Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania - Pocono Programs

Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Pocono Programs

Carbon - Monroe - Pike Counties

Center located at PA CareerLink, 2937 PA 611, Tannersville, PA 18327
570-620-2850

Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA's Monroe County office serves school age, out of school youth and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and behavioral health disorders throughout Monroe, Pike, and Carbon Counties.

Please call 570-343-1166 for more information.

Community Employment & Placement Services

These services provide assistance to individuals, who have a barrier in obtaining and maintaining a competitive job within the community. The jobs pay the same wage and benefits received by other employees. Individuals are trained in interviewing skills, proper hygiene, dress code and other areas of job readiness. Clients actively pursue employment with the assistance of an Employment Specialist/Job Coach by utilizing internet job services, newspaper advertisements, cold calls and other leads that meet the needs, wants, and abilities of the individual. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach accompanies clients to their job and actively participates in job training and coaches the individual on all aspects of the job to ensure satisfactory performance. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach decreases work hours as the job tasks are mastered. Goodwill receives the cooperation of many area businesses, which in turn leads to the successful placement of employees in many locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

This program is designed to help youth living with challenges, to find gainful employment in the community. Our goal is to help youth prepare for life after high school by acclimating them into the workplace. Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA works closely with agencies such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and CareerLink as well as the Guidance Office, Learning Support Departments and Transition Coordinator of local school districts in order to ensure that we serve the most in need. Partnering with area businesses and other non-profit agencies Goodwill's Employment Specialists help each participant gain the skills to obtain and maintain employment and create a positive future.

Goodwill Industries of Northeastern PA operates two specific divisions of the Choose Your Future program.

  • In School – Juniors and Seniors with a current Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Out of School – Youth Adults 16-24 year old and currently not in school Choose Your Future

Transition

Some students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) do not always know what they should or what they want to do once they graduate high school. The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance the individuals' potential for success in life after school by helping them pursue areas of interest. Goodwill can offer services in the following areas:

  • Vocational Enhancement
  • Home & Community Habilitation
  • Educational Enhancement
  • Life Skills
  • Family Education & Advocacy

Home & Community Habilitation

Goodwill can provide services to individuals with intellectual disabilities through their Individual Support Plan (ISP) to help maintain, gain, and improve their skills that will allow them to participate in their community. Some examples of the activities that take place are going to the movies, going shopping, or learning to use services in the community like the Post Office or the local gym.

Please call 570-343-1166 for more information.

Job Options

Job Options offers supportive job skills training to individuals with disabilities with an Individual Support Plan (ISP). Participants can obtain paid employment while working under the direction of an Employment Specialist.