Employment Services (Specialist)

Goodwill Industries of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.

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Description of ServiceGoodwill provides employment training services that will support an individual training, finding and keeping a community job.

Services include:
• Paid training program with competitive wages
• Training evaluation and goals specific to individual needs
• Employment Preparation (explores options, job placement plans, resumes and interview prep, access to assistive technology)
• Job Search (search the local job market, contact employers, track job search)
• Job Placement (match with opportunities that meet job skills, educate employers about special needs)
• Follow-Along and Job Retention (on-the-job coaching and support, regular communication with employer within the first 30 days of employment, on-going job and skills training, advice on advancement or promotion)
• Employer Support (special needs education as it relates to work place modifications, tax incentives for hiring individuals with disabilities)
• Follow up services after the training program while individual is in community employment.
Geographical AreaAdams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureContact directly for an appointment.
Helpful TipsTo be considered severely disabled, individuals must have written medical documentation stating they have either a mental, physical, emotional disability or any combination of these. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose a mental health illness. A psychologist can diagnose a mental retardation diagnosis but not a mental health diagnosis.
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsThose persons who have a disabilities as well as people who are at an economic disadvantage, or may lack education or work experience
Age GroupAdults
Driver's LicenseNot Required
EligibilityAdults, ages 18 and older, severely disabled and capable of performing some aspect of work.
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesServices are provided at no cost.
Fee AmountsNot Applicable
Insurance AcceptedNot Applicable
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Beth Freeman
Contact's Position Federal Contracts Vocational Specialist
Contact's Phone 717-261-1337
Contact's Email bfreeman@yourgoodwill.org
Physical Site Address 1 Letterkenny Army Depot
Physical Site Address 2 c/o LEAD Building 4
Physical Site City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17201
Mailing Address 1 Letterkenny Army Depot
Mailing Address 2 c/o LEAD Building 4
Mailing City, State, Zip Chambersburg, PA 17201
Main Phone 717-261-1337
Hotline Phone 800-432-4483
Fax 717-261-9734
Web Address www.yourgoodwill.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Goodwill Industries International
Affiliated Program: Goodwill Industries of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.
This Service: Employment Services (Specialist)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs (ND-6500.1500)
Job Finding Assistance (ND-3500)
Prejob Guidance (ND-2000.6500)