Supported Employment Programs
Job Training Programs for Adults with Disabilities
Our employment programs are designed to give you a kick-start towards your future, preparing you for the workplace and achieving your goals of employment and independence.
Our programs focus on:
- dedicated job coach
- customized job placement
- on-site job training
- classroom training
- resume and interview assistance
- transportation assistance
- resources for benefits while working
- individual and group work training
- volunteer opportunities
We use a person-centered approach to our services and work to understand the unique desires and strengths of each individual. Take our quiz to find the right program for you, or browse our programs below.
Supported Employment Program
Independent job placement with drop-in support
We provide job development and job coaching to individuals that want to obtain competitive employment. Individuals that receive these services work with an employment specialist to determine their unique interests and strengths as well as their challenges and growth opportunities. This informs the job development process and helps increase the likelihood that job placements will be successful. Once a job placement is secured, the employment specialist provides follow along job coaching which consists of drop-in supports and employment counseling as needed. Individuals who are successful in this program are motivated to work and are flexible working in various types of environments.
Customized Employment Program
Discover unique talents and abilities for customized job placement
We provide a customized approach to employment for individuals that want more support on their path to competitive employment. This approach works well for individuals that have a high level of specificity in the type of environment they want or need to work in. This approach uses a process called discovery to uncover the strengths, interests, needs and ideal work conditions of the job seeker. These attributes are utilized to find an ideal match between the job seeker and a community employer. The customized approach is an intensive process that involves discovering who the person is and then identifying businesses that have a need for that person’s unique capabilities.
Community Exploration Program (CEP)
Group community learning, volunteering, and internships
CEP helps set individuals on the path to employment through participation in a variety of community learning activities that increase marketable and adaptive skills. Individuals in CEP volunteer at a number of community-based sites throughout Prince Georges and Montgomery County Region. Individuals in CEP play an active role in developing their own volunteer schedule. Recreational activities are also included in the schedule on a regular basis and include fitness, art and museum visits.
Classroom learning and work training
Our pre-employment programs help individuals develop marketable skills through classroom instruction and safety skill development. Recreational activities are also included. Pre-employment takes place in a facility-based setting.
Opportunities, Inc. will provide excellence in vocational, social and adaptive skill development to help adults with disabilities achieve their fullest potential for independence and self-confidence.
All people with disabilities will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful employment opportunities and be fully contributing members of their communities.