A key component to living an independent life for someone with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability (I/DD) is the ability to earn a wage and make a living. At JESPY, we pride ourselves on having a dedicated team to connecting and maintaining relationships with employers in Essex, Morris, Hudson, Somerset and Union counties to help our clients find a job that works for them.
In the Work Readiness and Employment Engagement (WREE) program clients receive:
As part of JESPY’s Pre-Vocational Services, clients who are not currently employed but are seeking to find employment opportunities may receive:
Community Activity Sites helps clients broaden their knowledge of different work venues and jobs that may be of interest to them. JESPY’s WREE team monitors the progress of each client as they develop pre-vocational skills. When ready, clients can move on to other WREE services to seek employment.
Clients are individually paired with a WREE Coordinator to provide one-on-one attention for job development and job coaching. WREE Coordinators work with clients in three stages:
JESPY House offers in-house employment for up to one (1) year through our RISE (Readiness, Independence, Supported Employment) program. In this program, clients are trained to succeed by learning the demands and expectations of the job market. Clients have the opportunity to earn a competitive wage while experiencing the work of various JESPY departments.
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT: Are you looking to hire qualified candidates? JESPY collaborates with businesses for employment in the community and other vocational development. Here’s how: