Local Employment Resources
Certified individual and agency providers and the County Boards of DD provide services such as supported employment, ongoing job support, job coaching, job developing and benefits planning. These services can assist an individual to work part-time or full-time in the community, either individually or as a group. For more information about services in your area, contact your local County Board of DD. Additionally, we have provided a list below of other agency providers who specialize much more in employment issues within the disability community than we do here at the DSAGC. Please feel free to explore their websites and contact them as well to gain more assistance.
Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD)
The Supported Employment Program assists people to choose, obtain and maintain employment in a variety of community settings.
Easter Seals TriState
Easter Seals TriState's workforce development services provide an individualized approach to assisting persons with disabilities and other needs to make informed choices and attain their employment aspirations. Our approach includes an array of services and supports that ultimately lead to employment. This approach is designed to identify goals, objectives, and planning needs, and providing the supports a person needs to achieve and maintain employment.
Ohio Valley Goodwill
Ohio Valley Goodwill offers comprehensive services to assist individuals with their goal for community employment from beginning stages of choosing the right vocational direction to finding the right employment opportunity and supports while in that job.
At Starfire, we believe that all people can have access to a good life filled with relationships, purpose, and meaningful contributions.
The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business led, one year school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.
NorthKey’s Adult Day Training (ADT) Centers provide vocational and daily living skills training to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Each participant works with their service team to develop individualized personal, vocational, educational and community integration goals.
The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) | Kentucky Career Center
Kentucky Career Center is Northern Kentucky’s largest and most diverse workforce resource for businesses and job seekers. The center connects job seekers to career opportunities and helps businesses meet their workforce needs.
Center for Independent Living Options (CILO)
CILO assists people with disabilities who wish to find meaningful employment by helping them develop the skills and habits that will help them to be successful. Through one-on-one coaching and job training, consumers can set their employment goals and have access to employment and vocational training opportunities. Greater Cincinnati: 513.241.2600 | Northern Kentucky: 859.341.4346
Redwood's Employment Skills Training Center is a unique educational program. Students (adults or teens) participate in computer-based training to develop essential skills and work habits for entry-level employment, employment retention, or career advancement.
Vocational Day Training
Adults learn work and workplace skills through individualized training and completion of subcontract work from local businesses. Wages are based on productivity and Federal labor laws. Life skill training and adult enrichment programs increase knowledge, skills, and breadth of experience.
Community Employment Supports
Adults explore vocational interests with an employment specialist; develop an employment plan, and access training or services to develop work and workplace skills. Job development/placement services help adults find employment that matches their preferences and skill sets. With on-site coaching, adults learn the job and build supportive relationships with coworkers. Long-term support fosters job retention through supportive services provided on an intermittent basis.
The Supported Employment program offers job placement and support to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical, and mental health disabilities. In depth, one-on-one support from Employment Specialists enables participants to learn how to get a job, specific job skills, and techniques to cooperate with co-workers and supervisors to best succeed on the job.
The Point Arc
Pre-Vocational Skills Training - The Point's Pre-Vocational Skills Training Program is a high school transition program, which uses innovative, interactive instruction to build the skills necessary to succeed in life and work.
The Zembrodt Education Center (ZEC) is an extension of The Point Arc. The center was created in order to offer even more support more children, teens, and adults with disabilities, families, and community members.
The center holds five core areas of support which hold classes and programs for children, teens, adults, and families. One of those areas of focus is:
TRANSITION: HIGH SCHOOL TO ADULTHOOD
Created to help teens and young adults explore career options, learn how to work independently and as a team, acquire leadership skills, strengthen social skills, and more. Classes are held during the school year and summer and include the following programs:
Pre-Vocational Skills (high school students in last two years)
Career Exploration (high school students in last two years)
Summer Work Experience (teens and adults)