For more information contact:

Melissa Bartlein
One Futures Way • Bradford, PA 16701
814-368-4101 Ext. 242 • mbartlein@futuresinc.net

Employment Services

Employment Training Services

OVR Funded Employment Service

The Supported Employment service provides one-to-one employment support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or any other Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) approved disability. Staff assist individuals in finding a job which complements their skills and matches their abilities. A job coach works directly with the individual and the employers to enable the learning of job responsibilities and support to ensure successful outcomes. For eligible individuals, individualized pre-placement, job find and on-the-job support services are funded by OVR. Services include: 

Career assessments, job shadowing, and job readiness courses

Assistance with the pre-employment phase such as resume building and interviewing skills

Job searching, job finding, and job placement

Direct training on the job via Skills’ Employment Training Specialists

Retraining and follow up as needed

Supportive Employment Services

Supported Employment services are provided in a variety of community settings for the purposes of supporting individuals in obtaining and sustaining competitive integrated employment. Competitive integrated employment refers to full or part-time work at minimum wage or higher, with wages and benefits similar to workers without disabilities performing the same work, and fully integrated with coworkers without disabilities. Staff assist individuals in finding a job which complements their skills and matches their abilities. A job coach works directly with the individual and the employers to enable the learning of job responsibilities and support to ensure successful outcomes. For eligible individuals, individualized pre-placement, job find and on-the-job support services are funded by ODP.