Employment and Education Opportunities
is integral to self-esteem and recovery. It is often difficult
to enter the job market when a psychiatric disability
has disrupted a person's employment history, education
or both. Elm Brook Place provides person-centered career
services that can include:
Elm Brook Place offers a variety of job opportunities
for its members, and supports individual needs.
interest evaluation and counseling
placement in Transitional or Supported employment
with independent employment
Security counseling for work-incentives and reporting
Education: assistance with obtaining GED, college
and certificate program applications, disability accommodations,
and financial aid
enables members to return to work without
going through job interviews or other screening
processes. TE provides time-limited entry-level
employment placement with on the job training
and coverage for absences.
TE is ideal for those who are just starting
to go back to work, and at completion, provides
a recent work history and reference to go
onto other work.
Employment (SE) assists members with obtaining
their own permanent job in their field of
interest/expertise. Supports can include transportation,
job leads, introduction to employer, assistance
with training and benefits counseling.
Employment (IE) assists members with finding
working members are encouraged to attend our
weekly Workers Night Dinners held on Monday
evenings from 4:00 - 7:00pm for peer support
and celebratory dinner.
Job Club meetings are open to all members
and held every Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00pm
in the 2nd floor Employment Office. A variety
of topics are covered each week including
job seeking skills, resume writing, on-line
job application mastery, interviewing skills,
job-keeping strategies and dressing for success.
seekers should meet with the Community Employment
Coordinator by appointment at extension 19.