The Power of Work
Goodwill has always believed in the power of work to change lives and build better communities.
Through our Supported Employment program, adults with disabilities and other barriers to employment build confidence, skills and independence through meaningful jobs, with job coaches providing one-on-one support at no cost to the employer or participant.
WHAT IS SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT?
Supported employment is integrated community employment in which individuals with disabilities receive services and long-term support to maintain employment. This nationally recognized approach helps people with barriers to work in finding and maintaining meaningful employment in our community.
Participants in Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin’s Supported Employment program receive ongoing individualized support from Goodwill staff so that they can experience pride, belonging and independence through the power of work.
LOCAL EMPLOYERS, LOCAL IMPACT
We partner with over 100 local employers to build a more inclusive workplace. By hiring Supported Employment program participants that are assisted by Goodwill staff, employers benefit from reduced turnover and training costs while expanding their workforce with enthusiastic team members. Our long term relationships and track record of success with Supported Employment job placement at local businesses underscore the many benefits of this program – it’s truly a win-win!
HOW IT WORKS
SKILLS ASSESSMENT: The Supported Employment program participant completes a comprehensive skills assessment to be matched appropriately with an employer. The program participant becomes a member of your staff, earning minimum wage or more.
WORKSITE ACCOMPANIMENT: Your Supported Employment team member is accompanied at the worksite by Goodwill staff. Flexibility is built into the program, with participants working from one to 40 hours per week.
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING: Goodwill staff provide additional training and supervision as needed to ensure success at no cost to the employer.
Contact us today to learn more about partnering with Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin’s Supported Employment Program.
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