disabledperson.com is a premier Job Board for People with Disabilities since 2002. We boast over 200,000 active jobs all across the US with hundreds of new jobs posted every day from companies who are looking to hire people with disabilities. Learn more here: disABLEDperson.com
ACCES-VR Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) in New York State starts with the presumption that all individuals with disabilities can benefit from vocational rehabilitation services and should have opportunities to work in jobs integrated within their communities. Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors guide individuals through service programs & financial aid for classes they need to reach their employment goal. Learn more here: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr
American Job Centers provide job seekers, with and without disabilities, a variety of tools and services to help them get back to work. Services include training, referrals, career counseling, job listings and other similar employment-related services. Tools, many of which are available on-line, assist job seekers with career exploration, skill assessments (including identifying transferable skills), credential listings, and job openings. Customers can visit a Center in person or connect to the Center’s information through PC or kiosk remote access. You can locate your closest American Job Center at http://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/service-locator.aspx
ContainIQ – Resources for People With Disabilities Interested in Software Engineering. This guide goes over specific resources that can help those with disabilities find jobs in computer science fields such as disability-specific job boards, scholarships, events, and more. It is designed to help those with disabilities to take advantage of the available resources to start their careers in software engineering. See here: https://www.containiq.com/post/resource-disabilities-software-engineering
Employment Connection is a program of Rochester Rehabilitation that helps adults with disabilities and other disadvantages successfully find and keep jobs. To learn more, call 585.263.2690 or visit: https://www.rochesterrehab.org/employment-connection
MyPathNY.org is a new and exciting web-based tool that was developed through NYS Partnerships In Employment (NYS PIE). The website is designed to assist New York State students and young adults with disabilities towards the goal of competitive, integrated employment. MyPathNY.org is free and easy to use. Through a series of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions, the site collects information about each unique user and produces individualized reports that young adults can use to get started on their path to employment. The benefit of MyPathNY.org is that it helps users navigate the various systems and state agencies that help young adults with disabilities find and keep a job in NYS, which can often be overwhelming and confusing. Begin your search at: http://www.mypathny.org/
RochesterWorks! is a state agency that can help you find a job, change jobs or build your job skills. Call 585-258-3500, or visit: http://www.rochesterworks.org/
Monroe #1BOCES exists to educate and provide services for children through adults allowing them the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Call 585-377-4660 or visit https://www.monroe.edu/monroe to learn more.
Not sure where to start? MCC Career Coach will help you identify a college degree, career field, or job you might be interested in: https://monroecc.edu/depts/careercenter/career-exploration
SSI, SSDI and Work Incentives
Do you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or both? Would you like to work, or return to work, but have questions about the impact work will have on your cash benefits and health insurance? Here are some resources to provide information:
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance.
- Visit https://askjan.org/empl/index.htm or call (800) 526-7234 (V) or (877) 781-9403 (TTY)
- Watch JAN's 5 minute introductory YouTube video
- Ready, Set, Work
Ready, Set, Work is a summer event focusing on providing career skills to young adults in an “office-like” setting. Participants will assist Pride Plumbing of Rochester’s marketing department with day to day tasks in an effort to acquire real life work experience. The event will be held every Monday from 4pm-5pm starting September 20th and ending November 15th and will be held at GiGi’s Playhouse. Throughout the event, participants will get hands on experience in what it’s like to work on a consistent schedule. They will clock in and out of work by using timesheets, they will be asked to dress professionally, they will receive a 10 minute “break,” and they will perform tasks that will help them learn new skill sets while also building upon their own resumes. We’re so excited to continue this special programming event which will help our participants work toward careers that they are passionate about!
Please RSVP through the GIGI Play House Calendar: https://gigisplayhouse.org/rochester/calendar/
Contact Stacey Smith: StaceyL_Smith@urmc.rochester.edu or call (585) 276-7932 to add your services to this list, make changes or suggestions.