Experience an innovative approach to vocational rehab.
Weaving Differences Together by Strengthening the Fabric of the Workforce.
We Provide Job Training Services With IMPACT
We are a vocational rehabilitation agency for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment located in Columbus, Ohio. We bring together qualified job candidates with local employers to forge mutually beneficial working relationships. But we do more than just fill job openings. We help our participants enjoy greater independence and self-sufficiency while simultaneously matching employers with skilled and motivated employees. Our values spell out IMPACT – Insightful, Motivated, Professional, Adaptable, Caring, Trusted – and we take that to heart in everything we do.Our Services
How it Works
Our job placement services include pre-employment screenings, job planning, resume writing, job skills training, mock interviews, and group training sessions for students or adults. These employment services are available to you thanks to our partners: the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and other public and private organizations.
So if you or someone you know has a significant barrier to employment and are searching for work, please get in touch with us today. We can help.Contact Us
Who We Help
Individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment bring valuable experience and skills to the workplace. Sometimes, all that is needed for success is the right job fit, a little extra support, or a reasonable accommodation (i.e. a stool to sit on, modified equipment to use, or extended training). We help you and prospective employers understand what your capabilities are, what reasonable accommodations you need, and how you both can benefit from working together. Our services are available to all individuals who face significant barriers to employment.Who We Help
We help people with significant barriers to employment find jobs they love.
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
We’ll help you learn how to evaluate job descriptions and job sites to determine which ones are most appropriate for you. You can experience work trials to help you gauge your capabilities and what accommodations you may need. We can also help you educate your new employer and co-workers about your disability and how, with a few reasonable accommodations, you can get the job done. Most importantly, though, at Greenleaf you will receive support from people who understand what you are going through and who’ll encourage you along the way.
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH VISUAL OR HEARING IMPAIRMENTS
From filling out job applications to conducting in-person interviews, we help you communicate with prospective employers. If needed, we will provide transportation for you to and from interviews then aid you in making long-term transportation arrangements. We’ll help you educate prospective employers about your disability and the accommodations that will allow you complete your job duties. Mostly, though, we provide individualized support throughout your time with us.
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES
We are very sensitive to the stigma society attaches to mental illness and our services are completely confidential. We will provide you support during your job search, but prospective employers do not need to know you are working with us. If you prefer to be open about your disability, we will help you educate your employer about your disability and what accommodations you need to better conduct your job responsibilities. We can also provide you with trial work experience to build your confidence and identify the things that will help you flourish in your new position.
FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
If you have never worked before we can help you decide what kind of work is most interesting to you. We’ll provide you with trial work experience to help you learn about work and what your skills and capabilities are. We can assist you in filling out applications and conducting job interviews including providing transportation to and from potential jobs. Once you have been hired a job coach will help you learn your new job responsibilities and help you get settled in your new position.
— Kathy G, Behavioral Health Case Manager
“Greenleaf is such an awesome company! You have really put your all in on this case and [our company] would like to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! People like you, put the “Why” in what “WE” do as leaders in the community! [Participant] has reported to us that he is so happy and grateful to OOD and Greenleaf for standing by him throughout his journey of regaining his independence and restoring HOPE in his future. Awesome Job!!!”
— Charles, Blue Chip Pros
“[Job coach] did great with communication and checked in on [participant] quite often and it made the transition for starting the job the best it could be. [He] did everything he could to help.”
— J.F., Participant
“[Job Developer] went down every avenue she thought would be beneficial for me as far as looking for employment. She was understanding when it came to looking for positions that met my limitations in the beginning. She brought a lot of different ideas to the table as well. I appreciated her effort!”
— Stacey B, Parent
“Our 14 year old twins absolutely loved the Life Skills program at Greenleaf with Ms. Mary. They couldn’t wait to go each day! As their Mom, I was so impressed with all of the topics they covered: Grooming/ taking care of yourself, phone skills, Interviewing for a job, money management, etc. The Greenleaf Life Skills program not only prepared them for next summer when they begin looking for a summer job, but in the future, when they ultimately begin pursuing permanent employment. In addition, the staff was so helpful and very friendly. I would highly recommend Greenleaf; what an amazing place!”
— P & R, Parents
“We really appreciate everything that everybody at Greenleaf has done for [our son], and it was a pleasure working with you all. You have done a great service for [him] and we are very grateful for your time and efforts.”