Employment is an important part of empowering individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. Through our Employment Program, we place the people that we serve in jobs and provide them with on-the-job training. We also provide job coaching to make sure that the individual has the support needed to maintain employment.
As an added benefit to the employer, we serve as a resource for other employees in how to use person-first language and how to work with individuals with disabilities.
Why are job applicants with disabilities strong candidates for employment?
- Equal or better turnover and absentee rates than employees without disabilities
- Equal or better safety records, job performance ratings, and job flexibility
- On average, require an equal amount of supervision as employees without disabilities
For more information, contact Mattie Pickard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 794-7955 ext. 2121.