Employment Support

Exploring and creating employment opportunities for residents.
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Personalized job search support.

First Place employment staff work one-on-one with residents, identifying interests and skill sets to help chart a course for lasting employment.

Goal Planning

  • Explore personal and career interests.
  • Identify action steps.
  • Set individual and family meetings.

Employment Support

  • Resume writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Transportation navigation training
  • Skill development
  • New hire and initial job support

Community Partners

  • Network to identify opportunities for residents: volunteering, internships and employment
  • Collaboration and training to support resident success

Be Open +
Be Ready℠

Through Be Open + Be Ready, First Place’s workplace/workforce readiness program, we’re working with neurodiverse adults and businesses to put more people to work on a shared path to success.  

“Every moment of the day, our community demonstrates how independent, purpose-driven lives are possible in an inclusive, supportive environment.”
Nancy Ottmann, Chief Operating Officer, First Place–Phoenix

Employment partners

Volunteer & internship partners