Employment/Vocational Services

Job Development and Job Hire Services

Job developers locate and/or develop a job based upon a person’s interests, abilities and the current job market. Job-seeking skills, interviewing and resume preparation services are available from the staff. Jobs are developed to meet each person’s abilities and interests.Our services are tailored specifically to the particular job and individual.

Intensive Supported Employment

Once a job is secured, Jawonio staff provides intensive job coaching services, on and off the job site, to assist in the transition period. Each individual receives assistance in: developing the supports needed for success on the job including: developing supervisory relationships, on site job training, advocacy, job site crisis intervention, case services. The staff provides continual services until the job is stabilized and the individual is moved into the follow-along phase of supported employment.

Extended Supported Employment Services

Once a person completes the initial period of supported employment, a key component to ongoing success is the follow-along services. The ongoing interventions may be routine or a response to a crisis situation. It is our practice to provide staff intervention as often as needed. Extended support services include: training, advocacy, case services, crisis intervention.

Competitive Employment

For individuals who have marketable skills and don’t need ongoing services, Jawonio offers job development, placement and limited follow-up services. This program is focused on serving the displaced worker, college graduate and individuals with good job skills.

Services for the Deaf

Jawonio offers employment services through a deafness employment specialist who works with persons who need specialized services through ASL (American Sign Language) to be transitioned on a job or need follow-along services throughout their employment period.

Jawonio Cleaning Company

Jawonio operates a commercial cleaning company with contracts in Westchester and Rockland that provides jobs with supports to individuals with disabilities. Contact Charles Ott at 914.963.9666 x315 for job or sales information.

Jawonio Document Imaging Services in collaboration with Ebiz Docs

Jawonio operates a commercial document scanning service department in Rockland County and employs individuals with disabilities. Contact Michele Curtis at 845.708.2005 for job or sales information.

Jawonio CLEAN BY STEAM

Jawonio operates a mobile hand car wash/detail service that is eco-friendly using a steam cleaning method. This business provides jobs to individuals with disabilities. Contact Michele Curtis at 845.708.2005 or michele.curtis@jawonio.org

Rockland And Westchester Counties Contacts:

Stacey Kantrowitz
Program Director, Community Employment Services
845.708.2000 x2396
stacey.kantrowitz@jawonio.org

Sheri Muth,
Division Director Employment and Day Services
845.708.2000 x2220
sheri.muth@jawonio.org


Vocational Services

Standardized Assessment

A focused evaluation for persons who have an employment/educational goal which needs to be assessed and/or explored.

Work Site Evaluation

Situational evaluations to assess work skills in Janitorial maintenance, digital imaging/microfilming and sub-contract packaging as requested.

Community-based Assessments

Job site evaluations in the community for specific job matches as authorized by ACCESS-VR

The Jawonio Work Center: (Rockland)

Offers extended employment to those participants who need a sheltered work environment. Extended employment is also available in assembly, packaging, machine operation and document destruction. Those participating may also work in temporary enclaves in the community. When work skills and behaviors improve, consumers are placed in the community.

Work Readiness: (Rockland and Westchester)

Scheduled Classes for individuals to learn about the concept of work, work ethics, appropriate social protocol and associated behaviors for success on the job.

Contact for Rockland and Westchester Counties

Carla Kandel-Rockland
845.708.2000 x1209
carla.kandel@jawonio.org

Esther White-Westchester
914.963.8666 x311
esther.white@jawonio.org

Sheri Muth
Division Director, Employment and Day Services
845.708.2000 x2220
sheri.muth@jawonio.org