Our Employment Services team assists job seekers in attaining inclusive and sustainable employment opportunities through local, community-based work sites. We work in conjunction with other agencies and businesses to create job opportunities that are person centered and designed to match the skill set and strengths of each person with the needs of the employer. Overture offers training for the people we serve to best access their chosen activities. Services include building natural supports along with key professional and social skills in alignment with their personal goals. Currently, we provide Employment Services in Colorado Springs, Denver Metro, Longmont and Windsor.
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Overture completes a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s employability and acts as the “eyes and ears” of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). These finely detailed assessments focus on fine motor skills, task comprehension, and sociability at the workplace, as well as identifying areas of individual support needs which may lead to a successful job match and retention.
The Job Development phase begins with interview preparation where we educate and support job seekers in the creation of resumes and cover letters tailored specifically to the job seeker’s desired employment goals. Next, individuals are guided through the job search, with support and skills building regarding navigating online employment, establishing online employment profiles, filling out applications, completing employment surveys and questionnaires, and tips for following up on submissions. We also assist the people we work with in building key professional interview skills through mock interviews, where our team helps identify strengths and areas for growth in their personal interview skill set.
Once an individual achieves employment, Overture provides two different Job Coaching services, each of which addresses different support needs to achieve employment success. Services are available both on and off the job site at the request of the individual we support.