Employment

Supported Employment - Jobs For People With Disabilities ECHO

Group Supported Employment

ECHO specializes in providing valued, meaningful community-based employment designed to maximize each individual’s opportunities in accordance with their interests. The individuals work in small groups with on-site support at businesses in the local community.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities to try a variety of work
  • Daily training and support at the worksite by qualified staff
  • Paid vacation/sick days and holidays
  • Transportation services from home to work for most participants in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties
  • Pay based on productivity using approved wage rates
  • Help in achieving individual goals
  • Opportunities to access the community
  • Advocacy support

Individualized Supported Employment

ECHO is now offering a new program, Individualized Supported Employment (ISE), to assist participants secure employment through coaching, individualized support and training. ISE is a powerful and flexible way to create employment opportunities, ensure regular employment benefits, provide ongoing support and achieve full participation and integration into the workforce and the community at-large.

 

Individuals in the program are assigned a job coach to assist with the employment process from start to finish. This involves assessing the individual’s strengths, weaknesses and job interests and assisting with skill building, resume writing, job applications and job interviews. Once in the workplace the job coach helps with learning the various job responsibilities. As the individual becomes more familiar with the position the job coach fades and only provides services as-needed to ensure the success of the individual and business partnership.

 

Please contact us at (703) 779-2100 or info@echoworks.org for more information.

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