Employment Services

Tesh offers training to individuals at all stages of employment—from High School Transition to Career Advancement our customized employment training is built around the needs and preferences of the individual. Our Employment Specialists work with the individual and the employer to build a training plan that meets the needs of both the individual and the business where they are working.

Highly qualified and experienced staff match the needs of local businesses with client skillsets to provide cost-effective labor solutions at the employer’s business location. Tesh has successfully placed individuals in manufacturing, retail, restaurants, and service industries. Tax credits and other incentives are available to qualified employers.Community Supported Employment

Community Supported Employment (CSE) is paid employment with community employers for individuals who are not likely to earn minimum wage or above without special training or assistance. This program also provides assistance with training on the job through the provision of a job coach who works one-on-one with the trainee as needed to learn the job and/or resolve any issues that would have a detrimental effect on their employment. This program also allows for long-term intensive support as needed to aid in maintaining employment.

Individuals receive training from a certified Job Coach, who uses structured intervention techniques to help the individual learn to perform job tasks to the employer’s specifications and to learn the interpersonal skills necessary to be accepted as a worker at the job site and in related community contacts.

Job coaching includes related assessment, job development, counseling, advocacy, travel training and other services needed to maintain the employment. By placing a consumer directly in a job with the hands-on assistance of a job coach, areas of vocational and personal strength and weakness become apparent early in the process and are based on actual,  the individual is able to receive immediate feedback, assistance, and follow-up from the support person; and an employer is able to take on and observe the progress of the consumer without a full commitment of personnel resources in the beginning of the process.

  • Community Based Work Evaluation is a service designed to access an individual’s assets and limitations as they relate to accessing and maintaining competitive employment. Evaluation services are appropriate for individuals who have little or no work history, or individuals who have recently become disabled, or individuals who are having significant problems maintaining competitive employment.
  • Community Based Work Adjustment is a short term training program designed for individuals with identifiable and addressable barriers to employment. Training plans are developed which facilitate positive changes in work related kills, habits, attitudes, motivation, confidence and social skills.
  • Placement and Follow-Along is a short term program designed to provide individualized placement and support for both the participant and employer. Follow-along can be extremely important to ensure that the job is successful and secure. Follow-along services can assist in resolving any job problems that may occur prior to case closure.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be referred for services by Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR)
  • Have a documented disability that is considered to be a barrier to competitive employment
    These disabilities can include but are not limited to: Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Significant Learning Disability
  • Have a funding source (IDVR, Private Pay)
  • Have appropriate documentation to verify identity and authorization to be employed in the United States

Services include:

  • Meeting with Employment Specialist to identify areas of interest, experience, skills and training
  • Assistance identifying appropriate job matches ~ employers seeking employees in areas of interest
  • Assistance with the application process
  • Assistance in preparing for job interview(s)
  • Transportation to interviews, if needed
  • On the job training support

 

Work Services is a program which provides support, vocational training and paid employment to adults with significant disabilities. Our center-based Work Services program is focused on training and supporting individuals that want to work but are not ready for community employment. This program is designed for individuals who have either been unable to maintain competitive employment or need to gain more experience prior to community employment.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be referred for services by Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR)
  • Have a documented disability that is considered to be a barrier to competitive employment
    These disabilities can include but are not limited to: Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Significant Learning Disability
  • Have a funding source (IDVR, Private Pay)
  • Have appropriate documentation to verify identity and authorization to be employed in the United States

 

Pre-Employment Transitional Services program (Pre-ETS Summer Youth Employment)

Each summer Tesh partners with the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR) and local businesses to offer an opportunity of short-term paid employment for students ages 15 – 20 that are still enrolled in school.  Individuals “must be eligible for and receiving special education or related services under IDEA”.

The program begins for the students the week of June 17th with a five day training week taught by certified teachers. Beginning the week of June 25th they begin their five week, twenty hour a week employment journey.  Job Support Staff will be on hand as needed at the job sites to guide the students and help them get accustomed to their new duties.