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Justin

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Justin is young adult and lives in a house with his aunt in a quiet residential neighborhood. He is very friendly and sociable, and enjoys talking on the phone and emailing friends, but his main interests are computers and video games.

While in high school, he acquired many skills from job training and various volunteer work experiences. Justin's dream job involves helping people and putting things in order.

Justin recently graduated from Post-Secondary training at a local community college. He receives employment supports from Magnolia

EMPLOYMENT PROGRESS LEGEND
Eligibility - Apply for employment servicesone_coin
Assessment - Job preferences are foundtwo_coin
Job Development- Looking for jobsthree_coin
Job Placement- Land the Job
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Training- Get trained on the job site by Job Coach
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Supports- Job aides and helpful coworkers are found
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Fading- Job Coach spends less and less time at job site
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Follow Along- Job Coach only needs to stop by twice a month to check up
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Justin's Job Path

Assessment: Person Centered Planning

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After finishing with his Post-Secondary training in May of 2012, Justin decided he wanted to get a job because he likes to stay busy. After meeting with LRS, he chose the employment services of Magnolia which recently restarted its Supported Employment Program. During three separate Community Based Assessment meetings, Justin shared his interests and job preferences based on the many different places he had worked in the past. His favorite job was at a delicatessen where he helped set up the eating area for lunch. He enjoyed helping people and putting things in order. Getting to and from work is sometimes a challenge for people starting a new job. Justin primarily relies on his aunt for transportation but an adapted transport service.

Job Development and Placement

Since Justinss favorite job was at a deli, restaurants were targeted for Justin's Job Development. For this, the job coaches at Magnolia filled out online applications for restaurants in his neighborhood and contacted as many hiring managers as possible. With persistence the job coaches finally found a Taco Bell manager who needed help during lunch time. He verbally agreed to hire and Justin was elated. But this was followed by several weeks of playing phone tag to get the specifics of the job pinned down. Followed by another few weeks to get through the online orientation training. Another few weeks for a broken computer. And another few weeks to get the uniform. Justin's early enthusiasm turned to frustration. Was Justin being led on a wild goose chase? Yet every time the manager was pinned down, he was as nice as could be and seemed genuinely happy to be hiring Justin. So what was the deal with all the delays? It turned out the manager was busy with opening a new store and hiring Justin was not one of his top priorities. He wanted to hire Justin. In fact, he wanted to bring Justin along with him to the new location.

Job Training

After a long hiring process, which included completing Taco Bell orientation training, Justin finally began work as a lobby attendant at Taco Bell. Justin's job is to make sure the lobby and eating area stay neat and orderly during the lunchtime rush. His main duties are wiping counters, tables and trays, rearranging chairs, and keeping the condiments well stocked. Other duties include washing windows and doors, sweeping, taking out garbage, and cleaning bathrooms.

After a long hiring process, which included completing Taco Bell orientation training, Justin finally began work as a lobby attendant at Taco Bell. Justin's job is to make sure the lobby and eating area stay neat and orderly during the lunchtime rush. His main duties are wiping counters, tables and trays, rearranging chairs, and keeping the condiments well stocked. Other duties include washing windows and doors, sweeping, taking out garbage, and cleaning bathrooms.

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