Employment Services

As a Vocational Rehabilitation Services provider, we offer employment services that help people with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and retain employment in the community.


In considering Easterseals RISE employment services, here are a few things to know:

  • Employment services are customized based upon an individual’s needs. Services may include:

    • Résumé development and assistance with job applications

    • Prevocational skills training

    • Interview practice

    • Help identifying interests and potential jobs

    • Job coaching

  • While our goal is to place individuals in long-term employment, other opportunities to identify interests while gaining experience may include:

    • Volunteer projects

    • Job shadowing

    • Mentorships

    • Internships

    • Temporary job placements

  • We work directly with local employers to explore their staffing needs and help them understand how Easterseals RISE participants can fill those needs. This creates a dynamic collaboration that benefits both employers and job seekers.

  • The Employment Readiness Academy is a unique mentorship program  in which small groups of individuals are chosen for an intensive hands-on training experience during which they gain skills and build confidence. 


Quick Facts

Extended Services: Workplace supports help individuals succeed after they have obtained community employment.


Workplace Assistance: Personal care services during community employment hours include help with meals, hygiene and medication administration.


Ticket to Work: Easterseals RISE is designated as an Employment Network for the Ticket to Work program through the Social Security Administration.
Accreditation: Employment services is a CARF-accredited program.

Benefits to the Easterseals RISE Client

  • Career assessment

  • Training in job-seeking skills training

  • Job referrals 

  • Counseling on the impact wages will have on Social Security benefits

Benefits to the Employer

  • Careful applicant screening

  • Focused employer needs assessment

  • Job coaching

  • Technical assistance

  • No fees


Meet Brandi!

Brandi is one of our clients at RISE. She has worked at a local restaurant for 10 years through the help of RISE employment services.

"I like RISE because I like the people and the opportunities it gives me."

- Brandi