|AHEDD - Greater Berks County Area||A premier human resource organization specializing in the design and delivery of programs to assist persons with disabilities to achieve their greatest levels of independence through employment||Berks||AHEDD - Greater Berks County Area||AHEDD |
|AHEDD - Lancaster/Chester County Area||Provides services to individuals with disabilities.
Services include pre-employment activities such as: assistance with application, preparing for interviews and developing a resume, on the job training, follow-up service, coordination of, or referral to, other agencies.||Lancaster||AHEDD - Lancaster/Chester County Area||AHEDD |
|AHEDD - Schuylkill/Carbon/Lehigh County Area||Provides services to individuals with disabilities.
Services include pre-employment activities such as: assistance with application, preparing for interviews and developing a resume, on the job training, follow-up service, coordination of, or referral to, other agencies.||Schuylkill||AHEDD - Schuylkill/Carbon/Lehigh County Area||AHEDD |
|AHEDD - Western Pennsylvania||Provides services to persons with disabilities that will help them to obtain competitive employment. Services include pre-employment services, job placement, on and off-site job support and coaching, follow-along to help maintain job, and benefits counseling.||Allegheny||AHEDD, Inc.||AHEDD, Inc.|
|AHEDD - York||AHEDD is a private, non-profit organization that serves the community by specializing in the provision of employment services for persons with disabilities. AHEDD pursues community employment as the preferred means to promote community integration and independence for persons with disabilities. AHEDD collaborates with the business community in a variety of facets regarding employing persons with disabilities.
Provides services to youth looking for transition from school to careers & work. Services for youth may include pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.
AHEDD also assists SSDI beneficiaries or SSI recipients in a financial assessment of their array of benefits. Provides a recommended course of action, including analysis of the impact of paid earnings on benefits and viable work incentives which would enable the beneficiary to meet his or her employment and benefit needs.
||York||AHEDD, York||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The||Advocates and provides services for the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities/Autism. Specific services include adult day services, vocational services, community residential services and recreational programs.||Lackawanna||Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The||Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania|
|BARC - Jobs Program||Provides job opportunities for individuals w/ developmental disabilities. Provides placement into community-based employment||Bucks||BARC Developmental Services - Bucks; Buckingham||BARC Developmental Services |
|Berks Personnel Network||Comprehensive employment and training supports for individuals with mental health, physical, and intellectual developmental disabilities.||Berks||Berks Personnel Network||Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.|
|Burnley Employment and Rehabilitative Services||Helping individuals with disabilties to achieve their full social, vocational and economic potential through sheltered workshop, community employment programs and various community work sites.||Monroe||Allied Services - Community Services||Allied Services|
|Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Service||Program broadly available to individuals with disabilities in general (rather than focusing on special groups within the disability population) that provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other supportive services that help people with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Cambria||Rehabilitation Program||Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped|
|Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Employment Services||Provides job opportunities for individuals with blindness and visual impairment through its Employment Services program, in cooperation with a number of state agencies and other nonprofit organizations.||Delaware||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Delaware; Chester||Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired|
|Clarion Vocational Services - Grimefighters||A mobile work force that provides training and employment to individuals with disabilities. Skills taught are sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning restrooms, and waxing floors. We clean offices and homes.||Clarion||Clarion Vocational Services||Clarion Vocational Services|
|Community Employment Job Placement Program||This program provides job placement, on site job training for a limited time, and follow up services to individuals with developmental disabilities. It is very similar to Supported Employment in terms of placing and training clients at job sites. Individuals work with an employment team at OSI to develop a job within the community which is consistent with the individual's capabilities and interests.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|Community Services Group - CONCEPTS of Lehigh Valley - Schnecksville||Provides the following day programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD):
- Adult developmental services to increase independence in activities of daily living and community integration
- Employment placement services for persons with developmental disabilities into competitive employment. Long-term support provided to employers as well as the employees.
||Lehigh||Community Services Group - CONCEPTS of Lehigh Valley - Schnecksville||Community Services Group|
|Comprehensive Disability Related Employment-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other support services that help people with intellectual disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Clinton||Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Creating Unlimited Possibilities-Pre-Vocational Services||Pre-Vocational training prepares individuals for paid employment. This service is made available to individuals in a Vocational Facility. "Handicapped employment" as defined in Title 55, Chapter 2390 is not a service that may be funded through the waiver.||Luzerne||Creating Unlimited Possibilities||Creating Unlimited Possibilities |
|Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Employment Services Directory - Individuals w/ MH Disabilities||The Employment Services Directory for Individuals with Mental Health Disablities was created to provide information on community resources, services and supports that are available to individuals in recovery from mental illness who are interested in furthering that recovery through employment.
The link to access the Employment Services Directory electronically is http://www.ccpa.net/documentview.aspx?DID=6543||Cumberland||Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Dickinson Center - Employment Support Services - Elk County||Individuals are provided assistance through the entire job search process, from constructing resumes, practicing interview skills, and applying for jobs. The support continues after being hired until the employee, employer, and employment specialist are all confident that the job can be performed independently.
Employment Support Services include Job assessments, Job readiness training, Job developing, Job placement, Volunteering, Community-based work assessment, On-the-job training, Social Security Benefits counseling, Follow-along services.||Elk||Dickinson Center - Ridgway Facility||Dickinson Center|
|Dickinson Center - Employment Support Services - Potter County||Individuals are provided assistance through the entire job search process including constructing resumes, practicing interview skills, and applying for jobs. The support continues after being hired until the employee, employer, and employment specialist are all confident that the job can be performed independently.
Employment Support Services include job assessments, job readiness training, job developing, job placement, volunteering, community-based work assessment, on-the-job training, Social Security benefits counseling, follow-along services.||Potter||Dickinson Center - Coudersport Main Facility||Dickinson Center|
|Disability Services||We offers a variety of work and skills training opportunities to individuals with a diagnosed disability referred by sources like the Department of Rehabilitation and Regional Center. Staff fluent in English, Spanish and American Sign Language are at your service. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
WorkSource and Career Resource Centers
Through a network of partners, SOLA WorkSource and Career Resource Centers bring job seekers and employers together in one place. Employers receive assistance finding candidates and screening prospective employees, and career seekers receive assistance in the following areas:
One-on-One Career Counseling
Job Search Strategies
Access to Computer, Internet, Phone, Fax and Copier
Computer and Skills Training
Access to Community Resources
Text Books, Bus Passes, and other Work Tools
On-the-Job Training Opportunities
Career Development and Job Leads
||Franklin||Standard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)||Standard of Living Augmentation, Inc. (SOLA)|
|Employment Services - Luzerne Wyoming County MHDS Services||Direct and indirect services that are provided in a variety of settings for the purpose of supporting individuals with obtaining and sustaining competitive integrated employment.
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT- includes activities such as training and supports that an individual requires, which may include career assessment, job finding/development, and/or job coaching supports.
ADVANCED SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT-an enhanced version of supported employment services which include discovery, job development, and intensive job coaching and supports.
SMALL GROUP EMPLOYMENT- services that are designed to support an individual in transitioning to competitive integrated employment, which include a mobile work force, a work station in industry, affirmative industry, and enclaves.||Luzerne||Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services||Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services|
|Employment Services (Specialist)||Goodwill provides employment training services that will support an individual training, finding and keeping a community job.
• 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.
||Franklin||Goodwill Industries of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.||Goodwill Industries International|
|Erie Home for Children and Adults (EHCA) - Supported Employment||Supported Employment helps individuals obtain and sustain paid employment by offering the support and training needed to succeed.||Erie||Erie Home for Children and Adults (EHCA) - Professional Building Office||Erie Home for Children and Adults (EHCA)|
|Follow Along Services||AHEDD commits to provide support and guidance to our program participants for at least 12 months after they first go to work. This commitment to ongoing (follow along) support is a great benefit for both our program participants and employers. We not only want people to get a job, we want them to stay employed. While the level of support is customized according to need, providing such Follow Along services helps the individual to maintain employment, address career development issues, and enhance their economic well being. AHEDD is there to help with any type of issue that could impact someone's ability to maintain employment successfully. We can make a difference by guiding people on how to address conflicts with co-workers or supervisors, assessing production deficiencies and providing possible solutions, assisting people with how to handle their responsibilities for reporting earnings to Social Security Administration, and much more.||Franklin||AHEDD - Franklin & Fulton||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Goodwill Industries||Supportive services that assists those with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employments. Also operates a thrift store in the Cressona Mall. Also accepts donations of empty laser toner cartridges.||Schuylkill||Goodwill Industries||Goodwill Industries|
|Goodwill Industries of NEPA - Adult Services||Services for adults include: community participation supports, community employment and placement services, small group employment, supported employment and behavior supports.||Lackawanna||Goodwill Industries of NEPA||Goodwill Industries of NEPA|
|Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Disability Related Employment Programs||Supportive services that assist those with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Cambria||Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies Community Employment Services||Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies|
|hireAbility New Jersey||Hire Ability NJ offers an empowering, customized employment program to assist individuals living with intellectual disability, mental health condition, or physical disabilities or chronic diseases by preparing them for employment and community integration with job placement, follow-up after employment, and educational programs to assess employability.
||JEVS Human Services - hireAbility||JEVS Human Services|
|Hope Enterprises - Custodial Program||Hope Enterprises employs and trains indviduals with developmental disabilites together with non-disabled workers to provide Federal, State, and commercial facilities with customized cleaning, tailored to meet facility needs. All employees are professionally uniformed, trained, and supervised to ensure quality from the very beginning. Workers use up-to-date equipment and are able to provide supplies, such as paper products and sanitary supplies. Quality Assurance Inspections occur on a regular basis and services are at a competitive price.||Lycoming||Business Services||Hope Enterprises|
|Hope Enterprises - Industrial Program||The Industrial Program enables clients with developmental disabilities to provide comprehensive outsourcing services for private industries. They are able to meet either short- or long-term manpower needs by either
- Providing laborers at the job site
- Providing transitional production supervisors to conduct on-site training to assure quantity and quality standards are met at no additional cost
- Providing permanent workers with job coaching services
|Lycoming||Business Services||Hope Enterprises|
|Intercommunity Action - Community Integrated Employment||Provides employment training to people aged 21 to 50+ who are diagnosed with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.||Philadelphia||Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services||Intercommunity Action|
|JEVS Human Services - hireAbility Pennsylvania||Hire Ability PA offers an empowering, customized employment program to assist individuals living with intellectual disability, mental health condition, or physical disabilities or chronic diseases by preparing them for employment and community integration with job placement, follow-up after employment, and educational programs to assess employability.||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Philadelphia Central Location||JEVS Human Services|
|JEVS Human Services - Project Success||Project Success meets the needs of young adults with Asperger's Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder by helping individuals who want to transition to the world of work acheive success and build on long-term vocational goals.
- Vocational assessment and guidance to discover the right career choice for an individual's interests and abilities
- Individualized support from JEVS Job Coaches and Developers
- Development of work readiness and personal interaction skills through classroom learning and individual coaching
- Volunteer internships to gain real work experience
- Development and practice of interviewing skills
- Support in finding and keeping a job in the participant's field of interest||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Philadelphia Central Location||JEVS Human Services|
|Job Development||As a component of AHEDD's Community Employment Services for individuals with disabilities, the organization regularly canvasses the business community to identify diverse types of employment for program participants. They also leverage the business outreach conducted by the Disability:IN Pennsylvania to connect with companies and provide a greater variety of employment options to the people served. Taking time upfront to understand the workplace needs and specifics is critical to ensuring that AHEDD finds jobs that individuals want to do and that fit within their capability and qualifications.||Franklin||AHEDD - Franklin & Fulton||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Letterkenny Janitorial Training||Goodwill provides janitorial vocational training services at Letterkenny to qualified persons. Upon acceptance to the program, trainees complete an initial one day pre-training and during this time their wage is determined; their pay is performance-based. Trainees are then supervised by team crew leaders who provide continual job coaching and training. Trainees can remain in our program until they have met specific productivity and behavioral criteria. Once those criteria are met, the Employment Specialists are responsible for helping the trainee obtain competitive employment within the community.||Franklin||Goodwill Industries of Central Pennsylvania, Inc.||Goodwill Industries International|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Allegheny||A non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and others with barriers to employment through productive employment opportunities.||Allegheny||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Fayette||Provides sheltered employment for persons with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation services includes evaluation, training, education, and placement. Ultimate goal is job placement. Evaluation for computer access, home modification, seating, and environmental control units available.||Fayette||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Lighthouse Guild||Provides a full spectrum of integrated vision and healthcare services.
- Vision Rehabilitation
- Medical Services
- Health Plans
- Behavioral Health
- Adult Day Health Care
- The Store
- Adaptive Technology Resources
||Lighthouse Guild||Lighthouse Guild|
|Lighthouse Vocational Services||A Christian organization serving adults with disabilities by providing training to improve job related skills, assistance in gaining competitive employment and supports to enable workers to excel in community employment alongside people without disabilities.||Lancaster||Lighthouse Vocational Services||Lighthouse Vocational Services|
|Living Unlimited - Vocational Programming Trial Job Experience and Supported Employment - North Regional Office||Their Community-Based Work Assessment assists individuals with cognitive and/or physical impairments, including those with mental health issues, traumatic brain injury, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, autism, and so on, with trial work experience (unpaid) in real work settings with employers in their community. If a job opening exists, employers will have the opportunity to evaluate the work. The assessment includes evaluation of work behaviors, interpersonal skills, work site integration, work skills, and necessary onsite support by Employment Specialists. They offer on-going support to the employer and employee after the trial period is completed.||Lycoming||Living Unlimited - North Central PA Regional Office||Living Unlimited|
|LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living)||The only organization in the Lehigh Valley dedicated to assisting persons with all types of disabilities. Provides community outreach and education, independent living skills, information on adaptive technologies/equipment, advocacy, information and referral, peer support, sign language interpreter referral service and specialized housing search and support. Provides information on programs that will pay for home modifications (to increase accessibility).
Connect individuals with disabilities who are homeless to shelters
||Lehigh||LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)||LVCIL (Lehigh Valley Center For Independent Living)|
|Mental Health Vocational Rehabilitation Program||For those individuals who are unable to maintain employment in a competitive environment due to mental
illness, OSI provides for employment in a setting that allows the individual to work at his/her own level of
capability. This program offers training in all spheres of employment to include job training on a variety of jobs, social competence in the work place, and worker personality. The individual is provided with a Program
Specialist and assigned to a work area where he/she receives assistance to reach their highest level of
employ-ability. At OSI, clients perform in-house subcontracting services for local companies. Individuals earn a paycheck which is commensurate with their production.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|PATH (People Acting To Help) - Vocational Habilitation Program||You will meet privately with professional staff to develop a plan that establishes your vocational goals and objectives for the year.
You will work in a safe, comfortable, well supervised and supportive workplace modeled after the factory environments of area manufacturers.
Within this setting, you will work on tasks such as: hand and machine assembly, heat sealing and shrink wrapping, drilling, gluing, sorting, packaging, labeling and occasional clerical jobs.
You will also work with professional staff to develop your social skills so that you can work cooperatively with others while on the job and in future work settings.
You will be paid for this work in keeping with the United States Department of Labor standards.
This service is licensed by Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare/Office of Developmental Programs.
||Philadelphia||PATH, Inc. CMH/MRC - Philadelphia; Northeast Philadelphia||PATH (People Acting To Help)|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Allentown||Provides comprehensive services to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Services available include skills assessment, training, counseling, placement assistance, evaluation for assistive technology and ongoing support services.
The Hiram G. Andrews Center offers post-secondary education at the Commonwealth Technical Institute, and also provides career opportunities and independent living skills.
The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides information, referral and advocacy to adults and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as their employers, relatives and friends. An online database of qualified sign language interpreters is available.
||Lehigh||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Altoona Office||The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.
||Blair||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Johnstown||The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.
||Cambria||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - New Castle||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Lawrence||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Pittsburgh||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Allegheny||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Washington||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Washington||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment.
- Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
- Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
- Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
- Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
|Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Pre-Employment Services||Depending on need, a customer may participate in pre-employment activities, such as Community Based Work Assessments (conducted with employers in the community), job searching and interview skills training, resume development, and more. All of which are aimed to prepare the individual for selecting and securing employment to match current skills and abilities.||Franklin||AHEDD - Franklin & Fulton||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Pre-Vocational Service||When sheltered employment is the most appropriate vocational setting, work activities provides for long term
employment opportunities. This program offers training in all spheres of employment to include job training on a variety of jobs, social competence in the work place, and worker personality. As individuals are assigned a Program Specialist and placed in a work center they are helped to reach their highest level of employ-ability. At OSI, clients perform a wide variety in-house subcontracting services while earning a paycheck and providing valuable services to local companies.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|Quest, Inc. - Employment Services for People with Disabilities||Job development, skills assessment, resume preparation, interview preparation, job coaching, on the job training, travel training, and follow along job support to assist an individuals to gain and maintain competitive employment in the community. Service is provided at a one-to-one ratio.||Lebanon||Quest, Inc.||Quest, Inc.|
|ReDCo Group, Developmental Support Services||Provide residential, adult training and home/community habilitation services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
||Carbon||ReDCo Group||ReDCo Group|
|Roads to Freedom - Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities||Roads to Freedom's Employment Service involves process/steps that must be followed to insure the best placement possible. Process/steps to be followed for successful employment in Customized Employment are: Discovery, Vocational Profile, Planning Meeting, Job Development and Job Coaching
Find out more about the process steps here
Interested consumers can use CILNCP as their Employment Network, funded as a fee for service through Maximus, The “Ticket to Work” (TTW) incentive is designed to remove the barriers that disability beneficiaries currently face in returning to work. As an Employment Network, CILNCP will coordinate employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services to beneficiaries.
Ticket holders are offered the following employment services:|
Social Security Work Incentives Outreach (funded through AHEDD) provides:
- Job search assistanceResume preparation
- Interview Skills
- Job placement
- Vocational counseling>
- Past employment support systems>
- Job coaching support
- Impairment Related Work Expense>
- Plan to Achieve Self– Support>
- Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities>
- Student Earned Income
|Lycoming||Roads to Freedom - Independent Living Program||Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA|
|Skills of Central PA Bedford County Comprehensive Disability Related Employment||Provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other supportive services that help people with intellectual disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Bedford||Bedford/Somerset Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Blair County Comprehensive Disability Related Employment||Provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other support services that help people with intellectual disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Blair||Blair County||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Comprehensive Disability Related Employment||Provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other support services that help people with intellectual disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Centre||Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA - Comprehensive Disability Related Employment - Somerset||Provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other support services that help people with intellectual disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment.||Somerset||Cambria County||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|SPARC Program||A licensed adult training facility that provides prevocational training and personal development training to adults with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Program participants select from a variety of options based on their abilities and personal choice. Participants can build their work-related and social skills by volunteering their time and talents at community sites.||Lehigh||SPARC Program||Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties|
|Step By Step - Lehigh Valley Region||Provides community support services to children and adults with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and autism. Services include children's behavioral rehabilitation, residential rehabilitation, adult day programs, dual diagnosis outpatient treatment, case management, supported employment and supported housing services.
||Northampton||Step By Step - Lehigh Valley Region||Step By Step, Inc. |
|St. John's Community Services - Supported Employment - Philadelphia; Citywide||Supporting people with all abilities to develop a career and acquire and retain competitive, integrated employment. Our Employment Specialists provides each person job coaching and on-the-job training and support, while employers and co-workers are supported to work effectively with new employees. By working with St. John's, individuals and employers have benefited from successful experiences in a variety of settings including retail, food service, healthcare, customer service, animal care, government and non-profit agencies.||Philadelphia||St. John's Community Services - Philadelphia; Citywide||St. John's Community Services|
|Subcontracting Employment Services, Shadowfax||York||Shadowfax||Shadowfax|
|Supported Employment Program||Helps individuals with disabilities meet their vocational needs. The program combines vocational assessment, placement in a paid position, on-the-job training, and long-term support. The worker will earn competitive wages while working in a flexible, individualized, consumer-centered program, guided by a team that includes staff members from Private Industry Council (PIC) and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).||Northampton||Supported Employment Program||Private Industry Council of Lehigh Valley|
|Transition to Adult Life Services||The Transition to Adult Life Services (TALS) is a program within AHEDD. This program provides service to young adults who are attending high school in Franklin County and who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The program's aim is to engage students with disabilities in discussion and activities pertaining to areas of self determination and career exploration. Outcomes include goal setting and self awareness activities. Individual activities that are planned include Career Exploration Activities (ie resume development, interest inventory, etc). AHEDD also assesses what supports are needed in the future in order to help students achieve their goals.||Franklin||AHEDD - Franklin & Fulton||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Transition to Community Employment - TRACE The Arc of Luzerne County||TRACE is a unique one-year work readiness program developed by The Arc of Luzerne County, designed to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism prepare to successfully enter the workforce. Students enjoy campus life while learning about themselves, how to achieve their career goals, and gain experience through apprenticeship in a local company.||Luzerne||Transition to Community Employment - The Arc of Luzerne County||The Arc of Luzerne County|
|Venango Training & Development Center - C/J Packaging (Dubois Facility) - Supported Training & Employment Program (STEP)||The Supported Training & Employment Program (STEP) provides community based employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.||Clearfield||Venango Training & Development Center - C/J Packaging (Dubois Facility)||Venango Training & Development Center|
|Venango Training & Development Center - Main Office - Supported Training & Employment Program (STEP)||The Supported Training & Employment Program (STEP) provides community based employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.||Venango||Venango Training & Development Center - Main Office||Venango Training & Development Center|
|Via of the Lehigh Valley - Employment Services||Via's Community Employment services provide job development, job coaching and follow-along support to adults with disabilities so they can work in the community. This service is available to any adult who is motivated to work for wages in a competitive job. Via focuses on career planning and helps adults with disabilities as they move into the workforce. Through School-to-Work Transition Services, Via works with students, in partnership with their school districts and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to create a personalized employment plan and explore careers of interest.
||Northampton||Via of the Lehigh Valley - Employment Services||Via of the Lehigh Valley|
|Vocational Training - Devereux Pocono Center||Pre-employment vocational training, supported employment and school-to-work transition services to strengthen student's ability to live and work in their community.||Wayne||Devereux Pocono Center||Devereux Pocono Center|
|Work Incentive Counseling (WIC)||Many people receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) would like to explore work opportunities or increase their earnings, but are concerned about losing cash benefits and health care. While these benefits are intended to provide basic support for millions of persons with disabilities, they have evolved as a new obstacle to the search for gainful employment and greater participation in community living.
Since 2001, AHEDD has been helping participants understand how to maximize their benefits and related work incentives to achieve greater financial independence and reach their employment goals. We can provide WIC to anyone receiving an SSI and/or SSDI cash payment between the ages of 14 and 64. Ideally, this service is for persons who are working or are considering work in the near future.||Franklin||AHEDD - Franklin & Fulton||AHEDD, Inc.|