iWork Support Services is committed to providing hands-on services that are timely, highly professional, and customized to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
We strive to significantly impact the lives of individuals we serve by helping them improve their overall quality of life through community involvement and gainful employment.
Workplace readiness traits describe many skills that employers expect from most employees. These skills are sometimes called soft, employability, or job preparation skills. Through instruction and group learning, individuals develop the skills needed to conduct a job search and maintain employment, including understanding job opportunities, completing applications, writing a resume, interviewing, professional grooming and hygiene, workplace communication, and personal development and growth.
Job Development is an essential aspect of iWork Support Services in which the career advocate identifies, contacts, and develops business relationships with area employers. We focus on consumer interests, targeting jobs in the area that fits the consumers’ skills, income needs, and expectations. iWork Support Services includes support with the application and interviewing process and visits with potential employers.
Job Developing includes the following services:
iWork Support Services provides a community integration program that is 100% community based to transition each individual to a Supported Employment Program. Individuals not working or who are underemployed will be encouraged to participate in employment-focused activities of personal interests and hobbies. These activities will be designed for the consumer to explore and discover interests, build skills, and develop connections, resulting in employment. The career advocate will work with consumers on using employment-driven activities to guide and inform consumer decisions about employment options and the types of jobs to pursue. The following are examples of career exploration activities:
Once in a job setting, career advocates accompany consumers to the place of employment to provide on the job training and immediate feedback.
What iWork Services will do….