Employment and Training Services for People with Disabilities

Employment and Training Services for People with Disabilities


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SHALOM Denver provides employment, training, and job placement services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people with barriers to employment.

The journey into the workforce starts here. We provide on-the-job training, vocational skill development, and real-world work experience to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or other barriers to employment.

One-on-one Employment Support in the Community

These individualized supported employment services include job development and job coaching.

Job development includes one-on-one assistance with:

  • Résumés
  • Cover letters
  • Career exploration
  • Job search
  • Entrepreneurial options
  • Applications
  • Networking
  • Mock interviews
  • Interviews
  • Communication with hiring managers

The Supported Employment team works behind-the-scenes to build strong partnerships with Denver metro area employers to increase the speed and likelihood of an offer to the job seeker.

Job Coaching includes:

  • Orientation and training assistance
  • Short or Long-term job coaching, depending on needs and preferences
  • Support navigating workplace social skills

Meeting Your Labor & Talent Acquisition Needs

JFS provides area businesses with qualified and vetted job candidates. These great job candidates are people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and people with barriers to employment. People with disabilities are the most under-employed population, but the most successful at long-term employment.

Job Candidates

We build relationships with local businesses to better understand their hiring needs and connect them with qualified and motivated job seekers. We support every aspect of the process from individualized onboarding support to ongoing job coaching. We provide free ongoing consultation to ensure our businesses partners can achieve a more inclusive workplace. This results in prescreened, viable, and qualified job candidates who will immediately add value and contribute to your business success.

Mentorship

Mentorship Services are provided to program participants to promote self-advocacy through:

  • Modeling and advising
  • Instruction
  • Resource development
  • Exploration of interests and opportunities to participate fully in the larger community

Services include assistance with:

  • Interviewing potential service providers
  • Understanding complicated health and safety issues
  • Advising about participation in private and public groups of choice

For more information, contact Leah Wing, workforce development manager, at 720.459.3885

Small Group Employment Teams

Small group employment crews consist of six to eight eager individuals placed in a business within the Denver metro area. Individuals working at a work site make minimum wage in an inclusive business, participating in the culture and workplace events. Individuals will be supervised during working hours by a staff member, which makes this the ideal placement for those who are ready and willing to work but need additional supports throughout the day.

For more information, contact Melissa Mascarenas, QA/worksite program manager, at 720.459.3883


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