Stage I: Intake
The Academy has a simple intake process. We accept clients either referred by the Department of Rehabilitation or any Berkeley resident with a disability directly. Upon contacting our offices, an intake appointment is scheduled. During the intake, the client is evaluated to see if they fit with our program and what if any additional services the client might need to improve their chances of success with our program.
Stage II: Employment Preparation
Employment preparation is a four week program designed to cover the core professional skills necessary to find a job. Admissions are rolling and new clients are accepted each week. Clients are expected to arrive 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM for four days a week over the course of a month. During that month they will participate in both classes and collaborative development sessions designed to create, grow & polish their professional skills.
Stage III: Development & Placement
Upon completion of the employment preparation stage, the client is advanced to the development & placement stage. In this stage the client is matched with a development specialist that partners with the client in their job search. They advise clients, help with networking and finally help create direct connections with employers about jobs.
Stage IV: Retention Services
The Academy’s goal is to not only have the client find a job, but for them to be able to stay there for the long term. To that end our staff will occasionally check in with both the client and employer for the first 90 days to ensure the client is thriving in their new workplace. This allows our program to help make adjustments as needed should issues arise during your first portion of employment.
If you have any questions or would like to apply, you can contact us at out online form or call 510-841-4776 ex 3175 to start your journey to finding your next job.
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