Our Career Services program supports individuals with employment barriers with succeeding in competitive employment.

ACT’s Career Services program assists job seekers with achieving their employment goals while assisting local employers with their recruitment and employee retention. We offer services that provide personalized skill training and ongoing support services for individuals with disabilities, enabling them to obtain and maintain integrated, competitive, community-based employment.

Job seekers and employers have access to a variety of services under this program:

Career Discovery/Exploration (+)
  • Identify your interests and strengths
  • Discover your marketable skills
  • Identify strategies to support you towards success
  • Help you understand the impact of work on your benefits
Career Preparation (+)
  • Training and support in general employment skills at volunteer locations
  • Skills enhanced through prevocational services can include: attention to task, response to supervisors, management of break times, professionalism in the workplace, and others
Transition Services (+)

Assist youth with preparing for and obtaining competitive employment in programs such as: 

  • Seamless Transition Through Enhanced Partnership (STEP)
  • Summer Work Experience
  • Individual Services
Career Placement (+)
  • Individualized career counseling, including: disclosure decisions, self-determination, skill building, benefits planning
  • Individualized career search support, including: application completion, resume construction, interview preparation, job lead discovery, employment negotiations

Training & Retention (+)
  • Identify and provide the level and type of support needed for the worksite and your success
  • Identify and develop needed modifications to the job site
  • Offer job supports either at work or outside of work to support you with job training and developing skills for your position

Benefits of ACT’s Career Services

The personalized services job seekers and employers receive through ACT Career Services pays rich rewards for businesses and employees alike:

Individual Benefits

Individuals experience an increased sense of self worth, establish new friendships, reap financial awards and gain personal satisfaction knowing they’re valued in the community and in their jobs.

Employer Benefits

Through this program, local businesses have access to well-trained, productive job seekers and therefore save on recruitment and training costs. Hiring these hard-working, qualified employees also boosts morale and creates a more diverse environment.

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  • The mission of Seamless Transition through Enhanced Partnership (STEP) is to facilitate the seamless transition of participating high school seniors from school to competitive employment.

  • Alia absolutely loves her job. ACT’s Discovery and Exploration Services, Career Placement Services, and Training and Retention Services provided her the support she needed to achieve her goals.

  • Transition Services and Career Placement Services assisted Nick with landing a job he loves. He is an asset to his team.

What Others Are Saying

  • For over 5 years, Lutheran Senior Services-Lenoir Woods has worked with ACT Career Services to help develop loving, caring and dedicated individuals to work for our company. ACT Career Services not only works with us to provide job opportunities to individuals with disabilities, but they also provide a strong base of support to help individuals be successful in their jobs. Through this partnership, we have been able to employ and retain people that help us with our mission of “Older Adults Living Life To The Fullest".

    - Duane Miller - Manager of Dining Services

  • I enjoyed my time working with ACT and advise that anyone who needs help to contact ACT for help.

  • I’m part of a team. I get to do my part…I have a good opportunity and I don’t want to look back.

  • I would recommend ACT Services to any of my friends or anyone that's looking for a job. They are very professional and take your case seriously and they really care.

  • You guys are amazing and awesome.

  • Fantastic program. I can't say enough things about the entire experience.

  • I am so grateful for my counselor. Easy to get along with. Very patient. Explains things to my understanding. I feel comfortable with ACT.

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Interested in ACT’s Career Services?

For job seekers, please let your Support Coordinator, your Vocational Rehab Counselor, your Rehab Services for the Blind counselor, or your teacher know you’re interested in ACT’s Career Services — or contact us and we’ll guide you through the intake process.

For employers, please visit our Employers page to learn more about how what our Career Services can do for your business, or contact us to explore how we can help you with your hiring needs.

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Find out about available career opportunities at ACT.

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