OUR Services 

What We Provide

Our services are designed to help older students and adults living with disabilities to find their own strengths and build the confidence necessary to find the right job.  Hope Services contributes to today’s diverse and growing business community by bringing together two key groups:

  • First, people with disabilities are an overlooked and underused talent pool who are available, flexible, and motivated.​
  • Second, employers are continually seeking workers who are loyal, dependable, and productive.​

Hope Services helps both groups by connecting people with opportunities. Our professional team partners with Vocational Rehabilitation in offering a wide range of job-search and training programs.

Vocational Evaluations

Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation: This is a standard vocational evaluation that considers aptitudes, interests, skills, and ability assessments to determine appropriate job goals for clients. Work Site Evaluation: These evaluations include exploration of career fields specific to individuals, as well as observation of social and work behaviors (positive and negative), and documentation of client reactions when completing tasks in the workplace.

On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a partnership between job seekers and employers that is carefully arranged and managed by our Employment Specialists. OJT is a PAID job experience for our clients to develop skills needed to realize their career goals in a real work environment. It also enables businesses to increase their productivity without incurring additional expenses.

PRE-PLACEMENT TRAINING

A structured, interactive in-person or online 20-hour course that includes:

  • Resume writing and interviewing skills
  • Searching and applying for jobs
  • Managing employer contacts
  • Navigating public transportation
  • Understanding orientation and benefits
  • Handling conflicts and workplace etiquette
  • Managing anxiety

Work Incentive Planning and Assistance

Known as WIPA, this service provides in-depth counseling about how to balance and maximize job income and Social Security benefits.

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

Counseling with mental health professionals promote mental and emotional health and well-being.

Employment Services

We help job seekers with disabilities find competitive employment opportunities. Our team members give individual attention to their clients, including resume development, job application and interview preparation.

Supported Employment

We prepare job seekers with guidance and support in their job search and working life. We assist with resumes, applications, interviews, and negotiating reasonable workplace accommodations. In addition, we provide the necessary tools for social integration with co-workers and navigating public transportation.

YOUTH PRE-EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

(Age 14 through transition)

Pre-Employment Transition Services are designed for youth. These services provide the knowledge necessary to find a career, assist with first time work experiences, and finding a job after high school. Services are individualized to develop skills and explore career goals including:

  • Work Based Learning Experience, WBLE
  • Work Readiness Training
  • Self-Advocacy Training

WORK BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Work Based Learning Experiences (WBLE) are multiple opportunities for real life PAID work training. These partnerships are carefully arranged and managed by our Employment Specialists and provide work experience for our clients to develop skills needed to realize their career goals in a work environment. It also enables businesses to increase their productivity without incurring additional expenses.

WORK READINESS TRAINING

Work Readiness Training is a structured, interactive in-person or online 20-hour course that includes:

  • Resume writing and interviewing skills
  • Searching and applying for jobs
  • Managing employer contacts
  • Navigating public transportation
  • Understanding orientation and benefits
  • Handling conflicts and workplace etiquette
  • Managing anxiety

SELF-ADVOCACY TRAINING

Self-Advocacy Training is a two-course training program to prepare students to communicate effectively about their strengths, abilities, interests and needs when interviewing with potential employers or applying to trade schools, colleges, or universities.

Looking for a job?

Our goal at Hope Services is to give people with disabilities the chance to succeed and find fulfillment as working adults.  Hope Services provides a strategic and well-resourced process that helps identify the kind of employment services that best fits each client. Additionally, Hope Services helps provide training that assists in candidates learning self-advocacy to ensure a higher success rate and better satisfaction in job placement.  Once a candidate is eligible to receive services from VR (Vocational Rehabilitation) or the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the candidate must ask to be referred to Hope Services, who immediately begins processing them as a client.

Trying to find great people?

When you partner with Hope Services, we can not only provide pre-qualified job candidates that help fit the needs of your business, but you’ll receive numerous incentives to pave the way for someone to find job fulfillment at your workplace.  Click the link below to see what kind of incentives are offered to businesses when they hire persons with disabilities.