Using a person-centered approach, Marimor Industries – Employment Services assists individuals in their journey to find community employment. Through our many resources and services we assist in opening doors and connecting you with the right job and the right employer.
We can assist with learning more about the careers that interest the job seeker. Our Vocational Specialists can set up job shadowing experiences and informational interviews in the job seeker’s field of interest.
We can assist the potential job seeker in finding a vocational goal by learning more about them. This is an in-depth process where the Vocational Specialist learns about the job seeker’s interests and preferences and helps develop employment themes that can then be developed into the vocational goal.
Community Based Assessments
We can place the job seeker on a temporary basis in a community job to see if they like the work and assess strengths and abilities. During the Community Based Assessment the Vocational Specialist will help determine what is needed to assist the Job Seeker in being successful in a job. The job seeker is paid the current Ohio minimum wage rate during the Community Based Assessment.
Sometimes a job seeker has areas to work on prior to seeking employment, such as work tolerance, interpersonal skills, and meeting an employer’s expectations. The Vocational Specialist can assist in these areas through a Work Adjustment, which takes place in a temporary job in the community. The job seeker is paid the current Ohio minimum wage rate during the Work Adjustment.
The Work Incentive Practitioner (WIP) can help the potential job seeker to understand how their benefits will be affected by employment.
When the job seeker knows their desired career path, they are ready to start the process of looking for a job. We individualize the job search services to meet the needs and preferences of the job seeker.
We will assist the job seeker in finding employment opportunities, completing applications, developing a resume, preparing for interviews, and navigating through the hiring process. Our Vocational Specialists that provide Supported Employment Job Development are Certified Employment Support Professionals (CESP).
Job Seeking & Skills Training
Our Vocational Specialists help prepare the job seeker so they can apply, interview, and secure a job.
After the job seeker secures employment, they may need services to assist them in learning their new job and maintaining thereafter. We are able to assist in with Job Coaching and Follow Along services.
After being hired, we will help the new employee with getting started in their new position. Our Vocational Specialists will provide the support needed to lean the job tasks, developing natural supports, and meeting their employer’s expectations.
Follow Along and Support
We can support the employee throughout their career. We can assist with changes at work, negotiating pay increases and advancement, adapting to schedule changes, and learning new job tasks.
Transition Services (ages 14 – 22)
Every person should have dreams for the future. What are your dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up? What kind of life do you want to have?
We offer several options to help you get an early start toward your dreams and goals…
A fully integrated, hands-on internship program designed to obtain a goal of competitive employment in the community. For high school graduates who desire to transition to community employment.
- Learn/Work in 3 different Internships at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s
- Adding skills/internships to your resume
- A focus on soft skills and transferable work skills
- Gain responsibility and independence
- Obtain a job in the community
A collaboration between Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), Employment Services at Marimor Industries, Apollo Career Center and Mercy Health – St. Rita’s.
Summer Youth Work Experience
- Paid Work Experience w/Job Coaches
- 4 or 5 week summer program
- Learn job skills with appropriate work behaviors
- Build soft skills for work and independence
- Build your resume experience
- Practice interview skills
- Options in Grounds, Maintenance, Food Prep and Dishwash
Pre-Employment Transition Services
- Job Exploration Counseling
- Discuss career options and learn about in-demand needs
- Work- Based Learning
- Experience and gain knowledge about the workplace
- Workplace Readiness Training
- Improve social and independent living skills
- Instruction in Self-Advocacy
- Learn skills needed for greater independence
- Counseling of Post-Secondary Opportunities
- Explore training options available after graduation
- Job Exploration Counseling
Marimor Industries – Employment Services is CARF accredited in Community Employment Services. To learn more about this accreditation, please go to the CARF website at www.carf.org.
Marimor Industries Employment Services also partners with the following agencies to assure you are getting the most from available services.
ALLEN COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (ACBDD)
The Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers a full range of services beginning with in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to service coordination for individuals who are elderly. Our service and support administration staff links individuals and their families to needed services including but not limited to: preschool and school services, individual support services which can include respite care, supported residential services, vocational training, community employment, and crisis intervention.
Please click here to learn more about ACBDD.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OHIOANS WITH DISABILITIES (OOD)
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides vocational rehabilitation and other related services to eligible Ohio citizens with disabilities who seek employment. OOD promotes independence and economic self-sufficiency and determines the medical eligibility of Ohioans seeking social security benefits by agreement with the federal Social Security Administration.
Please click here to learn more about OOD.
The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development.
Please click here to learn more about Project SEARCH.