INTAKE: The SDS Job Developer meets with each individual to conduct an intake interview to obtain information about the prospective employee’s job preferences, job skills, and personal living needs. Intake interviews are conducted and job development plans are subsequently created.
For referred individuals who do not meet our acceptance criteria will be referred back to their Service Coordinator at NBRC or Counselor at the Department of Rehabilitation for alternative employment options.
JOB DEVELOPMENT: SDS provides a wide range of job development services. Prospective employees learn to prepare resumes, role-play interviews, and learn to make appointments and follow through with meetings. Support is provided to develop effective communication skills and self-help skills which are important components of working with others and obtaining employment.
JOB PLACEMENT: SDS works closely with the local business network to identify job openings and placement strategies. SDS assists qualified applicants through the application and interviewing process. SDS administrative staff interface with employers throughout all the employment stages to ensure that people are appropriately placed in job positions. In addition, SDS provides opportunities within the organization through supervised workcrews.
JOB TRAINING: After a person is placed in a job, SDS provides intensive job training. Follow-along support (job coaching) is also provided at employment sites after the initial training phase. As a person adjusts to his or her job, on-site support fades but still occurs periodically to ensure long-term job retention along with customer satisfaction.