Employment Programs

Our program allows our young adults to gain training and job experience in a setting that is selected based on their interests and abilities. All levels (Centered Based, Group Supported & Individual) are supported with a Milemarkers Job Coach in which we work close with the member, the members family and the members support coordinator, thus insuring the best possible needs and support for the members success.

Center Based Employment

This service provides members a healthy, safe, and supervised work environment. Milemarkers pays members in accordance with State & Federal law for work the members perform in a sheltered workshop or in the community. Work can include paper shredding, bulk mailing or clerical.

 

Group Supported Employment (GSE)

This service provides long-term, ongoing support services for an employed individual. GSE provides members with an on-site supervised work environment in a community employment setting. Members are paid by Milemarkers for work performed in accordance with State and Federal law. Members work in a group with a job coach on one of Milemarkers contracted locations to provide services such as landscape maintenance, janitorial services, restaurant services or laundry services.

 

Individual Supported Employment

This time-limited service provides regular contacts at an individual job site with the employed member and/o with the employer. This service is intended to help the member develop the specific on-the-job skills necessary for successful employment and may also include job search when such services are not available through the Rehabilitation Services Administration/ Vocational Rehabilitation program.

 

Transition to Employment (TTE)

This program provides extra training and or education to members who have graduated high school or who will soon be graduating high school and getting jobs. The transition training is a curriculum based program providing pre-employment knowledge and skills to help students and young adults transition into a work setting and to help individuals realize vocational goals after exiting school. This program provides an understanding of the workforce culture and allows individuals with developmental disabilities to gain non-task related skills and behaviors that will help them in adult life, after school ends.

Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (respectively “Title VI” and “Title VII”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Milemarkers prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability. Milemarkers must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, Milemarkers must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that Milemarkers will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Milemarkers at 928.854.5439 Para obtener este documento en otro formato u obtener información adicional sobre esta política, Milemarkers at 928.854.5439.