Who We Serve
We work with individuals at all stages of their work life:
Working with our Employment Specialists can help you:
JVS provides specialized Employment Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers (DHH). Services are provided by a staff member fluent in Sign Language. Interpreters are provided for the job application process, interviews, and job training.
Employment Skills Training Program
For Vocational Rehabilitation clients interested in further training JVS offers an Employment Skills Training class focused on Customer Service or Hospitality. The training provides classroom learning as well as hands on opportunities through experiences with our community partners. A certificate upon completion of training and job placement is included with the program.
Autism Employment Services Program
The Autism program provides specialized services for those with an autism diagnosis. Services include job seeking skills, employment readiness training, interview skills training and practice, and assistance in developing on site job supports once employed. Many individuals with autism struggle with demonstrating appropriate social skills, and this program includes a social group to assist individuals to improve their ability to interact appropriately with others.
We take great pride in having a staff of friendly and caring professionals available to assist you. We are person-centered and focus on providing you with the individualized services you need to be successful. The Employment Services staff has the ability to assist American Sign Language (ASL) participants.
Location of Services
We realize that sometimes geographic or transportation barriers may exist for those seeking services. Therefore, we are flexible in where we can provide our services. Our main facility is located in downtown Kansas City at 4600 The Paseo (bus accessible) and we also have a satellite office in Independence. We can also meet you at the local VR office, One Stop Career Center, public library or other locations convenient for you. To arrange for services contact your state Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or call JVS.
For more information contact:
Peggy Lindsay, Director, Rehabilitation Services, ext. 8921
Main Office (Employment Services)
4600 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64110
Independence Office (Employment Services)
3675 South Noland Road, Suite 225
Independence, MO 64055