Job Seeker Services

Everyone deserves the opportunity to earn a paycheck and find meaning in the work they do. Our Job Seeker services provide you structured support as you navigate your employment journey.

Employment Services: Job Seeker Services

At Columbia Ability Alliance, we understand that finding meaningful employment can be challenging, especially for individuals with unique abilities and life barriers. That’s where our Job Seeker Services come in. We’re here to help you utilize your unique skills in positions that suit your abilities, while also providing local businesses with valuable, quality employees. There is no charge for employment services to individuals who are referred for service by a partner agency, such as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities Administration, Foundational Community Supports, or school districts.

We offer a comprehensive suite of services to support your journey to employment:

How It Works

Referred for Service

Individuals who qualify for Employment Services are typically referred for service from an agency. We partner with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Foundational Community Support (FCS), and our School to Work program.

Assigned a Dedicated Employment Specialist

Upon intake, you will be assigned a dedicated Employment Specialist who will work with your funding source counselor to start developing a plan to assist you in your employment journey. This process involves completing a CAA intake packet, creating a resume, and in some cases, developing an Employment Plan to use as a guide for your pathway to employment.

Develop a Person-Centered Plan

In some instances, your Employment Specialist will guide you through developing a Person-Centered Plan. This helps us learn important information about you, such as your interests, strengths, gifts, capacities, and desired employment options.

Explore Employment Opportunities

You will meet weekly with your dedicated Employment Specialist to apply for jobs and follow up with applications you have submitted. Your Employment Specialist will provide training and guidance every step of the way to ensure success!

Columbia Ability Alliance: Employment Services is proud to be accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

To learn more about our scope of services, client rights, and grievance policy, please view a copy of our Columbia Ability Alliance: Employment Services handbook here.

Take the Next Step

Ready to embark on your journey to meaningful employment? Contact us today to learn more about our Job Seeker Services.
At Columbia Ability Alliance, we’re here to empower your path to employment.

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