Creating Pathways to Economic Self-Sufficiency

At ACSS, our experience reflects that homeless and financially vulnerable men and women in our community want to work. Many need a pathway to the employment and self-sufficiency that they desire. We provide the training, opportunities, and career resources needed to empower financially vulnerable individuals in our community to become self-sufficient, sustainably employed contributors to society.

Our partnerships with social services organizations throughout the Atlanta metro enable us to reach those most in need of our services. Our corporate partnerships enable us to link potential job candidates to diverse employers with viable employment opportunities.

THE CAREERWORKS STEPS 

For the people we serve, sustainable self-sufficiency does not happen overnight. It is a process based on commitment, consistency and support. CareerWorks uses a four step model to prepare, guide, and empower participants as they strive to reach their goals for economic self-sustainability.

STEP 1- CB3 (CareerWorks Boot Camp)

Our three-week onsite half-day program provides structured, hands-on life and employment workshops led by trained staff, corporate partners, and topic experts. Workshops include goal setting, life and job skills development (interpersonal skills, team building, prioritization), job search techniques, and financial management.  Participants in CB3 receive transportation vouchers, lunch, access to our computer lab and Career Closet, and other support services.

STEP 2 - COACHING

After completion of CB3, each person is assigned a personal life coach for 12 months. Life coaches are assigned based on individual needs and barriers in an effort to ensure long-term success.

STEP 3 - CAREER PLACEMENT

In conjunction with Coaching, we work with our employment and vocational training partners to assist individuals with  attaining viable career placement or vocational training/credentialing.

STEP 4 - CONTINUING SUPPORT

We support our participants beyond job attainment by providing career retention and wrap-around services. Their long-term success is important to us.

CareerWorks is free to all participants. To enroll in CareerWorks, please contact Deborah Chinn at 404.874.8001 or deborah.chinn@atlantacss.org