Job training and placement
When you're ready to make your move into the workplace, MCFI is ready to help you find a job that's just right for you. Since 1938, MCFI has been assisting people with special needs and barriers to employment to better live and work in the community. We'll help you decide what type of job you'd like to do, provide training in the skills you will need to get a job, and introduce you to potential employers. Once you're hired, we'll stand by you with workplace support services to help you keep the job.
For more information, contact Carrie Belsky, Director of Employment Services, at (414) 937-2147 or send us an email.
Vocational Evaluation: Discovery
One of the first steps will be to take a look at your unique abilities and interests. Let's talk about what you want and need, and what types of jobs match your plans for the future. Vocational Evaluation services are personalized for each person and may include:
- Academic and aptitude assessment
- On-site functional evaluations
- Career counseling - exploration and discovery
- Education and/or vocational planning
- Job trials and work experiences in the community
Supported Employment Assessment
A Supported Employment Assessment helps determine your strengths, as well as any barriers you need to overcome, both on the job and in the community. Once we have learned where you're starting from, and where you want to go, we'll work together to help you find and keep a job that matches your needs. The assessment includes written recommendations for you to become successful as a supported employee in the w
Together, we'll work on strategies to help you to be successful! You will be learning how to make the most of your abilities and how to work as part of a team. We'll help you determine whether you may need special equipment in order to work. Training will not only help you learn a skilled trade, it will also help you know what to expect when going to work in the community. You'll learn what employers expect from their employees, how to work well with others, and how to become a job candidate that employers want to hire. Every day, you will build your skills, and your confidence!
Training programs include:
- Assembly and packaging
- Food service
- Custodial service
- Caregiver training
Finding a job: Work Experience
When you are ready to make your move into the workplace, we'll help you find a place where you can gain work experience. Where? It all depends on your interests. Depending upon your needs, MCFI can help you find a job in the community, in a pre-vocational workplace, or arrange for you to work in a combination of workplace settings.
We can help you write your resume, practice interviewing and learn how to find job openings that are right for you. We'll work with you on cover letters to employers, job applications and arranging for interviews with MCFI's employer partners. MCFI Placement Specialists work closely with employers to make sure that your skills match the job's requirements. We'll also help the employer make any reasonable accommodations you may need.
Supported employment is designed for people who are able to work in a job in the community, but need long-term support to remain successfully employed. Job coaches work with clients on an ongoing basis, and clients also receive support from their case managers as long as needed. Services in Supported Employment include:
- Job development and retention
- Customized employment
- Job coaching
- Employer consultation and training
- Assistance in addressing employment-related challenges
- Implementation of adaptations and accommodations
- Soft skills training (the skills you need to become the type of employee that employers want to hire!)
Keeping your job
Just like a coach in sports, a job coach can help you become a winner in the workplace. If you need on-the-job support, a job coach will help you learn how to perform your job well. Your job coach will also work closely with your employer to help your employer work well with you!
If you want to work and want to know how your SSI/SSDI benefits will be affected, MCFI can help with a complete benefits analysis. This service helps you to understand work incentives, benefit rules, work programs and how your benefits may change once you start working.
For more information...
Contact Carrie Belsky, Director of Employment Services, at (414) 937-2147 or send us an email.