Employment and Training Services

Vocational Evaluation

Career development and planning is the focus of vocational assessments. The purpose of vocational evaluation is to determine an individual's academic achievement, vocational interests, aptitudes and work habits. These are combined with work history and transferable skills so that realistic vocational goals can be identified. Students indecisive in career planning, dislocated workers or persons with functional limitations resulting from disabilities are a few examples of those who may benefit from a vocational evaluation.

Community Based Situational Assessment

Community Based Situational Assessment (CBSA) provides detailed information about an individual's performance and overall work habits. Positions are established with local employers on a temporary basis to provide a choice of sites based on vocational interest. A job coach is assigned to observe the individual's work habits during the full duration of the CBSA. Detailed information regarding the individual's performance and recommendations are provided to the individual so they may make realistic and rewarding career choices.

Employment Search Strategies

Employment search strategies (ESS) are provided one day per month in Palm Beach County.

Steps to Understanding Career Challenges Employment Seminar Series

 

The Steps to Understanding Career Challenges Employment Seminar Series (SUCCESS) is a five-week course at our Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Center that offers:

  • Job retention
  • Job search strategies
  • Resume and interviewing techniques
  • Skill set development

 

Within these modules, topics taught to our program participants include:

  • Anger management
  • Attitude, confidence and self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Creating a winning resume
  • Customer service
  • Employment applications
  • Ethics: Doing the right thing
  • Follow up in the job interviewing process
  • Following instructions
  • Getting along with others
  • Goal setting
  • Handling criticism
  • Interviewing made easy
  • Job search strategies
  • Looking good at work
  • Management styles of the boss
  • Positive work behaviors
  • Reliability and values
  • Stress management
  • Taking initiative

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Job Placement

The goal of Job Placement is to secure and maintain competitive employment that meets the interests, skills and abilities of each participant. Assisting individuals to locate employment leads, develop resumes and learn interviewing skills are just some of the services that our Employment Consultants provide. When necessary, job coaching and/or supported employment are available.


Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment Program enables people with disabilities who have not been successfully employed to secure and maintain integrated community-based employment. Supported employment focuses on a person’s abilities and provides supports the individual needs to be successful on a long-term basis. We provide training of employers and co-workers who may have never worked alongside a person with a disability, on-site job coaching, and work environment assessments to determine if job modifications would improve the employee’s productivity.

 

Ticket to Work

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is an Employment Network in the Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Program. As an Employment Network, we can assist you with the supports and services you need to get back to work, and the knowledge you need to receive the full benefits of the Ticket to Work Program. Gulfstream Goodwill Industries can help you prepare for, choose and retain employment through a unique program that allows you time to adjust to work without fear of losing medical benefits or experiencing continuing medical disability reviews.

Goodwill: Ticket to work

Job Connection

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries Job Connection has two locations in Palm Beach County offering a full menu of free career-related services for job seekers and employers, including:

Job Seeker Services

  • Individualized career counseling
  • Positive and supportive environment
  • Resume and cover letters designed and tailored to your experience
  • Access to Internet job postings, the “hidden” job market
  • Phone/Fax/Copy center for communication with employers
  • On-site interviews with employers
  • Employability skills workshops
  • Career fairs

Employer Staffing Services

Your business needs the right employees. Gulfstream Goodwill's Job Connection is ready to help with your staffing needs.

  • Long-term, short-term and seasonal employees

 

Delray Beach Job Connection

1640 N Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL 33444

(561) 278-3205

 

West Palm Beach Job Connection

4895 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

(561) 478-8824

 

For more information, please contact jobconnection@gulfstreamgoodwill.org.
 


For more information about our programs and services, contact the intake specialist at a Gulfstream Goodwill Industries rehabilitation center. Find a location near you.


Gulfstream Goodwill Industries is proud to be recognized by the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program.

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