Frequently Asked Questions
For Job Seekers
How do I get services from Greenleaf?
In order to qualify for services from Greenleaf the following criteria should be met:
- Person must have a documented barrier to employment.
- 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.
Most participants go through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities so their services are 100% free.
What can I expect as a result of my services?
Our goal is to work with you and your support team to get you employed! We strive to do so through assessments, work experiences, and consultation with you and prospective employers.
How long does it typically take to find a job using your services?
The length of time it takes to find a job varies depending on a number of different factors, including your level of participation, the market for the type of employment you are seeking, and your qualifications and training for the job you are seeking.
What types of people benefit the most from your services?
Any individual with barriers to employment who is interested in employment support services can benefit from working with Greenleaf. Anyone who is motivated and ready to explore career options, learn job seeking skills, or look for a job is a great candidate.
What types of jobs do you find for people?
Our participants come to us looking for a wide range of jobs. We have assisted people with finding employment in professional, managerial, and entry-level positions in a variety of vocational fields.
What do your services cost?
Our services are free to you and the people we serve. We receive our funding through agreements with the State of Ohio, private entities, and philanthropy.
Are you a staffing agency?
No, we are not a staffing agency or placement firm. We do not charge a fee to the potential employees or businesses we work with. While we do match qualified individuals with disabilities and other obstacles to employment opportunities, we thoroughly vet our participants and work with them to be the leaders in their own job searches. Ultimately we want them to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to successfully land a job on their own.
How can I hire your participants?
Contact us to have a conversation with one of our Job Developers or Managers about the hiring need(s) you have. Greenleaf staff can take it from there to identify any participants we have who might be a good fit for your company.
How can you help me with accommodations for an employee?
Contact us to have a detailed discussion about your needs. Also, check out the resources about accommodations on our Resources page.
How can you help me with educating my staff and managers about inclusivity and disabilities?
Contact us to have a detailed discussion about your needs. Also, check out the resources about disabilities and inclusion on our Resources page.
What is Job Coaching? What can I expect from a Job Coach?
Job Coaching is a service designed to provide support to our participants and business partners when a new employee is starting a job or an existing employee needs some additional support. It is a time-limited approach designed to supplement the training you already provide to all of your staff that allows a person with a disability or other obstacle to employment perform a job without a lot of additional time and effort on your part.
Job Coaching can look different for everyone, as it is individualized to meet the needs presented in each unique situation. Sometimes that is support on the job site, sometimes it is off-site, often it is some combination of the two. You can expect that a Job Coach will work with you and the participant to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations are being met. They will seek feedback on your employee’s performance and what can be done to further support them and you.
They can also advise you on things like accommodations, providing natural supports in the workplace, and addressing any issues that may arise. See here for more information or contact us to speak with one of our staff members about what Job Coaching might look like for your business.
What resources do you have for my business when hiring someone with a disability/obstacle to employment?
Contact us to have a detailed discussion about your needs. Also, check out the resources on our Resources page.
What types of businesses do you work with?
All kinds! We have placed and supported our participants in every type of position imaginable over the past 27+ years. We work closely with our business partners to make sure the services we provide support your everyday operations. We customize the services we provide to meet the needs of our participants and business partners. If you’re unsure about how we can help you with your staffing and hiring needs, Contact us to have a conversation with one of our Job Developers or Managers.
Behavioral Health Case Manager testimonial
“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!”
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