Benedictine’s Employment Resource Center is a career & training center specifically tailored for job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Job seekers will be given the opportunity to choose from customized job listings, on-line job research, and developing interview skills.
Training sessions will be offered in communication skills, teamwork, problem solving and conflict resolution. Training may also be job specific, offering a more in depth, hands on approach to a particular skill.
Job seekers will also have the opportunity to meet with local businesses and participate in on-site training and learning sessions.
This program offers persons supported the opportunity for on-campus and community involvement in social groups, special interests, hobbies, and health and wellness activities.
The program supports persons interested in specialized instructional classes such as cooking, theater, music, art, sign language, etc.
Within this program, groups of one to four individuals explore interests and make connections within their community to achieve their goals. This program is highly individualized and staff work to create meaningful ways for those within CDS to reach their goals. CDS activities include self-determination and self-advocacy training, classes and workshops, peer mentoring, volunteer activities, and employment trials.