Comprehensive Employment Services

We help thousands of New Yorkers find employment to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.

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NADAP’s Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) department assesses clients’ vocational skills, interests, and goals, provide job readiness, and help match clients with suitable employment opportunities. NADAP’s CES department supports clients’ transition to new jobs by providing a range of supportive follow-up and retention services. Our job readiness and employment programs feature:

  • Comprehensive vocational assessments and occupational evaluations
  • Individualized employment plans that address barriers in order to reach short and long term employment goals
  • Job Readiness workshops for resume development, interview skills, etc.
  • Computer resources with typing and Microsoft tutorials, resume writing software, internet access, and online employment resources
  • Clothing resources to provide free professional clothing and accessories for interviews
  • Job developers that match clients with appropriate job opportunities thought direct employer contacts
  • Employment retention and advancement services, including incentive programs
  • Rapid re-employment, where applicable, to ensure job seekers remain engaged in work

NADAP offers several specialized employment programs in the metropolitan area:

  • Comprehensive Employment Services (CES):

    Our original job-readiness program, located in the heart of Midtown! Our CES program staff provides job readiness and retention services, while our job developers match clients with appropriate employment opportunities. Approximately 80% of our clients obtain employment over 21 hours per week. Participants must be aged 18 years or older and are either currently enrolled, or have previously been enrolled, in a substance abuse treatment program. CES also accepts referrals from ACCES-VR for participants with any diagnosed disability, not just substance use.

    Wage Subsidy (WS) Program:

    A division of CES, WS is aimed at helping NYC custodial and non-custodial parents able to work at least 30 hours per week. WS clients participate in job readiness and/or vocational training, receive job development/matching services, as well as individualized case management and retention services. WS is also located at our Midtown location.

    Career Pathways II (CPII):

    The CPII program is designed for young adults, ages 16-24. Students complete a three-week job readiness program and can be referred to paid-training for HHA, Security, Customer Service, Food Handler’s or OSHA. Our job development staff will also assist with arranging interviews for the students, while our program staff provides case management and retention services. CPII is also located at our Midtown location.

    CareerCompass (CC):

    For adult NYC residents currently receiving public assistance, CareerCompass can help put participants on the path to self sufficiency. Our staff will evaluate clients and determine an individualized employment and service plan which may include referrals to education, vocational training, or job placement services. CareerCompass currently has locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Please note that CareerCompass clients can only be referred by HRA.

    Nassau CES:

    For adult residents of Nassau County receiving public assistance, Nassau CES staff provides individualized employment assessments, direct placement into employment and educational activities, job readiness preparation and matching, and retention and case management services. Please note that Nassau CES clients can only be referred by Nassau County DSS.

    Nassau Employment Initiative:

    The NEI program provides specialized vocational services for Nassau and Suffolk residents living with HIV or AIDS. Our staff will assist with job readiness preparation, resume writing, and identifying full time and part time employment opportunities, while providing individualized case management services.

    Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS):

    The HCBS program works with NYC and Nassau County residents who face a multitude of barriers. Clients diagnosed with mental illness and who have a history of alcohol/substance abuse are eligible for a wide range of prevocational and vocational services. This ranges from travel training, vocational referrals and obtaining IDs, up to interviewing, job placement, and follow up services. Available to all NYC and Nassau residents currently enrolled in a Health Homes program.

NADAP’s Comprehensive Employment Services are funded by the NY State Office on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the NY State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA), and Nassau County Department of Social Services DSS).

For more information about our Comprehensive Employment Services programs, and to learn about program eligibility, please contact:
Lauren Benatti, LBenatti@nadap.org or (212) 986-1170
355 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017