Before a chef can master his craft in the kitchen, he must learn his way around a kitchen in culinary school. In much the same way, our individuals develop job-specific skills in a controlled environment, to prepare them for jobs in the community. Our Community Employment Training Program offers specialized and community-based training to clients in a variety of work environments for the purpose of developing skills for community-based employment. Current training areas may include janitorial, food service, retail, industrial packaging and laundry.
Individuals participate two to five times per week for a period of 4-12 weeks, depending on the training module. Many of these training sessions are held in actual work environments in the community under the supervision of a Community Support Coach. Individuals are paid minimum wage for actual work performed with the exception of janitorial training which is based upon time studies done at the completion of their first 30 days. Transportation to and from off-site trainings is provided by Clearbrook.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How are the individuals selected to participate in trainings? Individuals are referred by their case manager and have to meet the eligibility criteria.
- What does the training actually involve? It depends upon the selected training and site. Variations in the number of days and hours per week and type of skill level are fully explained to the client prior to the start of training.
- Do individuals get paid for training? Yes. Individuals are paid for actual work performed.
- Do individuals automatically get a job upon completion of the Community Training program? Once a individual successfully completes the entire training, he/she will be referred to the job development manager who assists with job placement.
Staff Positions and Primary Responsibilities
Director of Community Employment – Oversee the program and Community Support Coaches.
Community Support Supervisor – Supervises clients at their training sites and completes a thorough evaluation of the clients’ performance at the end of each session.
Community Support Coach – Supervises clients at their training sites and completes a thorough evaluation of the clients’ performance at the end of each session.
Where is the office located?
1815 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
What are the age requirements of the participants in your program?
Clients must be 18 years and older.
If you would like more information about Clearbrook’s Community Employment Training Program, please contact our Employment Department:
Alyson Halberstadt, Director of Community Employment Services
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