Focus on Training
Individuals interested in joining the Unified Workforce program have working interviews to determine if the job is a good fit. Upon hire, experienced job coaches provide an orientation, and a training period (typically one to three months) helps employees develop the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace. An emphasis is placed on the skills that will help employees gain future employment, including:
• Adapting to a new work environment
• Managing anger and conflict
• Boundaries in the workplace
Job coaches offer ongoing light supports that are aimed at helping employees increase productivity and achieve independence.
Community-Based, Integrated Workplace
Unified Workforce employees work at DePaul Packaging, a competitively-run food and consumer goods packaging facility on Hayden Island. DePaul Packaging's customers include major national grocery stores, food brands and electronic companies. Unified Workforce employees perform the same jobs as, and work side-by-side with, all employees throughout the facility.
Unified Workforce employees work in a wide variety of capacities related to packaging, assembly and collating of food and other consumer goods products. Jobs may include packaging spices, quinoa or trail mix, assembling retail displays for grocery stores, collecting cardboard to be reused or recycled, and labeling T-shirts. Many types of work are available on any given day, and employees are matched to duties that best fit their skill sets.
Interested in Learning More?
We frequently give tours to interested employees and their families, case managers, service providers, schools, and other interested individuals and groups. Please contact us at the link below to schedule a tour.