Goodwill® Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc. offers the following services to any individual with funding from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and/or Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) who resides within Frederick and Carroll Counties:
Develop unique plan based on individuals interests. This includes discovery of strengths and abilities resulting in a Positive Personal Profile and an Employment Plan.
Goodwill staff will use a variety of discovery options to obtain useful information to help the job seeker become employed. These options include but are not limited to: One-on-one interview; observation in a group/classroom setting; observation completing tasks; interview family and friends; and observations in the community. This information will be used by Goodwill’s case management staff to develop a Marketing Script. This script will be used by Goodwill’s Business Developer to target appropriate businesses with hiring needs that match the skills of the job seeker.
Job Development, Placement and Retention (JDPR) Program
Assist individuals who require support with resumes, on-line applications, job search and retention. Life skills/job readiness training/ work experience available for individuals with little or no work experience.
Microsoft Office Computer Classes
Instructor driven computer classes to increase skills in Microsoft Word and Excel. An Introduction to Computers class is also available.
Provide on-the-job coaching to ensure that the employed individual understands, and can perform, his or her job duties to the employer’s satisfaction. Note: This service is limited to 90 days unless funded by DDA for long-term services.
Family and Individual Support Services
Provide community access in a social, educational, recreational, and/or vocational setting to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of jobs do people get when we help them find work?
Most jobs are in retail, office or fast food but Goodwill only recently began to offer these services to DDA clients.
What will I need to do to get a job?
You will need to show up on time to the program when scheduled, you will need to fully participate in job readiness activities, you will need to be open to learning new things about yourself and the types of jobs available to you.
When I get a job, will I receive any services?
Staff will continue to support you at the job site as needed to help you complete your job tasks to the employer’s satisfaction.
If I receive services on the job, what will they be?
Staff will assist in training you on all tasks assigned to you by your supervisor; help you to learn new job tasks, handle workplace conflict, establish relationships with new supervisors/co-workers and work on customer service.
For more information about this service, please contact Cindy Holden at ( 301)-662-0622 x 210 or email Cholden@gimv.org.