employment Services

Employment Placement

Individualized program where you can work one-on-one with an Employment Specialist to develop resumes, complete mock interviews, and work on job applications. Employment Specialists connect with local employers to make a good job match for both the client and the employer.

Group Supported Employment

Individuals receive continued employment support and training from VPI on-site at a community employer. This allows for individuals to work in an inclusive community setting, but still have access to the valuable benefits of VPI on-site staff support and case management services. Current group supported employment sites include Sturm Foods in Manawa, WI.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

An evidence-based model of supported employment for individuals with mental illness and/or substance use disorders find and maintain community employment. These employment services are integrated with mental health treatment and the supports provided to clients are individualized and time unlimited. Employment Specialists connect with local employers to make a good job match for both the client and the employer. Open to individuals receiving Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) and/or Community Support Program (CSP) services in Calumet, Fond du Lac, and Outagamie counties.

Neenah Joint School District Transition Services

Individualized program where students work one-on-one with an Employment Specialist for career exploration and to develop resumes, complete mock interviews, and work on job applications. Employment Specialists connect with local employers to make a good job match for both the client and the employer. This program supports both volunteer work and community employment. Open to Neenah Joint School District students.

Pre-Employment and Exploration

Pre-Employment and Exploration provides people with disabilities work experiences, hands-on training and support to overcome barriers and learn employability skills. The primary focus of this program addresses the specific employment barriers and skills of each client that will lead them to their highest level of independence and employability. The program is tailored to meet the individual’s needs and can be provided as an integrated facility-based program, community-based program, or a combination of both. The hands-on work experience and support provided at VPI’s Kensington and Roemer Production Facilities, along with community activities, clubs and classes are designed to enhance the employability skills of every individual. Work experiences are also available in Waupaca County at Sturm Foods and Creative Converting.

Riverside Café at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA

VPI’s Riverside Café at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA provides individuals the opportunity to train for retail and restaurant work in a community setting. This program is a stepping stone for individuals interested in community employment, who would benefit from a structured and supportive setting, while working on increasing strengths, improving skill sets, and decreasing barriers to employment.

Workforce Solutions

The Workforce Solutions Team provides on-the-job employment mentoring, including modeling, guidance, tools and strategies, to increase inclusion and independence for individuals who experience barriers to competitive employment.

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