Supported Employment

Supported Employment

UCP of the North Bay, a leader in employment for people with disabilities, offers a variety of supported employment services in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano Counties. Services are designed to help people with disabilities gain the skills to work independently or semi-independently.

Group Supported Employment

  • Provides onsite job coaching to groups of employees with disabilities working at market rate wages in three-person crews at local businesses
  • Hours of employment are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with shifts of four to six hours
  • Employees with disabilities who receive this service have developed the ability to focus on work skills, but need additional support to build on-the-job independence

Individual Supported Employment

  • Provides job coaching to people with disabilities working at market rate wages as direct hires at businesses and organizations
  • Hours of employment are up to the employer and may involve evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Individual coaching provided to employees with disabilities to learn new tasks, maintain productivity, and improve attention to detail

Other Supported Employment Services

UCP of the North Bay provides additional services to help employees with disabilities find jobs, set personal goals, understand workplace requirements, and maintain employment:

  • External Situational Assessment
  • Job Development
  • Job Exploration/Job Shadowing
  • Mobility Training
  • Personal & Vocational Social Adjustment

Testimonials

Andre transitioned into our Supported Employment Program and is now employed by the Meritage Resort and Spa where he had been working as part of a work crew from WineBev Services.  Andre is an excellent worker with a very positive attitude who will experience success at his new job.  We anticipate that there will be other individual employment opportunities at the Meritage Resort and Spa with the growth in the number of work crews that we provide and the expansion of their facility.

Dean is the first individual placed in a job in Napa and Solano Counties through our Supported Employment Program.   He was hired at Walmart in November 2017 as a seasonal employee, but was offered a full time job after his 90 days probationary period.  Since then, Dean has been cross-trained to work in four different departments and he received a pay raise from $11.10 per hour to $14.00 per hour.   In July 2018, his supervisors selected him as the Walmart Employee of the Month in Customer Assistance.

For more information about our employment opportunities, please contact:

Tony Montoya

Supported Employment Manager (Sonoma)

tmontoya@ucpnb.org

Judith Wells

Supported Employment Manager (Napa/Solano)

jwells@ucpnb.org