COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT

If you're ready to work, we're here to help.


Alpha Community Experience (ACE)

This program is designed so individuals can experience various jobs to find out what best suits their unique skills, abilities and interests. After meeting and talking with the individual, The Alpha team will create a custom designed work plan that transitions the individuals from school, unemployment, sheltered employment or limited work experience.
 Seth, Lead ACE Job Coach 
“Job retention was a challenge...but upon coming to Alpha they took the time to listen, and now I am  happy in my new job.”

Greg McNamara, 2015 ACE Graduate  
“Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center loves working with The Alpha Group of Delaware County. The Community Services Group and the ACE program has revived a great facet of our environment here on property and our employees are so proud to be partnering with such a great company. Elliott, Christina, Seth and the remaining Alpha employees have given us great guidance and support from the very beginning and we anticipate a long long relationship with this group that has once again become part of the NHCC family.
 Thanks again Alpha!” 

 Missy Thompson, Human Resource Manager


JOB DEVELOPMENT, COACHING, & RETENTION.

The Alpha team member will work one-on-one to contact employers and walk through all parts of the employment process from interview to job negotiations.

After hire, a professional job coach will continue to support both the individual and the employer ensuring a successful transition to the work place.

NEW! Westerville Location 
Integrated Adult Day & Community Employment

The Alpha Group opened its newest location in Westerville in July 2016. Partnerships with CVS and Plato's closet bring a work training element to their day. Our Integrated Day Program is very active volunteering in the local Westerville Community at locations such as W.A.R.M., Westerville Senior Center and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  In addition, to enhance the already busy week, portions of the day bring a fun aspect with activities such as bowling, exploring local parks and educational field trips.
Westerville Alpha Group 2017

Meet Tabbi, Greg, Alex, Robbie, and Jenna!

PROJECT SEARCH

Project Search is a collaboration between Alpha, Delaware Area Career Center, and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital.

This program allows high school students to participate in an additional year of training which centers exclusively around employment. 

Students take part in a variety of internships within Grady that cover everything from Patient Registration to Environmental Services. 

 In addition to work skills, there is also a daily classroom session that prepares the participants for their eventual job search and life in the working world.   

Project Search
Graduating Class 2016
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital

Project Search
Graduating Class 2015
OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital

  • "Partnerships between The Alpha Group, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital and the Delaware Area Career Center, are what make the Project Search program successful! Through this experience, students are better prepared to enter the workforce, and have gained a higher level of independency."
    -Mary Beth Freeman, Superintendent DACC


Summer Youth Employment Programs

Transition Students 

Ready…Set…Explore   (age 14-16)

This 3 week summer program is designed for entry level or beginning transition youth students looking to improve their job readiness.   The class includes soft skill training curriculum with onsite community observations. This program is a great vocational starter for students who continue on to participate in Career Connections.  

Career Connections   (age 16-21)

Real World Employment Experience

This 5 week summer program is designed to encourage youth to gain real work experience. During this time, the youth will work under the supervision of a job coach and a site supervisor as part of an enclave at a local business. 

*Interested in being a site supervisor and to making a difference in lives of young people, click here.

Career Explorations

This service is designed to help an individual identify what areas of employment may be the best fit based on their needs, skills, and abilities. Career Exploration is a one-on-one service that is supported by OOD and completed by an Alpha team member. Through informational interviews, job shadows, and research we strive to assist each participant in the identification of a vocational goal.  

Front: Nina Williams, Liz Minich, Elliott Castello, 
Susan Cornett, Kayla Palmiter.
Back:  Erika Pitroff, Chari Shick, Leslie Petitt, Christina Sayres.

Career Connections
This real-world employment experience is made possible thanks to our various business partners. To learn more about how you can become a partner, please contact contact Liz Minich.  View our 2016 Class Highlights.

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ACCREDITATION

Alpha Community Employment Services is a certified provider through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF. ) 
Community Employment provides numerous services to promote and ensure successful community employment for individuals referred to us from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and other state or county agencies. 



For more information please contact:
Elliott Castello, Community Services Director.
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