Services

At Pathways2work, we provide all the necessary skills that those with challenges need in order to become successfully employed. Our intense program focuses on assessing every person’s skills, helping them to create goals, training & preparing them to have the job readiness skills they need, and then providing them with job placement. Along the way, we work to target various areas to in order to ensure they are ready to succeed in the workplace. Some of those areas include:

Career Portfolio

Everyone seeking employment needs a “tool box” of skills that they can offer to an employer. Our goal is to help each person fill that box with the right tools so that they can be successful in the job that we match them with. In doing so, we will help them create a professional career portfolio that will give them the foundation they need to enter the workplace and be successful long term.

Resume Development

A resume is often an overlooked tool that can be the golden ticket that leads someone to employment. Getting the resume right can help the person stand out in a crowd and rise above the competition. A strong resume is essential when it comes to seeking employment, so we make it a goal to help every person have one. Our team of professionals helps every candidate to create a strong professional resume that focuses on their strengths and helps them shine.

Interviewing Workshop

The interviewing process is often the most intimidating for anyone looking for employment. To help our candidates be more comfortable and successful with the process, we hold mock interview workshops, so they can gain skills and practice in being interviewed. Our workshop includes valuable time spent on video modeling and role playing, which helps to make people more at ease during a real interview with a potential employer.

Work Readiness Training (20-Hour Course)

This course focuses on employability skills training to develop resumes, interviewing skills, applying for job and social/interpersonal skills for employment. Students will receive intensive employment instructions and planning. They will be able to articulate the areas of their resume and their job interests and aptitudes.

Career Counseling

Often times, people don’t know what they want to do or what they may be capable of doing. They are not aware of the options that exist for them. Through our experienced career counseling session, we are able to help each person evaluate their skills, goals, and to understand themselves and the workplace opportunities better. We aim to help every person create short- and long-term goals that they can work toward in order to reach their overall career plans.

Benefits Counseling

Pathways 2 work has trained incentives planners. Work incentives planning includes SSA benefits, medical benefits, medication subsidies, housing subsidies, food stamps, spouse and dependent children benefits, past job retirement benefits and any other source of income. Clients are provided information and assistance about reporting earnings to SSA, housing programs, VA programs, etc., depending on the person’s benefits. 

Individualized Placement & Support (IPS)

Pathways is an IPS provider to support employment for people with behavioral health conditions & mental illness. The 8 pillars of IPS are:

1.) Individual Preferences Guide Decisions

2.) Individualized Long-Term Supports

3.) IPS is Integrated with Treatment

4.) Personalized Benefits Counseling

5.) Open to anyone who wants to work

6.) Rapid Job Search

7.) Focus on Competitive Employment

8.) Targeted Job Development

Peer Mentoring

The Self-Advocacy program includes instruction in self-determination skills and infuses mindfulness practices. Students will receive practical hands-on training in making effective choices, setting appropriate goals, active listening and conflict resolution. Training in self-advocacy is necessary to remove or minimize the barriers our youth are confronted with when obtaining employment.

CONNECTIONS Community

CONNECTIONS is a group of like-minded individuals that support mental wellness and recovery. This was brought to life by the idea that one of our basic needs as a human being is to be connected to a community of support. We want to build a safe place for individuals who are looking to build “their” community in our neighborhoods and offer them resources and services to help them create their tribe in a thoughtful and intentional manner.

Self-Advocacy Training

The Self-Advocacy program includes instruction in self-determination skills and infuses mindfulness practices. Students will receive practical hands-on training in making effective choices, setting appropriate goals, active listening and conflict resolution. Training in self-advocacy is necessary to remove or minimize the barriers our youth are confronted with when obtaining employment.

Mental Health Counseling

The Self-Advocacy program includes instruction in self-determination skills and infuses mindfulness practices. Students will receive practical hands-on training in making effective choices, setting appropriate goals, active listening and conflict resolution. Training in self-advocacy is necessary to remove or minimize the barriers our youth are confronted with when obtaining employment.

Comprehensive Vocational Evaluations

Clients receive different types of support for working a job that are based on the job, client preferences, work history, needs, etc. Supports are provided by a variety of people, including treatment team members (e.g., medication changes, social skills training, encouragement), family, friends, co-workers, (i.e., natural supports), and employment specialist.