Programs & Services
Helping individuals with disabilities identify ways to improve career opportunities and find permanent, integrated and competitive employment.
Customized Career Planning and Employment Services
Whether you're looking for a job or envision a meaningful career, The Whole Person can be the key to unlocking the doors to your future.
At The Whole Person, our focus is on your abilities and interests, not your limitations. We'll help you create a career development plan to define, develop and pursue your preferences, contributions and desired conditions for employment.
This approach will help you identify ways to discover the potential contributions you have to offer to an employer and improve your career opportunities and find integrated and competitive employment.
Career Planning Services
Create a vocational profile that will guide your immediate job search and provide the foundation for your long-term career development.
We take a proactive, problem-solving approach to help you:
- Assess your vocational interests and learning style
- Identify potential barriers and accommodations
- Develop your personal network of support
This information can then be matched to employers consistent with your identified vocational interests.
How do you identify immediate job opportunities and increase the likelihood that you will be selected for the position?
The Whole Person provides individual assistance to help you effectively identify, apply for and retain jobs that are consistent with your identified vocational preferences, skills and interests.
You'll expand your job search skills through the use of a vocational discovery process used to identify your needs, interests, education and experience. From this information we can develop a road map for career and job search success.
We will also support you by providing assistance with:
We can help you develop a tool which will outline your skills, experience and potential contributions to a prospective employer.
Practice your interviewing skills and receive feedback and coaching from an interviewer.
Identifying Supports, Accommodation and Adaptive Technology Needs
Learn to accentuate your abilities and negotiate your accommodation needs with a prospective employer.
Pre-Employment Instructional Support
We are able to provide a range of pre-employment trainings to assist you.
Employment Readiness Instructional Support
Skills training in successful interviewing, dressing for success, alternatives to traditional job search strategies, etc.
Post-Placement Support Needs
We will work with you and your employer to institute strategies to address issues which affect job retention.
To receive employment services through The Whole Person you must have a physical or mental disability that poses a substantial barrier to employment. Our affiliations with area employers and community partners will help you expand your personal network.
Providing support, consultation and training services to businesses that offer employment opportunities to people with disabilities.
Partnerships in Employment
Helping employers build an inclusive workplace. Partnerships in Employment offers ongoing support, consultation and training services to businesses that provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Our goal is to help these companies more fully benefit from an inclusive workplace.
We recognize that disability inclusion is more than just maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or avoiding a lawsuit. It's about competitive advantage … about workforce stability, access to talent and motivation to succeed. Let us help you tap into these valuable resources for your organization!
Our network of business and community partners can help you start – or expand – your disability inclusion program by working with you to:
- Identify competitive employment opportunities
- Create curricula for career readiness or other training programs
- Institute mentorship or peer-to-peer counseling programs
- Provide career advancement counseling
- And more
It's just good business!
According to the U.S. Census, people with disabilities comprise approximately 20 percent of the population. The Social Security Administration estimates that 1 in 4 of today's 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.*
That's a tremendous potential resource.
Not just in sheer numbers, but also in talent, ability and commitment. It's potential you can capitalize on!
- Federal tax incentives may help cover some of the costs of providing accommodation for employees and customers with disabilities
- Workers with disabilities are highly motivated and want to perform well. They generally have much higher retention rates, which means reduced recruitment and training costs for you
- A diverse workplace not only creates a positive environment for all employees, but can benefit your business by being more representative of your customers and the overall market
“I didn't know anything about writing resumes. I would not have been able to write this resume without the help I received from The Whole Person's Employment Services Program.”