Grow has been at the forefront of the state-mandated movement to shift from piece work to fully integrated employment services in the community. Grow accomplished this 15 months before the state mandated deadline of June 2015, making us a widely recognized leader in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our focus is to seek employment opportunities in the community to help individuals achieve personal career goals. Grow is a member of the South Shore Collaborative on Employment which meets and shares job leads. We have a team of Case Managers, Job Coaches, Team Leaders, a Director of Employment Services, all collaborating on person-centered planning for each individual seeking outside employment. Once it is established that an individual wants to work in the community, the Employment Team develops a “Career Development Plan,” an inventory of all the individual’s interests, skills, and experience relevant to his or her job search, employability, job match, retention and long-range career development. All individuals placed in community employment receive job coaching – intensive at first, and diminishing as the individual masters his or her job.
Our individual independent community employment placement is flourishing, pacing 28 individuals in 21 stores and companies in 14 cities: Abington, Braintree, Brockton, Canton, Hanover, Marshfield, Milton, North Quincy, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Taunton, West Bridgewater, and Weymouth – and we are working to add more! Our individuals earn market wages. Our Employment Program provides continuous training and support in the spirit of our mission of “providing quality opportunities for growth to each person we serve”.
We Specialize In
Career Development Plans
Assessing the occupational skills and interests of each person we serve through “Person-Centered Planning”
Developing the necessary skills to work in the community
- Job Exploration
- Resume Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Social Skills
- Safety Skills
Securing appropriate employment opportunities that best utilize abilities.
Job Coaching Support
Training and on-going supports in order to provide mutual, positive, work experiences.
Ready to Make a Change?
We’re hiring! We are looking for people like you to grow our team. If you are looking for a rewarding and creative work environment at a top-ranked organization, contact us!