Our Mission is to provide a positive experience for our clients in an atmosphere of care, compassion, and empathy.
We commit to technical excellence and a high degree of professional competence. As a team we will be true to our values.
We will be efficient, flexible, mutually supportive, and respectful of each individuals needs and the need of our referring offices.
This mission has been created as a result of these values. Honesty, Fairness, Responsibility, Accountability, and Personal Growth.
As a person-centered organization, we follow our Mission statement daily. Our values of honesty, fairness, responsibility, accountability, and personal growth is the foundation our organization was built upon. We believe in encouraging the individuals we serve and our employees to make decisions that improve their lives. We face change head on, always adapting and improving through personal growth and innovation. We take pride in having created a culture of inclusiveness and belonging where all are welcome, respected and valued.
What we Do
We support the mission of helping individuals with disabilities or disabling circumstances to achieve their community and career potential. Being immersed and integrated into the community whether it be through means of socialization, employment, or volunteerism, it has tremendous benefits to a persons self worth.
All people with disabilities, disabling circumstances, or other barriers have the same rights to express their views, define their goals, have access to quality care and services, to work and be compensated, to appropriate education, and to live in the community among other citizens.
Cultural Competency, Diversity, and Inclusion
First Choice Employment Services defines cultural competency as the process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, abilities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic class, and other diverse backgrounds in a manner that recognizes, affirms, and values the worth of individuals, families, and communities, while protecting and preserving the dignity of each.
We define diversity by recognizing the uniqueness of everyone and valuing the contribution that each of us can make.
We define inclusion by making people feel welcomed; ensuring that it is safe for them to express who they choose to be; demonstrating our appreciation for their input; working collaboratively and showing that we care.
Designed to assist a person seeking employment to learn about employment opportunities within the community and make an informed decision.
Provide an individual opportunity to learn various jobs and identify a viable job goal or other vocational options.
Individualized services/supports to assist persons seeking employment to develop or reestablish skills, aptitudes, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, and functional capabilities to achieve positive employment outcomes for long term success.
Organized formal training that assist a person seeking employment to acquire skills necessary for specific jobs or families of jobs.
Designed with an employment outcome in mind. A process that promotes movement from school to successful post-school employment.
Designed to assist individuals to achieve integrated, community employment as well as the opportunity to learn job seeker skills and the receive necessary supports to communicate with potential employers.
Designed to assist an individual to identify and remove barriers to employment by assessing daily living skills and accessing community support where necessary.
Designed to develop creative, flexible, and supportive community resources and relationships. This service helps connect individuals to resources in their community, and supports them to participate, engage, and integrate into the community.