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Ready to develop or increase skills?

Employment Track Program

Employment Track program is a 100% community-based service focused on developing or increasing transferrable skills for the adults who participate in this program. Currently, participants in Starbridge’s Employment Track service are engaged in such activities as –

  • Collating materials for mailing
  • Delivering meals to senior citizens
  • Providing customer service or arranging displays in retail environments
  • Staffing museum exhibits
  • Caring for and socializing with shelter animals
  • Other dynamic opportunities

Our Employment Track program offers a great way for people who have disabilities to develop skills and references for their resumes.

YES Internship Program

Starbridge's YES Internship Program is a great way for youth and adults to gain work experience! If you are a job seeker, you gain 160 hours of paid work experience in a career that interests you. If you are a business owner or manager, you get the opportunity to try out a potential employee through a structured intern experience - at no cost to you!

To learn more about the YES Internship Program, contact Leah Hecht at 585-224-7326 or lhecht@starbridgeinc.org.

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Starbridge’s Employment Counselors seek to place you in a job of your choosing, doing the type of work that interests you. We offer rapid job search resources and guidance on resume development, applications, and interviewing. Employment Counselors can provide information on benefits available through potential employers, and how to access other supports on the job, if needed.

Looking for supports on the job?

Starbridge Employment Counselors can provide job coaching on or off the job site. Counselors can also develop and assist with implementing workplace modifications to facilitate success on the job. Long-term employment support can be helpful when job responsibilities change, when promotions occur, and when management and supervisors change.

How do you get started?

For individuals seeking job placement or job supports, please start by contacting your local ACCES-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation) office or attending an orientation session at ACCES-VR. The schedule for orientation sessions for the Rochester District Office is available here. ACCES-VR staff may be able to refer you to Starbridge for Employment Supports.

 

For businesses looking to hire

Photo of bulletin board with letters spelling out NEED HELP?Hiring people who have disabilities is good business. Research indicates employers report equal or better safety records, turnover and absentee rates, job performance ratings, job assignment flexibility, and equal amount of supervision for employees with disabilities, compared to their peers without disabilities. Click here to read a study on the economic impact of workers with disabilities..

Starbridge Employment Counselors work to provide a bridge between businesses looking to hire qualified employees and job candidates well-suited for those openings.

Business owners or managers can expect our Employment Counselors to provide dependable referrals, support the new employee in adjusting to his or her job and social environment, and work to help the employee achieve independence and proficiency over time.

For businesses looking to hire, please contact Ursula Nicholson, Director of Individual Consumer Services, at 585-224-7342 or email unicholson@starbridgeinc.org@starbridgeinc.org.