Unlock your Potential with EmployAbility
Find a lasting career that you love!
EmployAbility’s job coaches take the guesswork out of your job search
At EmployAbility, we know what it takes to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) find and keep a job in the community. And not just any job – we’re talking about careers with real pay, real responsibilities, and real rewards.
The people we support are as diverse as the industries in which we support them. In fact, we’ve helped dozens of people just like you build a career at large corporations like Gulfstream, small businesses like Leopold’s Ice Creamery, and retail giants like Kroger.
With more than 30 years of experience connecting people with IDD and local businesses, we’ve helped hundreds of people find the job of their dreams.
EmployAbility program participants are thriving in a variety of roles at over 130 businesses throughout Chatham, Bryan, and Effingham counties. They’re working in administrative, retail, hospitality, medical practices, warehousing and logistics, among others!
How we help job seekers
We offer multiple services to help you build a successful career in your community. Components of our Community Employment Services program include:
Career Exploration and Discovery – Gain exposure to different career possibilities and discover employment strengths and preferences
Employment Planning – Develop employment goals based on strengths and interests
Job Development – Seek employment matching individual strengths and career goals
Resume Development and Mock Interviews – Build resumes and practice your interview skills
Job Placement and Onboarding – Get started on the job and receive the support necessary to succeed
Ongoing Job Support and Employment Planning – EmployAbility helps you as needed and assists with goal setting
Hire an exceptional teammate
We make it easy to hire employees that add value to your team!
Since 1985, EmployAbility has partnered with businesses of all sizes who are seeking long-term, dedicated employees.
From pre-employment preparation to assisting with interviewing, orientation and onboarding, EmployAbility job coaches help find the best person to join your team. We currently work with over 130 area businesses to employ approximately 230 people with IDD.
Why partner with us? It’s simple. EmployAbility saves you money by placing dependable, hard-working employees with unique skills and talents in hard to fill, high-turnover positions.
How we help employers
Contact Us – The first step toward building a stronger, more diverse workforce is to get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of this page. After you contact us, one of our knowledgeable employment specialists will meet with you. We’ll talk about your needs, tour your job site, and begin to analyze your workflow. Once we have an understanding of your needs, our staff will match job candidates based on skill set and cultural fit.
Interview – Through working interviews, you’ll meet candidates, get to know them, and decide who’s the best fit for your team.
Train – Once you’ve identified the candidate who is the best fit, we’ll help train them to your specifications.
Support – Our role isn’t over once the hiring process is complete. We’ll provide ongoing job coaching support as needed, including when someone receives a promotion or as job responsibilities change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a person with IDD be able to do the job?
Will hiring a person with disabilities create more work?
What are the benefits of hiring a person with disabilities?
Your team also benefits from the positive qualities workers with disabilities bring to their role. Employers describe individuals with developmental disabilities as dependable, engaged, and motivated. They also show great attendance, attention to work quality, and high productivity – the ideal worker!
You may also be eligible for certain tax credits as an incentive to hire workers with disabilities or to offset the cost of creating an accessible workplace. For more information, visit the IRS website or speak with your tax adviser.
What types of jobs are right for a person with disabilities?
Let’s Get to Work!
If you’re ready to enter Supported Employment, or want more information regarding our Employment programs, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!