Employment Services, LLP is a Louisville-based agency that provides
customized recruitment and retention services to disabled job-seekers
by matching job seekers' skills, interests, and abilities with the
needs of local employers. We specialize in helping job seekers with a
range of needs in finding meaningful, competitive employment. All of
our clients are referred to us through the Office of Vocational
We are proud members of the Kentucky Coalition for Workforce Diversity and the Kentucky Association of People Supporting Employment (KY-APSE).
WORKING WITH WINDROSE...
primarily work with clients who are participating in one of two OVR
(Voc Rehab) programs -- Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) and
Supported Employment (SE). The support a job seeker receives from our
agency during the time we work together will look and feel fairly
similar, regardless of the program. However, the program type will
determine how long a job continues to receive support from us after
they have successfully found stable employment.
job seekers receive support for 90 days. If their employment is
stable, our services are no longer needed, and their case is closed.
job seekers continue to receive "long-term support" beyond 90 days of
stable employment, for as long as they continue working (at the current
job or elsewhere, if a change is necessary). Windrose will help
support employment transitions, as needed, throughout the individual's
BENEFITS of WORKING WITH US ...
BOTH cases, there are significant benefits to job seekers AND employers
when Employment Specialists (or "Job Coaches," as we are often called)
are helping clients find and keep work.
|HOW IT HELPS EMPLOYERS||HOW IT HELPS JOB SEEKERS|
benefit from greater workforce diversity, and their bottom lines are
positively impacted by the support that the job seeker receives. Some
specific benefits that employers typically receive include:||Regardless
of the severity of disability, any person who desires to work CAN work.
The job seeker is limited only by his or her community’s level of
knowledge or resources, not by the disability itself. Supported
Employment allows people, often viewed “unable to work,” the
opportunity to join the local workforce and contribute their skills and
talents. Supported Employment provides the support needed to: |
coaching - The supported employee typically receives additional
on-the-job training from their Employment Specialist (Job Coach) until
the new employee is comfortable in their new role.
turnover - The process of Person Centered Job Selection (in SE cases)
helps ensure the right fit between the supported employee and the job
for which they have been hired. Employment Specialists take care in
making sure the culture of the company is also a good fit for the job
seeker. For these (and other) reasons, supported employees tend to have
higher retention rates, which means less expense for the employer.
credits - The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is available to employers who
hire employees who receive support through the Office of Vocational
Rehabilitation (OVR) and an agency like Windrose.
diversity in the workplace - Having a wider range of backgrounds and
abilities within a company means that the employer benefits from the
multiple persectives offered by individuals.
- Improved customer
loyalty - About 1 in 10 Americans has a loved one with a disability,
and they tend to be more loyal to businesses with a proven track record
- No cost to the employer - All of these benefits
are free to employers. Payment for ALL services occurs between the OVR
- figure out what a good job looks like
- secure employment
- learn the job and become connected with co-workers
- provide long term supports while in that job (SE clients)
- ease transitions during advancements or finding a new position (SE clients)
Specialists can also help the job seeker learn the "soft skills" that
are needed to be a successful employee in today's workforce. We help
job seekers develop a solid work ethic; develop positive relationships
with supervisors, co-workers, and customers/clients; and figure out
appropriate solutions for transportation and childcare.