Supported Employment Services
One strategy Kent Center utilizes to achieve its mission is the implementation of the Supported Employment Services program to provide the supports necessary for individuals to successfully attain and maintain a work position in the community. Through this program, which is done in partnership with the Maryland Division of Rehabilitative Services, Kent Center provides its clients:
- Training and experiential learning opportunities focused on pre-job skills such as community mobility training, building acceptable job behaviors, job seeking and interviewing skills, and resume development. The mission of the CURE project (CUstomization.Retention.Exploration) is to introduce the work world and teach the skills needed to look for, obtain, and retain employment. It is also our intent to provide a means for the exploration of educational opportunities to enhance attendees' personal and work life.
- Connections to trainings available throughout the community that focus on providing additional job readiness skills and job specific skills.
- Training and on-the-job coaching from personal job coaches for clients who demonstrate capability and express an interest in entering the community workforce. The clients are paired with community partners such as local grocery stores, food services and offices.
- One-on-one assistance with resume writing, interviewing, interview follow-up, and other job connection services.