About Our Employment Services
Our Employment Services Program includes a dedicated team of Employment Specialists, i.e. job developers, job coaches. Several members of our team are also certified as Offender Employment Specialists (OES).
Our Employment Services Program staff work hand-in-hand with complementary departments (outreach, housing, health & wellness, Reentry) depending on the individual’s specific needs and goals.
Employment Services includes:
- Prevocational Training
- Job Development & Placement
- On-going Support to Maintain Employment
- GED & pre-GED tutoring
In both 2016 and 2017, Wellness Connections was honored to be awarded Operational Excellence Awards from Cenpatico Integrated Care, in recognition of the excellent work conducted by our Employment Services Program team.
Social Enterprises (consumer-operated businesses):
In addition to the employment services described above, Wellness Connections is developing peer-run Social Enterprises in three communities served (Culinary/catering in Sierra Vista, Appliance Connections in Safford, Juice Bar in Douglas,). These enterprises serve as vehicles for on-the-job training, as well as paid work opportunities. Revenue generated from these efforts will be reinvested in sustaining and growing the programs.