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Employment

Services for People with Disabilities

Partnering for Jobs - Located at Canvas Health in Washington County

Lifetrack’s Partnering for Jobs program operates in partnership with Canvas Health, Washington County Targeted Case Management and Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Our goal is to support individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) looking to obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community. We meet this goal by utilizing the eight principles of Individual Placement and Support (IPS). [MG1] 

We serve two populations within Partnering for Jobs:

  1. Youth 14 - 25 years old
  2. Anyone over the age of 25

Our employment specialists assist with many components of an individual's career journey, including resume and cover letter creation, job applications, interview preparation, benefit analysis and planning, accommodation assistance, follow-up support and other needs that are specific to the individual.

 

LEARN Program at Ramsey County Mental Health

Lifetrack’s Employment and Recovery Network (LEARN) program works with adults in Ramsey County who have significant mental health challenges. We assist people to attain meaningful employment in the community. Our LEARN team works directly with Ramsey County therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical nurses and certified peer recovery specialists at the Ramsey County Mental Health Building. This program is designed to fit individual needs and uses the IPS model and principles.

 

Community Employment

Lifetrack’s Community Employment program serves adults in the five-county Twin Cities metro area who are ready to find work. Participants must be referred from Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS). Once referred, participants are paired with a Lifetrack employment specialist who works closely to coach them in employment readiness, job preparation, employment applications, interview practice, wage negotiation and much more! Lifetrack employment specialists help participants to keep their job and often recommend that once someone is working, they transfer into our Extended Employment program.

 

Extended Employment

Lifetrack’s Extended Employment program serves adults with disabilities who meet program criteria, are working in competitive employment, and want support from a Lifetrack employment specialist to help them retain their job and progress in their career. Extended Employment participants submit their pay stubs to their designated Lifetrack employment specialist every month and receive guidance, support and advocacy while in our program. Participants can stay in the program indefinitely, as long as they continue to satisfy program requirements and meet with their Lifetrack employment specialist twice per month.

 

Lifetrack partners with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the State Services for the Blind.  Lifetrack is CARF accredited.

CARF Accredited

Myths, Facts and Information About the Employment and Hiring of People with Disabilities, presented by Wally Waranka and Mike Schmidt:

Contact

For questions about any of our Employment Services, please contact employment@lifetrackmn.org.

Number of Clients Served in 2019

  • Employment Services

    733

  • Child & Family Services

    342

  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Family Services

    925

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