Creating jobs that deliver value, meaning and benefits to all.
Customized Employment focuses efforts on matching an employee’s abilities, strengths, interests and requirements with a job that meets the employer’s needs. This highly personalized process forms a strong alliance between the employee, employer and AtWork! Employment Consultant, creating jobs that deliver value, meaning and benefits to all.
The first step is a free, no obligation workplace assessment. Our trained employment consultants meet with a potential employer to get a feeling for what they do and how they do it. We observe the business and then discuss where we think our services would best meet the business need.
From there, we work with the employer to either fill a open job they already have, or to create a customized job description that considers the potential employee’s skills, interests and abilities, and aligns with the employer’s needs, for a best-fit opportunity.
Once a job is identified, the AtWork! Employment Consultant:
- Helps the new hire learn and perform the specific tasks of his or her job.
- Coaches the employee in understanding the company culture.
- Clarifies job expectations for the employee, employer and support team.
- Communicates any reasonable accommodations required.
At an agreed-upon time, responsibility for support can transfer from the AtWork! Employment Consultant to the workplace if the employer feels that the employee is ready. We will reduce our presence to allow the employee to gain independence and become part of the team, but will continue to check in as needed. When job duties change or responsibilities are added, the employee’s consultant will step back in for additional training or coaching. Or, if the employee continues to need on-the-job support, AtWork! will provide regular coaching and support services to ensure the ongoing success of the partnership for as long as the employer and/or employee feel it is necessary.
Employees with disabilities can be committed and dedicated members of your team. Find out how your business can benefit from Customized Employment by contacting Lisa Latchford, Director of Employment Services. Or call 425-274-4000.