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Alpha Career Options

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Alpha Career Options, our Supported Employment Program, markets the benefits of hiring an individual with a variety of disabilities and the effect it can have on both the business and the community.  We work closely with local businesses to better understand their wants and needs with the goal of becoming business partners.  Those partnerships are built on a foundation of trust, respect and the quality of service we deliver to both the individual and the business.

Watch the video below and hear directly from our individuals who are employed throughout the community and learn how much their jobs mean to them —

 

Individuals can receive the following:

  • Job Preparation (resume building, interview readiness and personal & professional reference organization)
  • Job Development (interaction with local business owners and hiring managers as well as community assessments at the company)
  • On Site Job Training (assistance with new hire paperwork, orientation and intense job coaching)
  • Extended Job Coaching (long-term coaching supports available for individuals who retain a job longer than 4 months)

Many of the people we support have endured long-term success working competitively in the community.  They are valued for their strong work ethic, loyalty and dedication.  For many individuals, work has become synonymous with their self-esteem, self-sufficiency and self-worth.  As a person gains confidence and experience at a job, Alpha Career Options continues to promote their independence and productivity.

We are committed to facilitating good employer-employee job matches.  To ensure the success of our employees, we offer the following services at no cost to the company or organization:

  • Realistic appraisal of individual skills and abilities
  • ADA Consultation (Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • On-the-job training
  • Extended support
  • Disability awareness training for employer and employees
  • Promotes independence

These supports are available to individuals of working age and have been diagnosed with a disability. Alpha Career Options partners with ACCESS-VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation), OMH (Office of Mental Health) and OPWDD (Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities).

Some of the current business partnerships Alpha Career Options partners with are:

  • AC Moore
  • Aramark
  • Ballston Area Community Center
  • Bow Tie Cinema
  • Burger King
  • Byron’s IGA Market
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Exit 9 Wine and Liquor
  • Freedom Manufacturing
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Hoffman’s Carwash
  • Holiday Inn
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • McDonald’s
  • Olive Garden
  • Outsource Partners
  • Price Chopper/ Market 32
  • Quad Graphics
  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway
  • Saratoga Hilton
  • Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Stewart’s Shops
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Town of Milton Department of Public Works
  • Walmart
  • Wesley Health Care Center

For more information about Alpha Career Options, please contact Sonya Durrum at sdurrum@saratogabridges.org or 518-587-0723 ext. 1311.