Premier Health Care

Our supportive employment program offers individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the guidance and assistance they need to make long-term employment a reality. We match individuals eager to work with employers who are seeking qualified and dedicated workers.  

Job Readiness

Job readiness assessment and training may include, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Assisting and Instructing client's with Writing a resume;
  2. Completing a job application 
  3. Assistance in arranging for and preparing for job interviews
  4. Workplace behaviors;
  5. Identifying transportation options;
  6. Personal appearance, attendance, and punctuality;
  7. Positive work attitudes, job performance, and safety practices
  8. Interpersonal skills;
  9. Development of a personal budget; and/or
  10. Individual and group counseling of clients on job retention skills.

Job Placement Services:

 Job Placement services are those services in which we actively and directly assist the client in activities which lead to the client maintaining appropriate employment. “Appropriate” employment is:

  1. Consistent with the client’s strengths, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice;
  2. In a competitive integrated setting, consistent with the client’s informed choice; and
  3. Job placement services include but are not limited to:
  4. Working with the client to develop a list of potential employment opportunities;
  5. Contacting an employer on behalf of the client;
  6. Assisting the client with job applications/interviews
  7. Job coaching services may be provided as an on-the-job support service on an individualized basis and depending on the client’s particular needs. Services may include:
  8. Training a client on-the-job to perform a specific job duty,
  9. Orienting a client to the workplace, and/or
  10. Assisting a client with developing positive work habits and positive behaviors with co-workers and supervisors.


A job coach will;

  1. Provide on-site training to familiarize the client with specific job demands,
  2. Assist the client to develop positive relationships with co-workers and intercede when problems or difficulties become known,
  3. Assist the client to develop a standard of production acceptable to the employer,
  4. Identify and address problems that will affect the client’s ability to maintain employment,
  5. Ability to implement the most effective, least intrusive techniques to help the client learn job skills including teaching client how to use available transportation to and from the job site,
  6. Assist the client to become more independent by developing natural supports so that job coaching services can be successfully faded from the job site,
  7. Provide disability awareness information to the client’s supervisor and co-workers.