Employment First Services
People with disabilities deserve to find meaningful work that meets their personal interests and goals. LSS Employment First services works closely with individuals to match their preferred work environment with the right employer.
Our work starts with an exploration of interests, strengths and overall desires for employment. We can work with individuals at their home or in a place they feel comfortable for a relaxed conversation about their employment goals.
Following this discovery process, LSS works with the individual and their support team to create a plan for obtaining and maintain meaningful employment. The employment plan may include some or all of the following:
Customized Job Shadowing
Hands-on exploration of a variety of career options helps us develop customized training on specific skills that can prepare an individual for employment of their choice.
Training and Coaching
Employment specialists train individuals to write cover letters, build resumes and practice mock interviews. Employment specialists also provide on-the-job support on a case-by-case basis.
Volunteer employment is an ideal way to build resumes, job skills and community relationships that can help lead to permanent employment.
“People with disabilities want to engage through meaningful employment in the community. We want to help them discover the possibilities to realize their dreams.” –Association of People Supporting Employment First