Emily came to JVS Career & Employment looking for a part-time job that was flexible with her school schedule and located in her neighborhood. Her previous work experiences in an office and food service required support from a job coach. Job coaches can serve as advocates for people with disabilities and provide supports necessary to make the jobs manageable for the individual. Through our customized youth employment program, we were able to identify prospective employers and design an individualized position that would allow for independence and success without needing a job coach.
After a tour of the neighborhood with one of our professionals, they focused on the local Walgreens, which also happens to be Emily's favorite store. The manager agreed to meet Emily for an informal interview and was so impressed that she was offered a position on the spot. Emily has been working for almost three months and the store manager is very pleased, plus she is happy to be learning the ins and outs of her favorite store!