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Employment Exploration Services

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Employment Exploration Services

This program is for those exploring the possibility of working in the community. Employment Exploration allows people to tour job sites, conduct job trials and gain volunteer experience.

Please note: if you are interested in this program, but are unsure if you qualify, have appropriate funding, or have other concerns, please contact us. We are happy to partner with you to explore all options.

Location: 2003 Central Ave Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:o0 pm

Program Description & Details

This program is for those exploring the possibility of working in the community. Employment Exploration allows people to tour job sites, conduct job trials and gain volunteer experience. We also provide coaching and education regarding competitive, integrated employment opportunities in the community and Rise staff assists in creating an individualized plan for every person’s job goals and skills.

Primary Service Activities

  • Educational visits to community businesses and informational interviews
  • Job shadowing and try-outs at community business partner locations
  • Volunteer experiences at local non-profits
  • Coaching and education regarding the impact of work on income and benefits, including orientation to DB 101 and work incentives
  • Coaching and education related to disability disclosure, accommodations, rights, and responsibilities
  • Transportation assessment and training to identify and access available transportation resources
  • Exploring workplace expectations - including business culture, ethics, communication, and interpersonal skills

Program Funding Information

Funding sources most commonly used for this program:

  • Self-Pay
  • CDCS
  • Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver
  • Brain Injury (BI) Waiver

Program Transportation Options

Transportation most commonly used to and from this program:

  • Rise Transportation
  • MTC
  • Transit Link
  • Metro Mobility
  • Anoka County Traveler
  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal
  • Lyft

Please note: if you are interested in this program, but are unsure if you qualify, have appropriate funding, or have other concerns, please contact us. We are happy to partner with you to explore all options.

Contact Us

Want to learn more about this program or work with a Rise staff member to see if this program is a good fit?

Click either of the buttons below to get connected with a Rise staff member who can answer all your questions!

Contact: Dan Meyer, Director of Vocational Evaluation and Transition Services (612) 877-1217, DMeyer@rise.org

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