For more information, call Susan Young at 216.378.3404
Services are for individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities. Career counselors help identify employment goals and prepare individualized plans outlining the steps needed to become employed, in addition to the following:
- Career Exploration: job shadowing, examining the job market for specific jobs, etc.
- Benefits Analysis: determine how much a person can earn if they choose to maintain SSD or SSDI.
- Testing and Evaluation: Assessment of strengths, weaknesses, interests, and abilities.
- Computer Skills Assessment & Training: Develop marketable computer skills.
- Job Seeking Skills Training: Assistance with interviewing techniques, resume development, and job search strategies.
- Job Placement Assistance: Support and guidance during the job search.
- Travel Assistance: Advice on how to get to the new job using the various modes of public transportation.
- Job Coaching: On-site and off-site support to assist with learning and adequately performing job tasks.
- Retention Services: Methods designed to help keep the job.
- Job Club: Informal group that meets weekly to learn job-seeking skills and provide each other encouragement and support in the job search process. Participants receive new training each week.
JFSA is a contract agency of the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.
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