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    Programs that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of community-based settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client to interface with the employer and other employees, and provide training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment. Included are individual placement models in which a job coach works on-the-job with a single individual and group models such as enclaves (which are self-contained work units of people needing support) and mobile work crews, in which a group of workers with disabilities receives continuous support and supervision from supported employment personnel. In the enclave model, groups of people with disabilities are trained to work as a team alongside employees in the host business supported by a specially trained on-site supervisor, who may work either for the host company or the placement agency. A variation of the enclave approach is called the "dispersed enclave" and is used in service industries (e.g., restaurants and hotels). Each person works on a separate job, and the group is dispersed throughout the company. In the mobile work crew model, a small team of people with disabilities works as a self-contained business and undertakes contract work such as landscaping and gardening projects. The crew works at various locations in a variety of settings within the community under the supervision of a job coach.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Education/Training ServicesProvides the necessary services to help individuals with developmental disabilities gain greater independence through job training. Services include job assessment, specialized and general job training, and interview skills. Also will have job coaches and other support needs as they begin working.EssexEMPLOYMENT TRAINING SERVICESMOUNTAIN LAKE SERVICES
    Education/Training ServicesGreatFinds, a thrift boutique for women in Albany is a vocational training center for individuals who want to enter or re-enter the workforce. Trainees learn standard business practices, use equipment common in the retail industry, handle customer requests and are involved in many aspects of running the store.AlbanyGREATFINDSEQUINOX
    Employment ServicesProvides an employment network of services to help individuals with mental, emotional, physical or learning disabilities to attain work. Services include supported employment, job development, job coaching, pre-employment skills, and more.EssexADIRONDACK EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN ESSEX COUNTY
    Employment ServicesAlpha Career Options (the Supported Employment Program) assists individuals who have a variety of disabilities by securing competitive positions in the community. They provide intensive job preparation, job development, placement, orientation, assessment and travel training. SaratogaALPHA CAREER OPTIONSSARATOGA BRIDGES
    Employment ServicesThis program provides training and support to students with developmental disabilities. Offers different levels of education programs with varying degrees of support to help students develop the skills they will need to live, learn and earn within the community. Programs also include transition support, job placement, life skills, transportation, etc.ClintonCAREER PATHWAYSCHAMPLAIN VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (CV-TEC, SPECIAL EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES)
    Employment ServicesRiverside Enterprises Employment Services assists people with developmental disabilities to become successfully employed in the community. Job placements are done on an individualized basis to provide the best possible match between the person's needs, interests, skills, and the job site. RensselaerEMPLOYMENT SERVICESNYSARC - RENSSELAER COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesSupported Employment specializes in job placement and job retention services for individuals with disabilities or other barriers. WarrenEMPLOYMENT SERVICES - SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTCOMMUNITY, WORK AND INDEPENDENCE
    Employment ServicesEmployment Resources support individuals in order to prepare for, find and retain jobs. We specialize in working with people who have difficulty finding a job, people with disabilities and people who are receiving temporary assistance and/or food stamps. We provide support with job readiness training; placement in competitive industry; follow-up employment supports including job coaches; finding child care, transportation or appropriate clothing for work; and assistance with other personal needs.FultonEMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS PROGRAMLEXINGTON - FULTON COUNTY CHAPTER NYSARC
    Employment ServicesOffers thrift stores which provides supportive employment and job training for adults with mental illness, in retail work experience.FultonHANDY UPS AND DOWNS THRIFT STORESMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION IN FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES
    Employment ServicesNew Directions Employment Services offers transitioning students and adults with disabilities living in Schenectady County assistance in finding and maintaining community-based employment. Services include career assessment, job finding, job placement, job coaching and ongoing follow-along services. Individual and group placement opportunities are available, the latter being appropriate for individuals who require a greater level of structure and supervision to maintain employment.SchenectadyNEW DIRECTIONS EMPLOYMENT SERVICESNYSARC - SCHENECTADY COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesPine Ridge Industries is a sheltered workshop, providing adults with developmental disabilities a wide range of paid work activities ranging from packaging, assembly and collation of large mailings to light manufacturing. Pine Ridge Industries also provides its consumers with a variety of community-based, group work opportunities. Participants receive supportive services necessary to maintain employment. SchenectadySHELTERED EMPLOYMENT SERVICESNYSARC - SCHENECTADY COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesSupported Employment facilitates competitive work in integrated work settings for individuals with most severe disabilities for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, and who, because of the nature and severity of their disability, need ongoing support services in order to perform their job. Supported employment provides assistance on and off the job site such as tailored job coaching, employment counseling, advocacy, specialized job training, ongoing extended support services and re-placement as needed. Supported employment provides an avenue to assist people in achieving greater independence and self-esteem through integrated competitive employment.AlbanySUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTNORTHEAST CAREER PLANNING
    Employment ServicesMontgomery NYSARC provides vocational and supported employment services to individuals with disabilities and others in need. MontgomerySUPPORTED EMPLOYMENTNYSARC - MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesHelping people with Developmental disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment in the community. Exploring vocational alternatives and building vocational skills for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. ColumbiaSUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT AND VOCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAMNYSARC - COLUMBIA COUNTY CHAPTER (COARC)
    Employment ServicesProgram finds paid, meaningful work in a variety of integrated mainstream settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each person to provide supportive assistance with the employer and other employees, training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment.UlsterSUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMARC OF ULSTER-GREENE
    Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesProvides an individualized program, based on the level of severity for individuals with developmental disabilities. Services include educational, vocational, habilitative, supportive employment, socialization, and life skills training.FranklinDAY SERVICESSUNMOUNT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES OFFICE (DDSO)

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