Everyone deserves to feel purposeful and valued.
Maybe you’ve been out of work for years, and you’re unsure if paid work will threaten your benefits. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll get fired if your employer finds out you have HIV. Or maybe you’re simply unsure of what you want to do with your life.
Working Choices is CAP’s employment assistance program. It is a personalized and holistic approach to helping you find work, whether it’s getting your GED, learning to write a stellar resume, or finding job leads. Even if you have a challenging work history or have tried other vocational rehabilitation programs with little success, we’ve got you covered.
Working Choices programs include:
- Open Lab
- Coming in the Fall, five days a week at the Client Service Center. Open Lab is a self-directed job search session that aims to serve as a mini one-stop career center. Available resources include computers (internet access, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint), phone, fax, and photocopies. Staff are available to assist you with all aspects of job search — résumé, cover letter, online application, and more.
- Job Club
- Group meetings coming in the Fall. Job Club is an opportunity to network with your peers, gain helpful occupational information, share job leads, and learn new skills and strategies. We will also occasionally feature guest speakers and employers to present on employment topics. You are welcome to come early! The meeting room is open at 9:30am for pre-meeting networking and light breakfast.
- Career Exploration
- Small group workshop, call CAP for times. The Career Exploration process walks participants through creating career “maps” that lay out life history, accomplishments, strengths, gifts and capacities. From there, we are able to generate possible job titles and follow up with a resource planning appointment to meet employment goals. This small group workshop requires prior registration so please call the office to register and find out when the next group meets. View the events calendar to find out when groups meet and workshops are held.
Employment assistance programs will begin in the Fall of 2015.