GETTING A JOB

Employment Services
Since 1978, Job Path has helped people with developmental disabilities find and excel in mainstream jobs where they work alongside non-disabled colleagues. We have placed hundreds of people in clerical (including data entry/scanning/record keeping), mailroom/messenger, stock and shipping, porter maintenance, pet care, food service and child care positions.

Rayquan assembles and tests lighting fixtures at Edison Price Lighting in Long Island City.

Job Path graduates work in banks, retail establishments, restaurants and other organizations including: Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Modell’s Sporting Goods, Office Depot, ShopRite, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, T.J.Maxx, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens and Willner Chemists. We have also worked with law firms such as Paul Weiss, Rifkind,Wharton & Garrison; Cleary Gottlieb; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom & Affiliates, LLP; and Cahill Gordon & White. Click here for a complete list of employers.

Marc is part of the Geek Squad at Best Buy.

Our employment programs are designed to help anyone who wants to work, no matter the amount of support he or she might need. Our Supported or Customized Employment Program is designed for people who need intensive job coaching and long-term support, while our Transitional Employment Program helps people who have the ability to move into the workplace with time-limited assistance. Each person’s needs are assessed, and then they are placed in the appropriate program.

Yesenia enjoys being a stockassociate at Century 21.

Central to our employment programs is the discovery process, during which staff spend time with individuals, their families and friends, and in their neighborhoods to understand each person’s strengths, abilities and needs. Then we bring together the person, their family and others who know them well to talk about the person’s skills and create a job development plan. Our aim is to get a complete understanding, so that we are able to find a good job match. Some people spend time at a job site where they receive a stipend while trying out different job tasks. As part of the job development process, each person learns how to complete job applications and prepare for interviews. Once a person is placed on a job, Job Path provides support and coaching to help them learn the required tasks and adjust to the workplace. Job Path follows up and steps in whenever help is needed.

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