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Disability Resource Coordinator

Do you want to use your unique abilities to find the right job that secures your economic independence?

Would you like assistance with understanding complex government programs to obtain the supports you need to thrive in the workplace?

Are you a Social Security beneficiary, recipient of Medicaid or other public benefits?  Do you want to know how to use the Ticket To Work Program?

Are you afraid of losing benefits or medicald coverage if you return to work?

The Disability Resource Coordinator can assist with these and other questions on your path to employment.

The Disability Resource Coordinator is:

An Employment Network who provides employment services to Social Security beneficiaries between the ages of 18-64 with disabilities.  These beneficiaries are called Ticket holders.

A Resource who helps find and avail yourself of programs that impact your ability to gain, return to, or retain employment.

A Facilitator who helps youth and adults with disabilities secure employment and become self-sufficient.

A Coordinator who develops partnerships with local agencies to increase job placement opportunities for individuals with disabilities by arranging appropriate services.

A Relationship Builder who reaches out and engages new agencies and organizations to expand employment-related services for individuals with disabilities.

The Disability Resource Coordinator can:

  • Provide information about employment and training services available through the local One-Stop Career Center, including:
    • Up-to-Date Career Information
    • Step-by-Step Job search Assistance
    • Computerized Job Listings
    • Free Access to Computers, Phones, Fax
    • Free Access to Assistive Devices (Dunkirk office only)
    • Connect you with employers to find the right job for your individual skills.
  • Refer you to local support services that help meet your employment goals, such as:
    • Social Security Work Incentives
    • Benefits Planning Assistance
    • Medicaid Buy-In Program
    • Housing Assistance
    • Transportation Options
    • Child Care
    • Work-Site Accommodations
    • Other Initiatives
  • Assist in Resume Development, Interview Preparation, and Job Placement through the Ticket to Work Program.
  • Offer information about protection and advocacy services for individuals with disabilities.

The Mission of the Disability Resource Coordinator is:

To help individuals with disabilities take advantage of programs and support services to get and keep a job that allows them to be self-supporting.

How to locate your Resource Coordinator:

Contact :
Chautauqua Works
4 East 3rd Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
(716) 661-9553
or
Chautauqua Works
407 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY  14048
(716) 366-9015
Toll Free 1-877-424-9031
TDD/TTY (716) 487-5117

This initiative is funded by the US Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxilliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

 

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