Group Employment

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Group employment sites utilize a group of individuals working together in a community setting with ongoing support from an on-site OakLeaf supervisor. OakLeaf Partners contracts with area businesses to develop these work opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Individuals served are employees of UCP of Greater Cleveland and receive an hourly wage. Participants should have Medicaid Waiver funding for this service. Companies are then billed for wages, as well as administrative and benefit fees. Prior to placement, participants are pre-screened, interviewed and undergo a situational assessment at the work site to evaluate job match and skills. Work adjustment periods are also available to assist individuals in adapting to work schedules and demands. During situational assessments or work adjustment, there is no charge to the host employer.

Examples of Jobs include:

  • Reception and Clerical Work
  • Food and Hospitality Services
  • Data Entry
  • Janitorial Work
  • Stocking
  • Mail Room and Copy Services
  • Light Industrial Work

Current Group Employment Partners include:

  • Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan
  • Oatey Company

For more information about Group Employment, please contact: Kate Adkins-Dix at 216-791-8363 ext. 1252 or kadkins-dix@ucpcleveland.org.