At Eggleston, we believe in empowering citizens at work, at home, and in the community. That is why we have spent the past 65 years providing education, training, and employment for persons with disabilities. Even with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), many adults with disabilities have difficulty finding or keeping employment. Thankfully, Eggleston is here to help serve our community through employment, residential, and support services.
Eggleston’s Community Employment For Adults with Disabilities Program
One of the main ways that Eggleston provides disability employment services in Hampton Roads, is through our community employment program. The first step for this program is getting a referral to our resources. Then, our team will help find and place adults with disabilities in a suitable work environment.
Getting a Referral
A referral for our community employment program must come from one of three places: the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), or the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). These state agencies assist individuals with disabilities by helping them find work. In order to participate in our community employment program, you must receive a referral from one of these agencies. This can help individuals find jobs for physically disabled adults. Visit your local office in order to find out how you can receive a referral.
Finding Jobs for Adults with Disabilities
Once you have received your referral, Eggleston’s staff of experienced specialists provide one-on-one support. Through situational assessment, job development, job placement and training, and follow-along support, each individual client can reach their goal of obtaining employment.
The goal of situational assessment is to get a better understanding of what type of job the individual would enjoy and be able to perform. With job development, the staff member helps prepare the individual for job expectations and the interview process. Through job placement and training, the individual is placed in a job and is supported by a staff member in performing the job duties. Once the individual is more comfortable in their job setting, they will receive follow-along support and have someone to turn to if needed.
Working for Eggleston
In addition to providing a community employment program, Eggleston is also an employer! This means that you can work for Eggleston. In order to do this, you have to receive documentation of your disability and apply.
Documentation of Disability
The job opportunities at Eggleston are available for anyone to apply to. An individual with a disability just needs documentation of this disability in order for their application to be considered. This documentation can be in the form of a letter or report from a physician, psychiatrist, or psychologist stating the nature and severity of the disability.
Once you have the proper documentation, you can apply for a position at Eggleston online or at our office. Our online application is available on our Careers page. You can also receive a physical application at our office. (Located at 5145 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA from 9 AM – 3 PM Monday through Friday.) Once your application is completed with all necessary supporting documents, you can either fax (757) 627-4760, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or return the application to our office.
Disability Employment Services in Hampton Roads
Whether you are a person with a disability or are helping someone with a disability, Eggleston can help find employment. Through our community employment program and our own employment opportunities, we have helped hundreds of individuals find enjoyable, long-term, and successful employment.
While Eggleston has a long history of assisting and aiding adults with disabilities, we are not the only disability employment service in Hampton Roads. You can find information about other community resources for persons with disabilities through Virginia Easy Access, the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.