In partnership with San Diego Regional Center, Goodwill offers a specialized training program tailored to the needs of adults with developmental disabilities. The FREE Supported Employment Individual Placement (IP) program provides an opportunity for all willing individuals with disabilities to become employed within an integrated work setting.
GISD is committed to maintaining a stable environment where people with disabilities are empowered to maximize their employment potential by overcoming their barriers to employment. Participants in GISD’s Individual Placement receive compensation for their work directly from their employer at the prevailing wage for the specific position they perform and additionally receive all the benefits and entitlements offered to all other employees in the same position. Goodwill does not use its FLSA 14(c) certification in the payment of wages to the participants in IP and considers IP competitive employment.
Program participants must be referred by the San Diego Regional Center. Participants must also be able to meet the essential functions of the program/job with or without reasonable accommodations, work in the U.S.A. legally (proof of citizenship or immigration status required), and be free of a conviction related to violence.
Each individual participant is provided the following services:
- Accompany participants for interviews
- Job development
- Job placement assistance
- Employment services (job coaching) for intensive support
- Jobs in integrated settings
- Employer selection
- IHSP planning and review
- Goal setting
- Job-task analysis
- Coaching on grooming and hygiene
- Training on employer expectations
- Safety training
For information on eligibility for this program, please contact Ruth Davis, Supported Programs Manager, at 619-225-2200 extension 519 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.