Genesis Development Employment Services, with offices in Jefferson, Boone, Storm Lake, Winterset, Indianola, Perry and Adel, provides valuable support to clients in many Iowa counties. The Employment Services program assists individuals in obtaining and maintaining employment within their community. In partnership with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation several types of career exploration are offered.
EMPLOYMENT PLANNING SERVICES
EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
SOCIAL SECURITY COUNSELING
HOW THESE SERVICES BENEFIT BUSINESSES
Community Employment Services
Genesis Employment Services is a job placement service that specializes in matching people with disabilities to employment opportunities in the community. The objective of the multi-step program is to identify vocational interests, strengths and barriers; to learn job-seeking skills; to develop a support network of family, friends, and professionals; and to find and keep a job in the community. Supported Employment Services is provided in several phases.
Supported Employment staff assist each person in obtaining employment in the community matching their interests, abilities, and needs. Individuals receive instruction in job-search techniques, appropriate interviewing skills and how to successfully maintain a job.
Once a match is found, the new employee has the support of a job coach who assists him/her in learning his/her learning the responsibilities of the job, maintaining an acceptable work pace, and establishing a consistent work routine. The job coach will also provide training and education to the consumer's employer to develop natural supports at the work site. The job coach remains on the job with the new employee until he/she can is able to perform the job independently.
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Employment Planning Services
A variety of services fall within this category, including Community Work Site Assessments, Career Exploration, Job Shadowing Assessments and Facility Work Site Assessments. These services assist the client and the team in determining vocational options, direction, work skills, work habits and behaviors, work pace, accommodations, goals and training strategies. These services are funded through the Department of Vocational Rehabilitatio
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Employee Development Services
The purpose of Employee Development is to enhance the client’s ability to find and keep a job. Two services are available - Work Adjustment Training and Job Seeking Skills Training. Work Adjustment Training is a program that remedies negative work habits and behaviors, improves work tolerance and develops strategies to improve an individual’s ability to maintain employment. Job Seeking Skills Training teaches strategies necessary to find employment. Both services are funded through the Department of Vocational Rehab
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Social Security Benefit Counseling
Genesis Employment Services offers social security benefit counseling for individuals employed in the community. Benefit counseling includes expanding the use of social security work incentives, individual training to help individuals track their own benefits, and advocacy for those needing help in discussing concerns with their social security office.
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How These Services Benefit Businesses
Genesis matches employment opportunities with the interests, skills and abilities of the individual to produce a long-term, dependable employee. Job coaching and follow-along support for the new employee are provided by Genesis at no additional cost to the employer. This insures that the new employee is trained to meet the employer's expectations of work quality and quantity. This, in turn, reduces the need for the employer to rehire, retrain, and replace employees.
Genesis hires in compliance with the Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action and the Americans with Disabilities Act.