We provide guidance to safe accessible housing, employment resources and readiness classes, transportation resources, navigation through government benefits, and social opportunities to equip individuals with disabilities with the knowledge needed to live independently.
Our program is focused on assisting individuals who wish to live independently and obtain gainful employment.
First, we provide an assessment to determine the nature or scope of services that will be included in our goals and planning. Our plan is created together and based on individual needs related to functional capacities, educational achievements, work experience, vocational aptitudes, personal and social adjustments, and employment opportunities of the individual. We also discuss and consider the medical, psychiatric, psychological, and other pertinent vocational, educational, cultural, social recreational, and environmental factors that affect the employment and rehabilitation needs of the individual.
Putting together a great resume package which includes a cover letter, resume, and printed application, follow-up scripts for the phone and in writing, working with on-line application systems, and how to make a positive first impression.
Employers are looking for the right skills and the right fit. They want to know if a person is both able to do the job and if they desire to do the job. Core values of most employers include dependability, initiative, positive attitude, cooperation, willingness to learn new things, productivity. It is helpful for consumers to know how to address background check questions, and address questions about salary and benefits.
This will provide consumers with increased job readiness and retention skills. how to prepare appropriately for the interview with practice discussing the topics below:
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Disability Advocates of Kent County.
3600 Camelot Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546