Career Transition Readiness Program

For individuals who seeking employment and could benefit from additional support, education, and coaching to prepare them for competitive opportunities.

Career Transition Readiness Program 

In January of 2016, Linden Resources implemented two Day Support Programs: “Integrated Day Support” and “Career Transition Day Support.” While Linden Resources has historically been focused on employment, the organization understands the need for additional options, especially those for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that desire to participate in a non-residential, non-employment program. Additionally, we continued to research and evaluate various program models, all to ensure the most successful and impactful program development.

Program Overview

Linden’s Career Transition Day Support Program is for individuals who have a desire for employment and could benefit from additional support, education, and coaching to prepare them for competitive employment demands (and as such, are not authorized or ready for group supported or individual employment opportunities).  This program is time-limited (12-18 months) with the ultimate goal of competitive, integrated employment driving the individual’s service plan.

Linden Resources supports the philosophy of Employment First and understands that programmatic options must be flexible.  The Career Transition Day Support Program may be considered “Prevocational Services” at this time, although changes in Medicaid redesign may result in differing service definitions.

Program Timeline

For individuals in the Career Transitional Day Support Program, their daily activities will focus on three primary areas of development:

(1) exploring and discovering the desired career path

(2) building hard and soft employment skills to support successful transition to competitive employment

(3) strengthen independent job seeking skills

In these areas of development, realistic information will be provided regarding availability of jobs, pathways to advancement, pay ranges and benefits typically available.

Quality and Program Oversight 

Linden’s Staff have developed admission and retention criteria to guide the administrative and operational logistics associated with starting these new programs.  We continue to solicit feedback from individuals served, and will conduct ongoing evaluations to ensure individual and program needs are being met while developing appropriate curriculum.   Additionally, we are researching and evaluating various program models and visiting other providers, all to ensure the most successful and impactful program development.

As a leader in providing employment support services to individuals with disabilities, Linden Resources acknowledges the need to proactively develop services based on a changing and evolving service landscape.  For over 55 years, Linden Resources’ has demonstrated exceptional service delivery and successful outcomes in working with individuals with disabilities within the employment support services field.  Linden’s Day Support Programs will further enhance Linden’s ability to provide exceptional services that meet the needs and preferences of individuals served.

Contact Us 

If you or a family member is interested in learning more about our day support programs, please contact our program director, Michelle, for more information at mbrownlee@linden.org

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