I’m older than 22, I’m done with school, I want a job…now what?
Every person we support is in a different place on their path to employment, so the support our Career Specialists provide will be centered around what works for you.
- Most people begin discussing employment in their annual ISP meeting. If you share that you want to get a job, an LCBDD Career Specialist will contact you to set up a meeting.
- During the meeting, be as open as you can about where you want to work, the hours and type of job you want and the things you might need additional support with. Be honest about any questions or concerns you have.
- If you are concerned about how working will affect your benefits, the Career Specialist can refer you for a benefits analysis.
- The Career Specialist’s main job is to connect you with resources to meet your vocational goals. Depending on what you are looking for, you’ll have a variety of options including:
- Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
- A local employment provider
- Ohio Means Jobs-Licking County
- Other community resources to help with benefits, job training, getting your GED or other certifications, post-secondary options, driving, clothing for interviews or transportation.
Whether you are in the process of looking for a job, learning your new duties or receiving follow along from a job coach, an LCBDD Career Specialist is always available to you if something about your situation changes or you are interested in finding a new career. To start the process, talk to your Service Coordinator.
What if I’m in a voc-hab program?
If you are attending an adult day service and participating in their voc-hab program, a member of LCBDD”s Transition Support department will join your team, to help make sure you are moving forward on your employment goals.
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