NEW FRONTIERS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
New Frontiers continues to provide employment services and follow along services to individuals with disabilities in our community. Our services are client centered, and based on the needs and goals of the individual. Through a detailed assessment, our staff gets to know the person, and therefore is better equipped to assist with not only a job, but hopefully a path towards a career. To mention a few services, we assist with resume’ writing, mock interviews, job search, assistance with completing applications, job coaching and follow along services to ensure job retention. New Frontiers believes that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to work in the community they live and play in.
“I HAVE STRIVED FOR INDEPENDENCE”
New Frontiers strives to build strong employer relationships within our community, while continually striving to develop new opportunities for partnerships. We appreciate all the support our community members and employers offer to help make our mission a reality. This year, one of our new partnerships is with SMC-Superior Maintenance CO., a vendor for Toyota. SMC has hired two of our enclave member’s. Pictured here is Katlin Slough, she works Blue Shift for SMC and has been employed for three months. Katlin worked in the enclave since its conception three years ago and is very excited to have this opportunity for competitive employment. Toyota and SMC have put time and money into making accommodations for Katlin, allowing her to perform her job more accurately.
In collaboration with Gibson General Hospital, Students, Gibson County Special Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at IU, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital/Project Search National, we are getting excited about kicking off the 2017-2018 year. Project Search provides students with the opportunity to gain marketable skills needed to gain community employment. Students in their last year of High School can choose to apply to participate in Project Search. If accepted into the program, the students participate in a non paid internship offering 2-3 rotations within the Hospital setting at Gibson General. They will also participate in classroom activities with a focus on job issues, concerns, and the importance of building a resume’. Students choose to participate in Project Search as an alternative to attending traditional classes at their respective school.
Community Placement Manager