communication, tolerance & ethics.

Rockland County
Issy Newmeyer
Telephone: 845.708.2000 x2391
Email: issy.newmeyer@jawonio.org

Connections Pre-Employment Program (Westchester only)
Westchester County & The Bronx
Stacey Kantrowitz
Telephone: 845-708- 2000 x 2396
Email: Stacey.kantrowitz@jawonio.org

About us

We provide care for thousands of children and adults with special needs each year.

Our mission

Jawonio is a registered 501c3 organization and the premier provider of lifespan services in the Hudson Valley of New York State for individuals with developmental disabilities, behavioral health challenges, and chronic medical conditions. 

Jawonio is dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs.