The employment specialist is the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to an individual’s services with Judson Center. Referral information and an initial meeting with the individual will typically yield pertinent information regarding a number of critical variables: (a) strengths; (b) work-related skills/abilities; (c) job preferences; (d) interpersonal skills; (e) individual learning style; and (f) logistical considerations. From these inputs and in collaboration with all concerned, employment objectives are developed and job goals identified.
Job development involves matching the skills/abilities/interests of the individual prospects to opportunities with community based employers. Judson employs the knowledge/expertise of dedicated job developers who are continuously prospecting and developing new employment options for the persons served. The job development function also entails an advocacy and education role with an expanding employer base on behalf of persons with disabilities, as well as identification of new opportunities.Ideally, we have an opportunity to play a meaningful role in both the current and future business needs of employers.
A job coach is assigned to work with the individual at the job site. The job coach’s role is to assist the individual in learning all aspects of the job and becoming productive and proficient in performing the duties/tasks. Additionally, they may be instrumental in helping the individual assimilate to the new work environment and developing positive relationships in the workplace.
Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.