Community Employment Services

At Community Employment Services (CES), a division of WTC, the focus is on supporting and empowering people with disabilities in their journey towards meaningful employment. The WTC believes in the value of work and aims to assist individuals in finding paid jobs that are not just jobs, but opportunities to grow and thrive. And these aren’t just any jobs; they’re positions that pay equal to or even above the minimum wage!
The team at WTC acts as a bridge connecting individuals to businesses across Butte and Glenn Counties. They don’t just find job openings; they build lasting partnerships with local businesses, creating a community that values diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. It’s all about opening doors and hearts to the incredible contributions that people with disabilities can make.
But there’s more! WTC is also here to help businesses themselves. Recognizing that navigating the Americans with Disabilities Act can be tricky, they offer consultation and training to ensure businesses can welcome everyone. It’s a win-win situation – businesses get to be part of creating an inclusive community, and program participants get to enjoy fulfilling, long-term employment.
So, if you’re part of a local business or know someone with a disability who’s eager to work, think of CES. Together, they’re not just filling job vacancies; they’re building a stronger, more inclusive community. Let’s make work a place where everyone belongs!

How to Get Services!

Ready to join the Supported Employment program with Community Employment Services? Here’s your ticket in! Just make sure you tick these boxes:

Get the Green Light

You need a referral from the Far Northern Regional Center or the Department of Rehabilitation. Think of them as your backstage pass to the program.

Stay in Tune

Your behavior should be in harmony with the program’s guidelines. It’s all about creating a smooth and positive vibe here!

Team Player

You’ve got to jive well with the Community Employment Services crew. They’re a team, and teamwork makes the dream work!

Go Solo

Be ready to travel on your own. Whether it’s by bus, bike, or foot, commuting independently is key.
Check these off, and you’re all set to join their band of go-getters!

Description of Services:

Situational Assessment

Situational Assessment (SA) services are a unique opportunity for DOR consumers to explore their job potential and skills in real work environments. This service, green-lighted by a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (SVRC), is offered through a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP). It’s all about diving into the actual workplace to really understand a consumer’s current job skills or to help decide if they’re ready for employment.

Think of SA as a hands-on exploration in the real world. Consumers get to step into different job roles, experiencing them firsthand. This isn’t just about watching from the sidelines; it’s about getting actively involved in various job tasks, seeing what fits and where skills can shine. The best part? This isn’t just a learning experience; consumers earn wages while they try out these jobs.

This short-term trial work experience is more than just a test drive in the job market. It’s a chance to discover hidden talents, polish existing skills, and realistically assess employability. It’s about finding the right job match in the community, where consumers can not only work but thrive. SA opens doors to new opportunities, making it a crucial step towards successful employment.

Job Development

Job Development is all about helping individuals get ready for, find, and keep a great job. This program guides them in sharpening their job search skills, coordinating their job hunt, and spotting the right job openings. Once individuals have set their job goal, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) steps in to provide tailored job development services. This includes help with filling out job applications, connecting with local employers, landing job interviews, and securing a position that pays competitively. It’s a comprehensive process designed to support individuals every step of the way in their journey to successful employment. Think of SA as a hands-on exploration in the real world. Consumers get to step into different job roles, experiencing them firsthand. This isn’t just about watching from the sidelines; it’s about getting actively involved in various job tasks, seeing what fits and where skills can shine. The best part? This isn’t just a learning experience; consumers earn wages while they try out these jobs. This short-term trial work experience is more than just a test drive in the job market. It’s a chance to discover hidden talents, polish existing skills, and realistically assess employability. It’s about finding the right job match in the community, where consumers can not only work but thrive. SA opens doors to new opportunities, making it a crucial step towards successful employment.

Personal, Vocational, Social Adjustment

Personal, Vocational, Social Adjustment (PVSA) services, provided through the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), are here to help individuals develop or enhance the skills and behaviors needed for successful employment. This service focuses on overcoming barriers that might be in the way of achieving the goals set in their DOR Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).

PVSA is all about offering targeted, time-limited training tailored to individual needs, in the very environment where these skills are needed. These one-on-one sessions, ranging from one to four, usually happen before individuals land a job. However, they can also come into play after job placement if certain behaviors threaten job stability. The ultimate aim? To keep individuals on their job.

PVSA training focuses on eliminating or reducing barriers to employment, equipping individuals with essential skills for both securing and excelling in a job. This includes:

Workplace
Interaction

Learning how to communicate and behave appropriately in a professional setting.

Grooming
and Hygiene

Understanding the significance of personal appearance and cleanliness at work.

Financial
Skills

Gaining practical knowledge in areas like personal budgeting, benefit planning, efficient banking, and timely bill payment.

Work Habits
and Attitudes

Developing key practices such as consistent attendance, punctuality, properly managing breaks, and communicating effectively when unable to attend work (e.g., phoning in if ill).
PVSA acts as a comprehensive toolkit, not just for landing a job but for thriving in professional life.

Job Coaching

Job Coaching offers in-depth help and support for employment-related activities, with a keen focus on helping individuals adjust to and keep their job. Whether individuals prefer to receive this guidance right at their workplace or somewhere else, WTC has them covered. This service is all about providing individuals with the tools and support they need to succeed in their job. From navigating day-to-day work challenges to developing long-term career strategies, Job Coaching is tailored to fit unique needs and preferences. It’s the path to not just getting a job but making a success of it.