Community Employment Services (Job Placement Services):
Assist individuals in finding the best job match, taking into consideration interests, skills, and abilities, utilizing an individualized service plan. Participants are paired with an Employment Specialist for weekly meetings to create a resume, master application, references, and cover letter, in addition to networking with employers, practicing interview skills, and other necessities for finding and keeping a job. May include -
- Job Readiness Training
- Job Development
- Follow-up and Retention Services
A program designed to meet the employment needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. The components involved are Discovery and Exploration, Job Development, Job Coaching, and Long-Term Retention.
Employee Development Services:
Assist individuals with disabilities (specifically people who are deaf, have a head injury, or a diagnosis of autism) in learning new skills and work behaviors that will lead to success in training or finding and keeping a job. Provide opportunities to develop employment interests and potential by providing employer based, realistic training in the vocational area of choice. May include -
- Goal Setting
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills Training
- Behavior Management Training
- Functional Living Skills Training
- Trial Tours of Occupational Skills Training Areas
- Community Based Exploration
- Job Readiness Training
- Job Retention Skills Training
- Employer Based Training
Organizational (Sheltered) Employment:
Provides employment and case management services to persons who are choosing a sheltered workshop setting. Participants are required to be certified eligible for sub-minimum wages through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Some of the piece-rate work experiences available include packaging, assembly, collating, and machine operation.
Missouri Work Assistance (MWA) [formerly CAP]:
Provides employment related services in 54 counties in Missouri to individuals who are receiving Temporary Assistance cash benefits from FSD. Participants are provided with vocational counseling, job readiness training, job placement assistance, and supportive services.
Careers in Transition (CIT):
Assists unemployed and underemployed members of the Jewish Community in all phases of the job search process.
Transition from School to Work:
Provides high school students the skills and work experiences to prepare them for successful employment and service linkages after graduation.
WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program:
A job readiness training and placement program for residents of the Missouri counties of Jefferson, Franklin, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Iron, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Giradeau, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Adair, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Pike, Montgomery, and Lincoln
WIA Youth Program:
Provides youth with appropriate vocational goals, work experience, group education, job development and placement services. Sites are located in St. Louis City; the Illinois counties of Bond, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Washington, Clinton; and the Missouri counties of St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Iron, Madison, Bollinger, Cape Giradeau, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, and Pemiscot.
- Placement Services at all Career Centers
- Supported Job Development at all Career Centers
- Career Assistance Program in the following counties: Washington, Jefferson, Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, St. Louis, St. Charles
- Adult/Dislocated Workers in the following counties: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Stoddard, throughout most of Southeast Missouri