Supported employment enables individuals with disabilities to successfully enter the workforce and be an engaged member of the community. Career Solutions takes a person-centered approach to supported employment and focuses on a person's interests and talents and provides the necessary supports to be successfully employed on a long-term basis. We pride ourselves on progressive, 'think-outside-the-box' employment options that challenge our members to perform at their best. Our services are provided both on and off the job site throughout an employee's career. This program is funded through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and/or Medicaid waivers.
For more information about Career Solutions please contact Shelly Durbin
‘Employ Me!’ Class (graduating high school seniors)
Students who are graduating from high school in the current academic year are encouraged to attend this weekly class. Six core employable skills (enthusiasm/attitude, communication skills, professionalism, problem solving / critical thinking, teamwork, and networking) are taught at an in-depth level to prepare students to embark on entering the workforce. Additional skills such as resume preparation, interviewing skills, dress/hygiene, transportation, and workplace safety and health will also be embedded into the ongoing lessons. Students will learn using small-group interaction, role playing, videos and demonstrations, written and oral activities, and class discussion.
Career Class (employed individuals )
This class is an intermediate version of our ‘Employ Me!’ class. Any individuals who is currently a Career Solutions client at DSL is eligible to attend this class for ongoing reinforcement of critical workplace skills. Examples of topics covered may include how to gain more job responsibilities at the student’s current job, obtaining a raise, following company policy and procedure, increasing job task independence, updating a resume, seeking additional employment, etc. Students will benefit from small-group interaction, role playing, videos and demonstrations, written and oral activities, and class discussion.