Development/Intellectual Disabilities & Autism Services

Employment Services

Employment Services assists individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to secure community-based employment designed to meet their interests, skills, and abilities.

Each person is entitled to fair, competitive wages and access to employer-sponsored benefits. BAMSI believes that all persons should have opportunities to perform work that is valued and improves the quality of their lives. Training and support is especially important for those individuals who are motivated to work, but whose work history indicates an inability to secure and maintain work over time.

Employment Services are offered to adults over the age of 22 who are diagnosed with a developmental or other chronic disability. Each year, BAMSI places 35-40 individuals from the Greater Brockton area in full-time, part-time, and volunteer positions with employers throughout the community. Examples of vocational areas and positions include child care, cleaning services, office maintenance, bagger/porter, cashier, greeter, and sorter.

BAMSI employment specialists work with local employers to make appropriate matches between individuals seeking employment and employers, based on individual interests and needs. Once a job is secured, the individual then receives on-the-job training to ensure successful, long-term employment. The employment specialist provides ongoing support through job site visits, phone calls, and meetings with the individual outside of the work setting, phone calls to the employer, as well as communication with family and/or residential staff to identify and address any issues. The employment specialist and the person served continue to meet one-on-one to address work-related issues and concerns, such as work ethics, transportation, and the impact of wage earnings on disability benefits. Current and past employers of individuals served include Abington Public Schools, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Home Depot, Fed Ex, Salvation Army, Stop and Shop, Therapedic Mattress Company, Wal-Mart, and Work Out World.

The office for Brockton Employment Services is located at 795 Pleasant Street, Brockton.

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