TradeWinds Work Solutions

TradeWinds Work Solutions program provides quality individualized services to adults 18 and over with differing abilities to prepare for, obtain and retain employment. Work Solutions also provides community businesses “employment solutions”.

Adult individuals with differing abilities are provided with comprehensive and coordinated services based upon his/her career interests, abilities and goals. Included in the Work Solutions program are a number paths that can move a participant toward gainful employment:

  • JOB CLUB provides individuals in a group setting with skills necessary for employment such as resume writing, conflict resolution skills, role playing and simplifies the interview experience by conducting mock interviews.
  • BENEFITS INFORMATION NETWORK supplies key information to participants by providing an overview of how his/her income funds, such as Social Security, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) will be affected should the individual become employed.
  • JOB PLACEMENT assesses an individual's career interests, abilities and goals and enlists the assistance of an Employment Specialist in obtaining employment according to an individual's Plan for Employment Support.
  • SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT provides job coaches who support an individual and assist in maintaining employment.
  • CASE MANAGEMENT provides a personal contact in the form of a Case Manager who will provides linkages to community supports and resources.

Services are provided daily Monday through Friday at TradeWinds main facility in Gary between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, and also in and around the community. Follow-along coaches also visit the individual at his/her place of business in the evenings and on weekends, whenever their work hours are scheduled.

To qualify for TradeWinds Work Solutions an individual must be referred by Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) or other referring agencies with appropriate funding sources. Once the referral is received TradeWinds’ Employment Services department will begin the process of initiating services with the selected individual.

If you feel that you or someone you know one would benefit from TradeWinds’ Work Solutions program, please call Admissions at 219-945-0100 ext.332 and we will guide you through the steps to get started.

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