Employment Services

The Employment Services department at Outside the Box provides job exploration, training, procurement, job coaching, and follow-along services for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities. The goal of the program is to assist our clients in accessing and succeeding in competitive employment positions. The Specialists in Employment are dedicated to helping each client increase independence.

Working closely with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services, OTB job coaching specialists take the following steps to assist our clients:

  • Discovery:  Coaches evaluate the interests, abilities, and experience of each participant and tailor the services to fit their needs and wants. This assessment process is used to discover career goals that are the best match for the individual.
  • Job Development:  Our job coaches contact local businesses to find appropriate positions.  The coaches also assist the client with the completion of applications, development of a resume, and preparation for the job interview process.
  • Job Support:  Once a position is procured, the job coach will provide on-the-job support to the client. The coach assists with onboarding and orientation, as well as gaining comfort in the workplace. The coach also assists with learning the job requirements, and facilitating natural supports with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Supported Employment Follow Along:  Coaches work with the client’s team to determine the need for follow-along services and providing long-term support on the job. This process begins after the client has been stable on the job and their case is closed with Vocational Rehabilitation Services, generally 120 days after placement. Follow Along can continue indefinitely.

 

At Outside the Box, we pride ourselves in providing services that truly are exceptional and “Outside the Box”. Our experienced and dedicated team will work hard for you. We partner with many local and National employers to help connect clients with reliable, permanent employment that offers opportunity for growth.

For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Career Services, Amy Bonner at abonner@otbonline.org.  We look forward to helping you find a position that is a great fit.  Our job is helping you succeed at yours!