Employment Services

Civitan Foundation, Inc. celebrates fulfilling and meaningful job opportunities with a work-life balance for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We support our members in maximizing and matching their abilities, interests, and career goals to create sustainable pathways to employment. Civitan can follow members from Pre-Employment to Group Supported Employment to Competitive Employment. In partnership with the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), local school districts, and community employers, Civitan’s menu of employment services include:

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS-VR, TTE-DDD)

Civitan’s Pre-ETS training to in-school youth (ages 14-22) offers vocational curriculum centered around self-advocacy, post-secondary school counseling, job exploration, workplace readiness, and work-based experiences. Our Pre-ETS instruction is offered as part of our summer program series and is also available year-round to youth with disabilities wanting to learn more about employment options. Transition to Employment (TTE) also promotes skill development for integrated and competitive employment but doesn’t have the age limitations.

  • Group Supported Employment (GSE-DDD)

Our GSE services offers work opportunities under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act Section 14(c) Subminimum Wage Certificate Program. Civitan’s job coaches provide daily on-going support which allows for members to gain a deeper learning experience while earning a paycheck! Examples of our GSE opportunities include:

  • Flerish Thrift and Gift- Customer Service and Retail
  • Civitan Cook-er-y - Food Preparation, Culinary Arts, Catering, etc.
  • The Village Café - Customer and Food Service
  • Janitorial/Custodial – Cleaning Service
  • Newspaper Delivery With a Local Valley Newspaper

  • We are always looking for new partnerships to provide our members with new job opportunities.

    • Individual Supported Employment (ISE-DDD)

    ISE services are available to members who are working independently in the community that need a little extra assistance to maintain success. Civitan job coaches can visit members at their worksites to check in and offer support when needed.

    • Job Development and Retention (JDR-VR)

    Through JDR Civitan assists members in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment in integrated work environments consistent with the member's selected vocational goals, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice. Includes:

  • Job Preparation Services
  • Job Development and Placement
  • Job Retention Services


    Civitan is always seeking employer partnerships to provide meaningful job opportunities to our members! Please contact us today if you are a business looking to make a difference.


    Community and School-Based Transition Specialists – We are your Pre-ETS connection! Contact us today as we help families/students enroll and participate in VR’s Pre-ETS and career education programs. We are here as a community resource and would love to connect with you!

    Offering a flexible blend of services, strategies and supports, Civitan helps creates pathways to employment! For inquiries about Employment Services, partnership opportunities, or to schedule a tour of one of our work sites, please contact: 602-953-2944 or EmploymentServices@campcivitan.org.

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