Step By Step Employment & Training, Inc. offers services to Ohioans with disabilities thanks to our partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities www.ood.ohio.gov. To learn more about becoming an employer partner of Step By Step, hosting pre-employment and training services, and directly hiring qualified candidates, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 440.967.9042.
Step By Step Employment & Training, Inc.
PO Box 551 Vermilion, OH 44089
Phone 440.967.9042 Fax 440.967.9199
Learn about OOD’s Employer Incentives, Tool Kits and much more at: Information for Employers | Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Summer Youth Work Experience 2024
A Summer Youth Work Experience (SYWE) is a temporary internship which allows high school students in your community to experience real-world work, and provides reliable information for their vocational and educational teams to determine what further training would benefit them prior to exiting the school system. Students are employees of Step By Step, paid minimum wage; covered under our BWC Insurance; will receive a W2 at the end of the year. Job Coaches work daily with all students, providing supervision, training and mentoring at all times. Job Coach to Student ratio not to exceed 1:3.
SESSION #1 (5 weeks)
June-mid July (dates TBD) 2024
Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-2:30pm, including a scheduled 30- minute meal break, daily.
SESSION #2 (5 weeks)
July – mid August (dates TBD) 2024.
Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-2:30pm, including a scheduled 30-minute meal break, daily.
Community Based Assessment (CBA)
The purpose of a CBA is to determine if a particular occupation is a good match for the participant’s interests, skills and abilities through short- term (1-2weeks, normally 20 hours per week) experiences. Once a participant chooses a potential job goal, SBS seeks an employer in this field to participate in a CBA. When a site is established, the participant and a job coach (from SBS, provided at NO COST TO THE EMPLOYER,) participate in an orientation to familiarize them with safety procedures, obtain a job description and possibly view an employee performing the duties. During the CBA the participant performs duties as your employees normally would. A Job Coach is present to demonstrate tasks, evaluate progress, observe to determine if accommodations are needed for the participant to perform the essential functions of the job competitively, and overall, to determine if this is an appropriate job match.
Who is responsible for paying the participant’s wages? During a CBA the participant is an employee of SBS. We pay their wages as well as BWC insurance. Employer does not incur payroll expenses when participating in these programs.
Job Placement Services
SBS offers employment placement services to participants who are job ready in their chosen fields. This is done through CBA’s, WA’s, Job Readiness Training, and other various programs and services. Participants do not pay for placement services…neither do employers! Our Employment Coordinators work with employers to determine YOUR needs, and strive to fulfill them by placing work ready and determined participants in appropriate positions commensurate with their skills and abilities.
This service may be authorized when a permanently employed participant needs assistance with acclimating to a new environment (hands-on training, orientation, etc.) A job coach is provided at NO COST TO THE EMPLOYER. The expected outcome of this service is that the job coach will efficiently and effectively assist with training the participant to your expectations, freeing your time to manage your business.
Follow Up & Retention Services
Follow up is offered as a post-employment service. During the participant’s first 90 days of employment, an SBS Employment Coordinator will track the participant’s performance, by contacting them and their immediate supervisor (usually bi-weekly,) to determine the progress; this can be done on or off site, depending on your and the participant’s preferences. During this period, the immediate supervisor, participant and Employment Coordinator can determine if any additional services are necessary.