How It Works

How It Works


Job applicants are referred to Greenleaf Job Training Services by sponsors (most often the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency). If you do not have a sponsor, please get in touch with us today to learn more.

Once you have been referred to us, your vocational rehabilitation begins with a conversation. A conversation about you--what your current situation is, what your concerns are, and what you hope to achieve.

From there, we craft a work-training program just for you. Your program will be based on your individual strengths, experiences, and interests. It may include skills testing, specific training, or meetings with people who have been successful in your desired field. Whatever your needs, our staff is here to support you.

In addition to training, we aid you in finding and applying for the job you want, coach you through the interview process, and are there for you as you get accustomed to your new position. Because our goal isn't merely to find you a job; it's to help you achieve success.


Vocational Rehab

Our mission is to provide employment support services to persons with differing abilities, so that each person may enhance those abilities to achieve greater productivity, self-sufficiency and independence. Greenleaf services include summer youth employment programs, job placement and coaching, as well as training and preparation for job seekers.

What To Expect

We help you overcome personal challenges as well as other people’s prejudices to achieve a better life for yourself. We do this by providing the education, training, and support you need to get and keep the job you want.

Frequently Asked Questions


Are you a staffing/temp agency?

Greenleaf is not a staffing/temp agency. Greenleaf is a job training services company that works with people with mental and/or physical barriers to help them find employment. While we do have contacts in the community, we do not necessarily have positions ready and waiting. We believe that the key to a long term good job fit is getting to know each of the people we work with and taking all of their unique characteristics, skills, and requirements under consideration.

How do I get services from Greenleaf?

In order to qualify for services from Greenleaf the following criteria should be met:
• Person must be diagnosed with mental handicapping condition or physical handicapping condition, or both.
• Person must be able to provide proof of ability to pay for services either personally or through an accredited agency.
• Person must be able to demonstrate the ability to control bodily functions either naturally or through accommodation.
• Person must be able to demonstrate restraint from actively aggressive behaviors.
• Person must be able to demonstrate ability to self-medicate if administering medications is necessary.
• Person must be able to demonstrate ability to communicate with others either naturally or through accommodation.
• Person must be at least 14 years old.
• Reasonable accommodations will be considered for someone that is seeking services and does not meet the above criteria.
• Entrance will be accepted when all of the above eligibility criteria are met and qualified support staff is available to provide the services which the person is seeking.

What is a Job Coach?

A Job Coach works with a Consumer on a regular basis to enhance chances of successful job placement. Job Coaches will help create job aids, demonstrate tasks, enhance or supplement training, develop time management skills, define business etiquette and behavior, and help enhance communication skills. Job Coaches will also mediate between consumer and management, advocate for reasonable accommodations, dialogue frequently with management, as well as address any management concerns with the consumer.

What is a Job Developer?

A Job Developer is a Greenleaf staff person who works directly with an individual to assist her in applying for jobs. Typically, a Job Developer will meet weekly with the individual on a one-on-one basis and review job leads, complete applications, apply for jobs, review interviewing skills, go to job sites to inquire about employment opportunities, and assist the individual with writing his resume and cover letters.

How old do I have to be to receive services?

In order to receive services from Greenleaf JTS you must be at least 14 years old.

How long does it take to get a job?

Each individual is unique and his personal situation is unique as well. It is not possible to predict how long it will take to get a job due to the individual as well as the available jobs in the specific job market. Job Placement varies from a few weeks to a few years.

What are your hours and location?

We are located at 3397 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43202 at the corner of E. North Broadway and North High Street. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM.

We are easily accessible both by bus and by highway. We are located on the #2 COTA bus line, as well as the #83 COTA bus line. By highway, we are located off the E North Broadway exit on I-71 and the E North Broadway/Olentangy River Road exit on SR-315.

If I am an ex-offender can I still receive services?

Yes. As long as you meet the other eligibility criteria, you can receive services!

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