CAN DO WORK follows a unique 3-tier system that helps special needs youth and adults achieve independent living through labor force canvassing, best-fit job placement, and career development. Our emphasis on long-term job retention and career development has yielded countless opportunities for our job candidates, transforming job seekers into job keepers.
Labor Force Canvassing
CAN DO WORK’s labor force canvassing comprises unconventional business networking combined with traditional and nontraditional job search techniques, as applied to:
- Cold Call Visits With Prospective Employers (both in-person and virtual);
- Job Sampling Through Paid Internships (as opposed to free labor);
- Job Coaching (always on the job and always with employer cooperation and input);
- Job Task Simulations (when businesses are closed or to maintain acceptable work performance); and most importantly
- Market Presence (active participation in groups where business owners and business leaders regularly convene).
Best-Fit Job Placement
Job seeking and hiring for special needs people becomes most efficient and effective when they incorporate a Win-Win-Win philosophy. Job candidates win because they get appreciated for who they are and what they can do. Families win because their adult children have workplaces where they can grow, and employers win because they have the most reliable, hardest working employees on the planet.
A best-fit job placement reinforces independent learning, reduces the need for daily supervisory time, and ensures consistently acceptable job performance.
Long-term job retention represents a critical feature of best-fit employment. Modern employers often seek holistic skill sets from their workers that contribute to their daily operations. CAN DO WORK, therefore, prepares clients for jobs that may require transferability, versatility, and new skill acquisition. This makes workers viable company assets that enhance the opportunities for upward mobility.
This straight-line approach from job seeking to career development accelerates the pursuit of independent living while simultaneously enhancing self-image and valued productivity. Thriving in a supportive, best-fit workplace opens hidden doors to capabilities and interests previously unknown and undiscovered.