What is Customized Employment?

Customized Employment is a process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both parties. Customized Employment can be divided into 3 parts: Discovery Process, Job Development, and Employment Support.

Discovery Process

Through the discovery process, the job seeker’s strengths, ideal conditions, and interests are identified. This is done through the development of a Customized Plan of Employment and the creation of a Visual Resume.

Job Development

Once the job seeker’s ideal conditions, strengths, and interests are identified, the team identifies potential places of employment that meet all three of these areas. Once potential jobs are identified, the job seeker is connected to potential employers and supported in trying out positions until they find a job that is the right fit. When trying out jobs, we work with the job seeker and employer to “fine-tune” the position, creating success for everyone.  We also problem solve with employers to identify unmet needs in their business that can be developed into a job which pays competitive wages.

Employment Support

Congratulations! As a job seeker, you have found your right-fit – you are now an employee! As an employer, you have gained an asset to your team! In the Employment Support Process, job tasks are broken down so the employee can learn one step at a time in a way that makes them successful.