The WORCcenter has been successfully helping individuals with disabilities obtain jobs for more than 25 years. The WORCcenter staff understands the importance of employment. We will work with you to search for and find a good job match.
Our experienced employment specialists can assist you with:
- Employment Information
- Identification of your employment goals
- Development of a professional resume
- Identification of potential job openings
- Completion of job applications
- Employment interview techniques
WORCcenter staff members are in frequent contact with employers and business organizations throughout the business community. These employment specialists will promote you and your skills to employers and provide you with job leads.
Working for you, our staff coordinates with the Missoula Job Service and other employment agencies. They will provide you support and advocacy for you. Assistance may include coordination of on-th-job training and tax credits. Follow-up services are also offered.
A vocational evaluation is a series of tests and work samples designed to determine your current abilities. If you are not sure what job direction to take, or if you have an idea about work but need to see if it is reasonable, you would benefit from the evaluation.
The evaluation takes place in a comfortable setting with typically no more than four participants at one time. Generally, you are allowed to work at your own pace. Skills, interests and work behaviors are assessed. The evaluation is not designed for pass or fail, but your performance helps to identify your skills and is used to determine job possibilities. Combining your interests and your abilities, you can begin to make decisions about your employment future.
Jobs are not chosen for you. Rather, you work with the evaluator to determine occupations that would be a good match.
There are times when additional evaluation or work experience is provided through our Community-Based Experience. A job site is selected with you at a local business. You will have an opportunity to demonstrate your skills and abilities on the job. During this short-term process you will be given weekly information about your performance and potential for competitive work.
If you need additional assistance because of the nature of your disability, Suported Employment may be an option. This program provides long-term support. Our job coach can assist you with learning and maintaining your job.
Job development is provided. We contact employers and help them to recognize your abilities.