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Need A Job? We Can Help.

People sometimes encounter obstacles when they are looking for a job to achieve independence and stability. If you have a developmental disability, mental health condition, substance use disorder, or criminal history, we can help you find a job and learn how to keep it.


Through the Supported Employment Program, The Center offers supported employment for people with disabilities who want to work in the community. People enrolled in this program work with an employment specialist who helps them find, obtain, and maintain competitive employment. An important part of this service is to help each person figure out their individual needs and work goals, and to provide continuous support on and off the job.

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Supported Employment Every Step of the Way

Finding employment can sometimes be challenging. SA Job Development offers a dedicated team of Job Developers who can help you find a job and learn how to keep it so you can achieve independence and stability.

SA Job Development is a supported employment program designed to assist participants in Medication-Assisted Treatment. Our staff will guide you in your search to locate and maintain competitive employment regardless of criminal or work history. We work with your current treatment team to provide you with a comprehensive treatment program.

Your participation in this program is based on your needs. Your job developer will refer you to jobs that pay at least minimum wage, and are based on your preference, strengths and experience. Staff will assist you with:

  • job referrals
  • development of employment skills
  • job interview preparation
  • personalized benefits counseling
  • individualized support
  • ongoing and continued support even after you secure a job

SA Job Development is individualized to each participant so the staff will assist you based on

your needs. Our staff is flexible and can meet with you at the Restoration Center, in the community,

or even at job sites. If you are ready to begin the employment process talk to your CHCS case manager/counselor about how this program can help you achieve your work goals today!


ELIGIBILITY: 

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Opioid substance use disorder diagnosis moderate to severe
  • No income or low income
  • Little or no work experience

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Your employment specialist will work with you to help you identify a job that matches your interests, experiences, and goals.

It is likely. However, your employment specialist will work in conjunction with the Consumer Benefits Officer to help you understand if and how your SSI/SSDI payments will be affected.

Your employment specialist will assist you in finding jobs that are conveniently located and help you plan transportation to your job site.

To get started with Supported Employment, ask your CHCS case manager to send a referral to the Supported Employment Program. Staff will contact you to schedule a vocational assessment in your home or in the office, depending on your preference.

To get started with Supported Employment, ask your CHCS case manager to send a referral to the Supported Employment Program. Staff will contact you to schedule a vocational assessment in your home or in the office, depending on your preference.

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