Job Development & Placement
Advanced Employment approaches job development with the mindset of selling the individual, and matching each person with an employer and position. All of our staff are incentivized to find new jobs and to help our clients keep their jobs over time. AE staff work with employers to educate them and their employees on the benefits of Supported Employment and Natural Supports.
Our staff, continuously look for inefficiencies and time consuming aspects of a job that might be done by one of our clients with a relevant skill set. This helps the employers that we partner with so that their other employees can be more productive. The AE staff doing Job Development are dedicated. They are sensitive and knowledgeable about the current economic times, as well as the capacity and needs of employers today. They are always searching for jobs that will fit the individuals they are supporting and work towards full employment for all clients. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Coaching & Training
Advanced Employment employs over 70 Job Trainers and Employment Coordinators. These employees are trained in several different areas of work and provide individualized support depending on the client and/or employer. Job coaches assist individuals on the job over time with the final goal being to work their way out of that job. We do this by assisting our clients in becoming as independent as possible, and to fading our support in based on the client’s level of independence.
Staff at Advanced Employment are trained at assessing the skill levels of individuals and working on developing and increasing skills to match job expectations and employer’s with the individual.
Personal Shopping Service
In 2008 during one of our provider meetings, it was brought to our attention that people might need help getting their weekly shopping done. To fill this need Advanced Employment supported clients are given opportunities to shop grocery orders. Often, clients that we support need jobs that they can easily walk to and are time flexible. This is why our shopping service is an excellent fit for them as we are conveniently located near a large grocery store and the nature of shopping allows for much more flexible working hours.
There are several ways that we organize the shopping:
- AE will pay for all groceries requested and then bill individuals and/or households for those groceries and the time spent by our clients.
- AE will pick up payment for grocery items via check or Grocery Gift Card prior to grocery purchase and then bill for time only.
- Bills and groceries can be divided among roommates and billed separately
There are many different ways to do so, but our overarching goal is to make grocery shopping easy for you. E-mail or fax us your list and groceries can be delivered to your door. To discuss personal shopping, contact Brenda at 608-833-7170
Self Employment Opportunities (Coming soon)
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities
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Every individual should be able to partake in the community. Integration in the community leads to positive changes in self-esteem. This self-confidence is seen in the workplace and in other aspects of participant’s lives. For more information contact: Chris Witt