New Frontiers Employment Services

 

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 if applicable, to ensure job retention. New Frontiers believes that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to work in the community they live and play in.

This opportunity has allowed me to be more independent, experience new things and grow as a person.”

                                                                               Elijah Caldwell

 

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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.

New Frontiers client Elijah Caldwell has been working full-time in our Transitional Training Center at Toyota for the past several months. Elijah’s goal was to work for Aerotek and eventually Toyota. Elijah has faced every challenge and has passed every process to meet this goal. He passed the online test, the Day of Work, the interview, the silo and the physical and is now in the pool to be hired on with AROTEC. Elijah’s goal is attainable due to Toyota embracing and supporting hiring individuals with disabilities. This office as well as all staff at The Arc of Gibson County are very proud of Elijah, his hard work, dedication and continued work to improve himself. We wish you the best of luck as you enter this new journey.

 

PROJECT SEARCH

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 2018-2019 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.

 

Johnda Knight

Community Placement Manager