Brian is a man in his 20s who loves working with animals. He was able to purchase valuable equipment with the help of his job developer
and use it to negotiate with a business where he was eventually hired. Brian now works 30 hours per week as a pet groomer.
Joe describes himself as smart and friendly. He works as an administrative assistant at Hardy, Wolf and Downing, a law firm in Lewiston, Maine. He found this position with the help of Aaron, his job developer. Aaron helped Joe look for jobs that might be interesting to him, and thought about ways that Joe could help an employer. Then Aaron set up a chance for Joe to work for a specific business so they could see if the job was a good match.
Cindy has always expressed an interest in working with children. With the help of a job developer
, a formal employment proposal
was developed and presented to an employer, which outlined potential job responsibilities and how they would meet a business need. Through an effective and persistent job negotiation
process, Cindy now works as a day care assistant in a child-care center close to her home.
Becca started with the Work Independence Network (WIN)* pilot project in 2004, and now works as an office clerk at Harrison Hospital in Washington 20 hours per week. Becca performs a wide range of tasks at the hospital. She tears down patient charts, prepares intake packets, and supports staff on clerical projects. She also makes copies and faxes documents to doctors in various departments. This job match
is successful because of Becca's commitment and energy, and also because her job developer
was able to engage Harrison Hospital, showing how creating a position for Becca would help to make one of its departments more efficient.