For Job Seekers
What is Vocational Rehabilitation?
Forget everything you think you know about job placement agencies. Greenleaf Job Training Services isn’t a job placement agency. We don’t merely find you a job; we support you as you reach for your dreams.
Since 1995 we’ve helped thousands of job seekers with disabilities and other barriers to employment work toward their vocational goals. We do this by partnering with you to do what it takes to get the job you want.
Greenleaf services include summer youth employment programs, pre-employment training, job placement preparation for job seekers, and coaching on the job. Greenleaf Job Training Services will help you find what jobs will fit best for you, apply for jobs, learn how to wow employers during interviews, and give you support even after you’ve been hired.How It Works
Why work with Greenleaf Job Training Services?
- Our services are available FREE to referred participants.
- You enjoy 100% confidentiality.
- YOU choose your career path.
- Our staff are here to support you throughout the process
To learn more about how Greenleaf Job Training Services can help you, get in touch today.Contact Us Proof It Works
Benefits of Vocational Rehabilitation
Did you know…?
- The retention rate of employees with disabilities consistently hovers around the 80% mark – even in industries where turnover is historically high.
- 1 in 4 adults between the ages of 20-60 will at some point become disabled and possibly no longer be equipped to perform in their current job.
- Hiring individuals who have significant barriers to employment is not only personally rewarding, it can benefit your business by qualifying you for the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). The maximum tax credit for each qualified hire can range from $1,200 to $9,600. For more information on the WOTC, please visit https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/work-opportunity-tax-credit.
Partner with Greenleaf
A Social Enterprise with decades of experience serving Central Ohio employers through:
- Recruitment, candidate pre-qualification, placement, and onboarding
- Accommodation plans
- Navigating Work Opportunity Tax Credit filing
How It Works
What to Expect
Job applicants are typically referred to Greenleaf Job Training Services by a sponsoring government agency (most often the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency). If you are not connected to one of these agencies, please call us at 614-261-3110 to find out how to apply.
1. Once you have been referred to us, your services begin with a conversation. A conversation about you–what your current situation is, what your concerns are, and what you hope to achieve. Our intake specialist will make sure we know everything we need to know to help you be successful.
2. 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.
3. Next, we aid you in finding and applying for the job you want and coach you through the interview process. Our job developers support you as you make decisions about what job will be right for you.
4. Finally, we are there to help 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. Our job coaches guide you through orientation and training, make sure you get the accommodations you need, and make learning and improving on job tasks a breeze.
Once we’ve received your referral, we will call you to set up an intake. After your intake, we will match you with your employment specialist. They will be in touch to begin services as soon as possible.
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.FAQ's
Proof It Works
Greenleaf is proud of our ability to provide customized services to participants through a comprehensive process that centers on each individual and their goals. These featured case studies take a look at what services were provided to a participant and how the process worked for them. Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.
Rebuilding Stamina Case Study
Steven* (name has been changed for confidentiality) was first referred to Greenleaf to determine whether he was ready to return to work following a back injury and several years off work. His pain prevented him from doing the type of work he had done previously, and assessment was required to determine what he would be capable of doing. After an initial assessment, the Job Coach determined that Steven would benefit from a gradual return to work plan in a different work setting to assist him in developing physical stamina. At the end of his assessment, Steven was feeling confident but required some additional time to develop stamina. He participated in a Work Adjustment program, and he entered Job Development to look for competitive employment. Steven experienced a medical setback and started experiencing pain related to his previous injuries again. He re-entered a Work Adjustment program to rebuild the stamina he had previously achieved, and Job Development was put on hold while he took that necessary time. After rebuilding his stamina, he entered Job Development again. Within his first month of looking for competitive employment with the support of a Job Developer, Steven was offered not one but two positions! He received the assistance of a Job Coach to make sure he would be successful in his new position, and he is happily employed!
Customer Service Case Study
Tara* (name has been changed for confidentiality) was referred to Greenleaf needing assistance in assessing her abilities in a customer service or office position because she had not worked in 6 years. She was unsure of her abilities and received Vocational Testing. This testing let her know that customer service would be a good fit for her personality, skills, abilities, and interests. To further assess her abilities in this area, Tara participated in a work program during which she worked at the front desk of a community business, received a training stipend, and received the one-on-one assistance of a Job Coach. During the program, it was determined that Tara could benefit from Computer Skills Training. She received training in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. After all of her training was complete, Tara began to work with a Job Developer to find the perfect job fit for her. During the job search, Tara’s Job Developer worked with her on updating her resume and cover letter, improving her interviewing skills, and building her confidence in her ability to find the right job. Tara received an interview with a local restaurant and was awarded a hostess position. Tara has successfully retained her position and reported to her Job Developer that she loves her job!