The Centers for Habilitation

Employment Services

Group Supported Employment (GSE)

GSE provides long-term support for individuals working in an on-site supervised environment with a support ratio of up to 1:6. Qualified job coaches work closely with individuals for employment success. (Transportation Available)

Individual Supported Employment (ISE)

ISE provides job assistance for individuals that obtain independent employment. An Employment Support Aide (ESA) provides ongoing one-to-one support for job retention.

Transition to Employment (TTE)

TTE is a specialized unpaid training program designed to provide the necessary skills for competitive employment. The class is a program that lasts up to one year with a student-teacher ratio of 1:4. (Transportation Available)

Pre-Employment Training Services (PreETS)

PreETS is a series of 5 workshops designed to prepare high school students for transition prior to graduation.  The workshops are held after school for students ages (14-22) with one or more disabilities who are enrolled in secondary, postsecondary or other recognized education programs, including vocational rehabilitation.  The following workshops are offered at a minimum of one training per month (Job Exploration Counseling, Work-Based Learning Experience, Counseling on Post-Secondary Education, Workplace Readiness Skills Training to develop social and independent living skills, and Instruction on Self-Advocacy.

Disability Related Employment Services/Work Adjustment Training

This program caters to individuals who wish to gain or maintain employment.  Working side-by-side with an Employment Specialist or Vocational Coach, the individual receives support in job readiness, job development, job placement, and job retention.  Services can include supported employment, group supported employment, and post-employment assistance.

Work adjustment training services are utilized to provide extensive preparation for employment by teaching core work readiness/employability skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining employment as well as successful work behaviors and performance.  Short-term work trial experiences take place in a real work environment that can be facility based or community based, paid or unpaid.

Our Goals

  • Provide diverse work sites for individuals with disabilities to experience professional relationships within an employment setting.
  • Advocate for individuals with disabilities to obtain meaningful and sustainable competitive employment.
  • Create awareness through community and business partnerships that foster competitive employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Develop, expand and maintain relationships with local and corporate businesses.

Job Development

  • Assessments and Interest tests
  • Interview strategies
  • Resume building and updating
  • Job searching and networking
  • Preparing for and completing applications
  • Provide guidance and direction towards employment goals
  • Person centered employment plans
  • Regular and consistent employment readiness sessions

Career Counseling

  • Job site support
  • Liaison between employers and members
  • Customized employment support available up to a year after a member is hired
  • Regular check-ins and reviews with the team
  • Provide training and education to support employers

Eligibility Requirements

  • A desire to be employed
  • Working towards independence
  • Ability to be safe to self and others
  • Funded through DES/DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities), Vocational Rehabilitation, Ticket to Work, or private pay

Obtain Funding

 DES/DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities)
(602) 542-0419
(866) 229-5553 (toll free)

DES/RSA/VR (Vocational Rehabilitation)
(602) 266-9206
(800) 563-1221 (toll free)

Ticket to Work
1-866-968-7842

Private Pay
TCH Employment Services
(480) 730-4216

For more information on our Job Training Program, please call TCH Employment Services at (480) 730-4126.

Other Support Services