Job Placement

The Yachad/NJCD Vocational Services program is committed to finding employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and to meeting employer’s needs with willing and able individuals.
Yachad/NJCD Vocational Services provides individualized services to each employee and employer. The Vocational Staff assesses every prospective employee and helps them find the right job for their skills and abilities. The Vocational Staff works closely with their employment partners as well, to ensure that they find individuals who fully meet their employment needs.

The Vocational Services Department serves a broad spectrum of individuals to meet a broad range of employment needs, including full-time and part-time positions.

Yachad/NJCD has placed individuals in a variety of settings, including:

  • Mailroom services
  • Law Firms
  • Stocking and Warehousing
  • Clerical Services
  • Food and Restaurant Services
  • Libraries
  • Supermarkets
  • Local Community Businesses

All employees start out with full time, on-site Job Coaches.

Job coaches are members of the Yachad/NJCD staff who are trained to:

  • Support Yachad/NJCD employees in new work situations
  • Support new employers of Yachad/NJCD clients
  • Facilitate the overall transition process
  • Build natural supports that ultimately enable Yachad/NJCD clients to succeed on their own
  • Job coaches stay as long as is necessary

Yachad/NJCD Vocational Services currently provides services to individuals age 18 or over, that have a registered disability. Vocational Services currently serves individuals that live in New York City or in New York State and are able to work in or near New York City.

All clients of the Vocational Services department also have full access to a variety of other services provided by Yachad/NJCD.

For more information on how the Department of Job Placement and Vocational Resources can help you, please contact Michael Applebaum, Acting Director of Vocational Services at 718-859-5402. or applebaumm@ou.org.

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