At Horizon Goodwill Industries, we understand the challenges and concerns faced daily by people with barriers to work. We assist many people with disabilities or medical conditions who need support to find and maintain employment. Others seeking services have limited education and work experience, a criminal record, a history of substance abuse, or have lost their jobs due to changes in the economy.
Our programs and services offer help and hope for those who want to work. Every Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon, we offer an Open Enrollment program to help people look for jobs. Each participant’s service needs are different, but Horizon Goodwill offers a number of job training programs to guide you in changing your life. Our vocational services include:
1. Career Planning & Assessment
Find out what you enjoy, what your skills and abilities are, and what strengths you have that can help you in a work environment. Learn more about you in relation to defining or changing your career path.
2. Work Experience
We offer paid and unpaid work training to prepare you for competitive employment. Build and practice work skills and habits in real work environments that make you more employable. Classroom training assists you to develop behaviors and motivation. It provides you with information related to community referrals and ongoing support resources, including case management and benefits counseling.
3. Job Readiness Training
We offer group training sessions, peer support, and individual instruction for job seekers to help develop the motivation, skills, materials, and linkages needed to secure a job and stay employed. We are here to assist you to develop networks and job leads, create resumes that get attention, learn useful techniques to complete job applications and practice interviewing skills.
4. Job Placement
We offer assistance with finding employment. This helps with job development, job searching, job matching, and job placement. We will maintain contact with you after placement to ensure job satisfaction. When entering this program, you should have an established work history, identified career goals, and be prepared to work in a competitive setting.
5. Job Resource Center
Utilize our computers, phone, and fax as well as job listings and online assessments and training to explore your career options. Carry out your job search, create and post your resume, and fill out job applications. Create your cover letters, thank you letters to potential employers, and other job-related documents to help you secure employment. Reference materials and staff assistance are available to assist with these tasks.
6. Post-Employment Support
We offer job coaching, job retention services, and/or participation in peer support group activities and committees to help you adjust to a new work routine, learn new job duties, plan and manage your finances, and resolve work, social and family issues to promote your success on the job and to enhance your career prospects.
To learn more about our vocational services, call us today at 301-733-7330 or click here.