What kind of help is available through the program?

What services are included in the program?

Who is eligible for the program?

Who can I contact for more information?

 

 

 

SUPPORTED Work Program

 

            This program enable individuals receiving public assistance with little or no work history to find good paying jobs in the community.  The job seeker and support staff target and solve barriers to employment such as lack of reliable transportation and child care.  Literacy and work skill assessments are conducted so that an appropriate job match can be made.  Participants also complete a series of classes in which they set personal employment goals, review work habits, and problem solve potential employment barriers.  The job seekers develop a resume and practice interviewing skills with people from the community.  In addition, participants utilize the local CareerLink and review classified ads and job postings at temporary agencies and internet  sites.  BCRC staff provides support during job preparation and for six months from the day of employment.  The program is funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development in conjunction with the Department of Public Welfare.

 

 

 What kind of help is available through the program?

 

        The program can help you to:      

        * Resolve barriers to employment such as childcare and transportation issues

        * Identify vocational strengths, interests, and aptitudes

        * Develop resumes, cover letters, and thank you letters

        * Secure applications at job sites

        * Purchase an automobile when you become employed so that you can keep working

 

What services are included in the program?

 

       The services that are included in the program are:

          ¹ Online computer skills instruction

       ¹ GED preparation courses

       ¹ Driver’s training

       ¹ Coordination of English as a second  language instruction

       ¹ Job search

       ¹ Job development

       ¹ Job coaching, as needed        

       ¹ Vocational evaluation

       ¹ Work experience

       ¹ Job shadowing

 

Who is eligible for the program?

 If you currently receive cash assistance from the Department of Public Welfare, you may be eligible. Simply contact your county assistance office case worker.

 

Who can I contact for more information?

  For more information contact:

Kelly Newhouse

 724-847-1306 ext. 402

 

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