Disability Program Navigator
The Department of Labor (DOL) has established a new position, the Disability Program Navigator, in One-Stop Career Centers throughout the country to better inform people with disabilities about the work support programs available at DOL's One-Stop Career Centers.
Disability Program Navigators:
- Guide One-Stop Career Center staff in helping people with disabilities access and navigate the various programs that impact their ability to gain/retain jobs.
- Facilitate integrated, seamless, and comprehensive services in On-Stop Career Centers to persons with disabilities.
- Improve linkages to the employer community and develops demand-responsive strategies to meet their recruitment and retention needs.
- Facilitate the transition of in- or out-of-school youth with disabilities to obtain employment and enconomic self-sufficiency.
- Serve as a resource on programs that impact the ability of persons with disabilities to enter and remain in the workforce.
- Bring together multiple partners to foster a collaborative effort by building Interagency Action Committees to address systems level barriers and Integrated Resource Teams to address individual level barriers to employment job seekers with disabilities experience.
For additional information contact: The Disability Team, DOLETA at 202.693.3844.
Recommendation for Employers
EARN - The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is a resource for employers seeking to recruit, hire, and retain qualified employees with disabilities.
EARN supports employers in recruiting, hiring, retaining and advancing qualified individuals with disabilities through confidential, no-cost:
Consultation and technical assistance
Comprehensive online resources
Links to state and local community-based organizations serving job seekers with disabilities
EARN is part of the National Employer Technical Assistance, Policy, and Research Center at Cornell University funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.
Questions and Answers: Promoting Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce
Social Security Administration’s new HIRING INITIATIVE
Social Security Administration
Center for Human Resources
1301 Young Street, Suite 130
Dallas, TX 75202
SSA’s Hiring Plans for 2009: Linking Candidates with Disabilities to SSA Jobs
The Social Security Administration has recently received funding to hire a significant number of employees throughout the country. This hiring initiative offers a unique opportunity for individuals with disabilities who may want to get a job with SSA. These jobs will be at various skill levels including a number of entry-level positions.
What Kind of Jobs is SSA offering?
SSA is recruiting employees to work in field offices and teleservice centers where they will assist the public by phone and in person with a wide variety of program related activities such as filing claims, applying for a new or replacement Social Security cards and other types of inquiries. SSA also is recruiting employees to work in claims processing centers and to work in hearings offices in legal and paralegal positions.
Where are these jobs located?
All across the United States; for example, some are in the local SSA field offices or SSA hearings offices, some in the 37 teleservice centers nationwide, some in SSA’s program service centers and some at SSA headquarters in the Baltimore area.
How will SSA recruit?
- SSA will use a variety of avenues to recruit and hire people with disabilities. In particular, the Agency is reaching out to Ticket to Work ticket holders who are trying to return to work, veterans with disabilities through programs such as the Wounded Warrior transitional program, and students with disabilities. Many individuals with disabilities will qualify for consideration under a special placement authority called “Schedule A.”
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Hiring People with Disabilities
- Veterans Hiring Authorities
- Reasonable Accommodation
- Federal Career Intern Program
- Student Programs
- Ticket to Work
- SSA Job Descriptions (Word Version)
Job Accommodation Network
JAN now has live chat available for accommodation questions. Hover over the "Contact Us" button on the link above to pull up the live chat link.
Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services
Texas Workforce Commission