Employment Services

Renaissance Club holds a strong belief that employment is a key component to recovery. The clubhouse offers a variety of services to encourage members’ success in the workforce. All services are offered free of charge to both job seekers and employers. The clubhouse strives to provide opportunities to enable members to return to work as qualified and motivated candidates.

Services available to job seekers include:

  • Career planning

  • Resume writing

  • Interview preparation

  • Job coaching

  • Ongoing employment support

  • Benefit planning

  • Weekly Job Club​

  • Monthly Employment Dinners

Transitional, Supported, & Independent Employment Types

TRANSITIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Transitional Employment (TE) enables members to return to work without going through job interviews or other screening processes. TE provides time-limited, entry-level employment placement with on-the-job training and coverage for absences. TE is ideal for those who are just starting to go back to work, and at completion, provides a recent work history and reference to go on to other work.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

 Supported Employment (SE) assists members with obtaining their own permanent job in their field of interest/expertise. Supports can include transportation, job leads, introduction to employer, assistance with training, and benefits counseling. In SE, the Clubhouse maintains a relationship with the employer and member, assisting with job site development and training. The Clubhouse does not provide absence coverage. 

INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT

Independent Employment (IE) assists members with finding employment independently. Independent Employment positions are generally secured by the member. Employment supports are as frequent as the member chooses and are provided at the Clubhouse. Members decide if they wish to disclose their relationship with the Clubhouse to the employer. Independent Employment can be full or part-time.

Employers

We appreciate all of the employers who give our members the opportunity for paid, meaningful work. Some of our wonderful employers who currently partner with the club include:​

  • Salvation Army

  • Big Brother Big
    Sister Foundation

  • Liberty Tax

  • Mahoney's Garden
    Center

  • Department of
    Mental Health

  • Market Basket

  • CVS

  • Witch's Woods

  • Plantz Cafe

  • Gamestop

  • Advent Hair

  • UPS

  • Eliot Community
    Human Services

  • The Atrium at Drum Hill

  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area

  • Peregrine Senior Living

  • Home Performance Kings

"The employment service of the club got me working again after 15 years of joblessness."  Jim Shaw

 

  • Candidate screening - Appropriate matching of candidates to employment opportunities through individual assessment and vocational training

  • New hire training - Job coaching and training provided by clubhouse staff until new hire and employer are confident in the employee’s ability.

  • Ongoing support - On-the-job support continues indefinitely after initial training period has ended.

  • Absentee coverage - Absentee coverage is offered for TE employment opportunities.

  • Tax credits - Tax benefits are available to employers who hire a person with a disability.

  • Positive recognition - Active Business/Community Partners are recognized in our newsletters, website, and community outreach activities.

  • Increased workforce diversity​ - Embracing a diverse workforce provides several benefits for businesses, such as increased productivity and creativity.​​

Services Available to Employers Include:

 For more information about our employment services, contact: Debbie Muldoon, Vocational Coordinator, at: 978-454-7944. 

a clubhouse program of Eliot Community Human Services Inc.

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