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Employment Services

NADAP helps individuals identify their unique interests, skills and values and begin their career pathway towards independence and success.

Employment Services

NADAP helps individuals identify their unique interests, skills and values and begin their career pathway towards independence and success.

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Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)

Our original job-preparation program Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) is based in Midtown Manhattan and offers assistance in a number of ways.

The CES team:

  • assesses each client’s career skills, interests and goals
  • provides job readiness and vocational training in fields like IT, security
  • emergency response and home health care
  • helps match each client with the right job opportunity
  • supports every transition to a new position with a wide range of follow-up and retention services

Participants must be 18 or older and either previously or currently enrolled in a substance use treatment program. We also accept referrals from ACCES-VR for individuals with a diagnosed disability.

Our CES Program Includes personal employment plans that address obstacles and outline short and long-term goals.

Including:

  • job readiness workshops to write resumes, practice interviewing, and more
  • computer resources for typing, internet access, Microsoft tutorials, and more
  • free professional clothing and accessories for interviews. a network of employer contacts
  • rapid re-employment (where applicable) to make sure job seekers remain engaged in work

Location:  355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10017

Contact: Nicole Williams, nwilliams@nadap.org; 212-986-1170 ext.  141

Funders: The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)

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Nassau Comprehensive Employment Services

Our Nassau CES program is available to Nassau County residents receiving public assistance. Please note that clients may only be referred by Nassau County DSS.

Includes:

  • career skill
  • interest and goal assessment
  • potential referrals to education
  • job readiness
  • vocational training
  • job placement
  • case management
  • follow-up/retention services

Location: 50 Clinton Street, Suite 610, Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact: Betty Robinson, brobinson1@nadap.org; 516-620-1355

Funders: The Nassau County Department of Social Services (NDSS)

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Career Compass

Our Career Compass program is designed to help NYC residents receiving cash assistance to become self-sufficient. Participants may only be referred by the New York City Human Resources Administration.

Includes:

  • career skill
  • interest and goal assessment
  • personal employment plan
  • potential referrals to education, vocational training, and job placement services

Location: Manhattan (Harlem) and Brooklyn

Contact:

Olivia Arias, Career Compass Brooklyn, 630 Flushing Avenue, Suite 230, Brooklyn, NY 11206; oarias@nadap.org; 646-359-6429

Stephanie Otanez, Career Compass Manhattan, 1825 Park Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY  10035; sotanez@nadap.org; 646-809-4891   

Funders: The New York City Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services (NYC HRA)

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Nassau Employment Initiative

Our Nassau Employment Initiative (NEI) provides specialized vocational services to Nassau County and Suffolk County residents living with HIV or AIDS.

Includes:

  • job readiness
  • vocational training
  • resume writing
  • identifying full-time and part-time job opportunities
  • case management

Location: 50 Clinton Street, Suite 610, Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact: Joseph Sarno, jsarno@nadap.org; 516-620-1363

Funders: The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)

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Home and Community-Based Services

Our Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) program works with New York City and Nassau County residents who face a number of barriers, and is available to those enrolled in New York State’s Health Home initiative. Clients diagnosed with a mental illness who have a history of alcohol and substance use are eligible for a wide range of prevocational and vocational services, such as securing IDs, interviewing, travel training, job placement, and follow-up services.

Includes:

● assessment to determine a career path and identify potential barriers
● resume support
● interview preparation
● job application tips and assistance
● job development
● ongoing support after job placement

Location: 355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, 10017  

Contact: Jonathan Richards, jrichards@nadap.org; 212-986-1170 ext. 133

Funders: NYS Medicaid Waivers

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Project ACE (Assessment Case Management Employment)

Project ACE is designed to help clients with mental health disorder or substance use preventing them from employment and independence. Our team of Project ACE Specialists, Case Managers, and Vocational Counselors work with individuals to determine what services they need, outline a plan for housing and employment, and provide resources that help them prepare for, find and maintain a good job. More specifically, they offer referrals for mental health, substance use treatment, medical, dental, food, and clothing facilities, as well as assistance with housing, legal issues, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability, and public assistance.

Includes:

  • substance use assessments and treatment referrals
  • case management and clinical support services
  • mental health assessments and treatment referrals
  • clinical workshops: new client orientation, coping skills, maintaining recovery, etc.
  • medical and dental treatment referrals
  • referrals to food and clothing pantries, support with legal issues, support with SSI/D
  • applications and public assistance benefits
  • employment services
  • job readiness and preparation
  • job placement and retention support
  • employment workshops: resume writing, interviewing skills, etc.
  • housing services
  • supportive housing and single room occupancy application support
  • housing placement assistance

Location: 1 Smith Street 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Contact: Sarah Hackett – shackett@nadap.org718-625-9590

Funders: The New York City Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services (NYC HRA)

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ACCES-VR

ACCES-VR is funded by the New York State Educational Department, Adult Career and Individual Education Services.  ACCES-VR refers clients who have been diagnosed with a vocational disability directly from the NYC ACCES-VR offices.  Clients are evaluated on their interviewing skills and participate in the CES Workshop or one-on-one job development.  Clients are then placed in jobs based on trainings completed through their ACCES-VR office and placement follow-up and retention services are tracked for 90 days.ACCES-VR is funded by the New York State Educational Department, Adult Career and Individual Education Services.  ACCES-VR refers clients who have been diagnosed with a vocational disability directly from the NYC ACCES-VR offices.  Clients are evaluated on their interviewing skills and participate in the CES Workshop or one-on-one job development.  Clients are then placed in jobs based on trainings completed through their ACCES-VR office and placement follow-up and retention services are tracked for 90 days.

Includes:
• Intake
• Job Development
• Job Replacement
• Job Retention

LOCATION: 355 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

CONTACT: Jonathan Richards, 212-986-1170 x133, jrichards@nadap.org

Funders: The New York State Educational Department, Adult Career and Individual education services

 

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Reduced hospital stays

Our Health Home Care Coordination program has reduced the number of clients’ days in the hospital—in some cases up to 72%.

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Better health outcomes

82% of our Health Home Care Coordination clients have better mental and physical health within six months.

IMPROVED JOB READINESS

More than 18,500 career assessments were completed in our Workforce Programs last year.

REDUCED UNEMPLOYMENT

Our Job Placement Programs assisted more than 650 individuals to find employment last year.

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