Northern Tier Programs
Bradford - Sullivan - Susquehanna - Wyoming Counties
Community Employment & Placement Services
These services provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining a competitive job within the community to individuals who are intellectually and developmentally challenged. The jobs pay the same wage and benefits received by other employees. Individuals are trained in interviewing skills, proper hygiene, dress code and other areas of job readiness. Clients actively pursue employment with the assistance of an Employment Specialist/Job Coach by utilizing newspaper advertisements, the internet, cold calls and other leads that meet the needs, wants, and abilities of the individual. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach accompanies clients to their job and actively participates in job training and coaches the individual on all aspects of the job to ensure satisfactory performance. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach decreases work hours as the job tasks are mastered. Goodwill receives the cooperation of many area businesses, which in turn leads to the successful placement of employees in many locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.