Employment Services for People with Disabilities

AIM Services, Inc. offers a variety of employment services for those that are looking to:

  • Improve their skills
  • Explore different fields
  • Obtain and maintain competitive employment
  • Achieve self-employment

Employment Services are offered in three ways:

Community Prevoc

This is a service provided to people that are looking to explore and develop their employment skills. Volunteer activities are coordinated based on interests, strengths and abilities. AIM Services utilizes a Ready, Set, Work curriculum to further enhance the skills that are learned while volunteering in the community.

Ready, Set, Set work is a 32-unit curriculum that teaches working skills; constructing a resume, interview tips and tricks, co-worker relationships, talking to your boss, etc.

Pathway to Employment

This service is intended to provide an opportunity to explore employment, and is a time-limited service of 1 year or 278 hours.

A discovery process is done to learn about your strengths, interests, and what work means to you. Based on this, a variety of internships are developed to explore different opportunities.

At the end of the service, a collaborative recommendation with Adult Career & Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is made about what the next best option for service would be.

Supported Employment (SEMP)

This is a service focused on maintaining competitive integrated employment, and is delivered in two phases; Intensive and Extended. The service can also assist you with exploring Self Employment options.

  • Intensive – focuses on job development and supporting you on interviews, resume development, and obtaining a job.
  • Extended – focuses on maintaining competitive integrated employment. Activities can include learning new skills, co-worker relationships and communicating with your supervisor.

Within SEMP is a service called Employee Training Program (ETP). This is a time-limited support that allows a business to hire a person with a disability while the state pays the wages of the person while they learn their job.

AIM Services, Inc. operates an integrated worksite called Common Roots Garden, an inclusive community garden located on Homestead Road in Schuylerville. For details, visit www.commonrootsgarden.com

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