Selecting an Employment Network

 Selecting an Employment Network (Coach)

Finding the right Employment Network for your needs and personality can be a daunting task, as there are many on the list.  However, it is of the greatest importance to find someone that is not only qualified, but qualified to address your needs.  To make sure your career coach is qualified and can deliver what you need, here are some things to consider.

1. Experience

Since February 2002, we have worked with over 800 people with to find real solutions to their employment goals as well as any personal issues that surfaced along the way.   These people were also assisted with their federal, state and local benefits, how they count money earned for their program and what to expect for each one.

Over 300 people have been assisted to find paid employment.  Of these positions, 225 were working for an employer, also known as wage employment and 75 positions were for people that wanted to work for themselves, also known as self-employment.

We also work with various agencies including; the Social Security Administration, the state Vocational Rehabilitation Office, the Small Business Development Centers, the Veteran’s Administration, the housing authority and asset development agencies, as well as the state’s employment departments and many businesses.  These working relationships have resulted in people becoming successfully employed and working toward self-sufficiency.

We have written over 80 work plans for people with disabilities to obtain monies needed to assist with gaining both wage and self-employment.  These plans were written in cooperation with the agencies listed above and others.

2. Credibility

  • Certified Disability Benefits and Outreach Specialist/Counselor – 3/02-current
  • Member of the National Rehabilitation Association
  • Member, National Association of Work Incentive Counselors
  •  Member, National Association of Disability Benefits Specialists (Advisory Board)

3. Process

  1. You contact us and let us know that you are interested in going to work and would like some assistance
  2. We work with you where you are, to get where you want to be.  We are only successful, when you are successful
  3. This will be accomplished for the most part, by telephone, US mail, email, and the internet

4. Goals

We will assist you with developing some employment goals, then we will work together to make those goals a reality.

5. Fees

There are no fees to you.  As a Social Security Beneficiary, the Ticket-to-Work Program pays the fees for you to obtain services to help you gain employment.  Employment Networks are only paid when you are successful.

6. Outcome

The outcome should be that you have the employment that you want.  The goal is also that you understand and are tracking how your earnings are impacting your benefits.

The outcome of any successful undertaking is that you find what you want and what you need, to make you a productive, flourishing employee and person.

"we change peoples lives"

Real Solutions --D.P. Redding • PO Box 377, Dorris, CA 96023
• (530) 397-2122 • (877) 594-4736 • FAX (530) 397-2123

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