At Goodwill of the Coastal Empire we provide a variety of services aimed at putting people to work.
ADVANCE Acquired Brain Injury serves individuals who have experienced a brain injury. Participants are provided with assessment, cognitive remediation, literacy instruction, and independent living instruction. Once they have progressed participants are assisted with entering work activity through various services.
Mission Services: General Services
Vocational Assessment – provides psychometric testing and situational assessment to assist an individual with a disability or other barrier to employment to identify their strengths, abilities, needs and preferences. Services include Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation with a
•Transferrable Skills Analysis
•Comprehensive Vocational Profile
Work Adjustment - assists participants seeking employment to develop or reestablish work habits and behaviors, quality and quantity of work, determine functional capacities, develop proper work habits, and interpersonal skills along with effective communication skills and increased stamina.
Job Readiness Training - provides the skills necessary to prepare a cover letter and resume, complete applications, conduct an effective job search, and develop interview skills.
Job Coaching – training in an actual job with a one-to-one Job Coach.
Personal & Social Adjustment – intensive counseling to remediate interpersonal difficulties and behaviors which hinder success on the job.
Employment Skills Training – training in a number of occupational fields including clerical, janitorial, and fork lift.
Job Placement Assistance – enables job seekers to secure employment in the competitive labor market.
Job Club - two week intensive training opportunity is designed to supply job seekers with the tools they need
start on a new career path.
Operation Open Doors offers “New Beginnings…New Hope” to homeless Veterans through reintegration into employment and the community. Veterans are assisted in securing housing, health care and their Veterans’ Benefits while receiving training and employment services.
Job Connection staff work directly with the community and available resources to match jobs to job seekers. Our career centers provide job readiness classes and job search assistance. In addition, the public can access workshops in financial literacy, health and wellness, take ESL and GED classes, or have income taxes prepared through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Buena Vida serves selected Job Connection Centers. This outreach program targets the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community by providing adult education classes in Spanish along with English as a Second Language (ESL).