STIC provides several different employment services to people with all types of disabilities. The primary goal of these services is to assist individuals with obtaining and keeping meaningful employment. We focus exclusively on finding people integrated jobs in the community. Through our employment program, Job Connections, we assist individuals with the development of employment opportunities as wells as provide on-going support to maintain employment. This includes developing job seeking skills, resume writing, finding employment, job coaching and related services.
STIC provides employment services in Broome, Tioga and Chenango Counties.
Supported Employment provides the supports individuals need to obtain and maintain paid competitive jobs in the community. Our Job Connections program can help individuals find a job and provide a Job Coach to assist with learning duties and be a part of the workplace. Staff also assist individuals with career exploration, resume writing, job interview preparation, and travel training.
Eligibility - STIC provides Supported Employment services under ACCES-VR and OPWDD.
Employment Training Program (ETP)
ETP offers individuals an opportunity to work in an internship that will lead to permanent employment in a community business. During the internship, wages will be paid by through ETP while the individual learns the skills needed for the job. ETP participants also attend job readiness classes that present topics such as conflict resolution and how to dress for work. ETP services include increased job development and job coaching as well as assistance with other employability skills.
Eligibility - Individuals must have OPWDD Eligibility to participate in the Employment Training Program.
Ticket to Work
STIC is an Employment Network under the Ticket to Work program. Under this program, eligible Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities who are receiving monthly cash benefit payments are entitled to participate by signing up with an approved service provider of their choice. As an Employment Network, STIC will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment. These services may be training, career counseling, vocational rehabilitation, job placement, and ongoing support services necessary to achieve a work goal.
The goals of the Ticket to Work Program are to:
• Offer beneficiaries with disabilities expanded choices when seeking service and supports to enter, re-enter, and/or maintain employment;
• Increase the financial independence and self-sufficiency of beneficiaries with disabilities; and
• Reduce and, whenever possible, eliminate reliance on disability benefits.
Eligibility - The Ticket to Work Program is available to people ages 18 through 64 who are blind or have a disability and who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Kandi Stevens, Supported Employment Coordinator
Phone: (607) 724-2111 or toll free at (877) 722-9150 (Voice and TTY)
Fax: (607) 772-3603