Imagine the Possibilities: Your Son or Daughter Having a Real Job! - Phoenix

Imagine the Possibilities: Your Son or Daughter Having a Real Job! - Phoenix

March 07th, 2019 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location Information

Ability360 Building

5025 E Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85034

Event Details

Getting a new job is always an intimidating and overwhelming process. But inside our hearts, we know that employment is a good thing. Beyond just a paycheck, having a job has many benefits. As adults, we use our jobs as a way to make new friends and define ourselves. One of the most frequent questions people ask is “what do you do?”. The dignity and self-worth that comes from working cannot be understated. For youth and young adults with disabilities, the idea of getting a job can seem very daunting- and in some instances may not even seem possible. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. Thanks to Employment First efforts in many states (including Arizona), people with disabilities are demonstrating that they can not only find jobs, but they can play valued roles in today’s workforce.

Come to this evening workshop to learn about Community Employment and the benefits of person-centered discovery and a “skills vs. deficits” job search method. Sara Murphy, the director of WorkLink, TransCen, Inc.’s employment service based in San Francisco, will talk about how her job developers “reframe” the job search process and how to partner with employers to create customized jobs for people with disabilities. She will provide a number of examples of how a job seeker’s unique skills and characteristics were valuable to a business and resulted in a customized job. Job seekers and their families will leave with new ideas and easy-to-use tools for finding not just a job, but the right job.

Date: March 07th, 2019 – March 07th, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (MST)
Location: Ability360 Building, Room Classroom B, Second Floor

Families Helping Families

Families Assisted
Parent-to-Parent Matches
Professionals trained
Community Partners