Getting a Job


Getting a Job

A job can provide a sense of accomplishment and pride and have an enormous effect on our overall life satisfaction. Finding the right job is not easy and can be especially challenging for individuals with disabilities. A good transition plan will help students prepare and acquire the right skills for the right job.

Preparing for the Job World

Being prepared for the job world involves a variety of skills. Students can prepare by learning good social skills, grooming skills, work ethics, and specific job skills.

Find out more about Preparing Students with Disabilities for the Workforce

Skills to Pay the Bills: “Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success”

Getting Ready for Managing Finances at the Age of Majority

Work Options

There are many different types of job situations that might be appropriate and rewarding to an individual with a disability. Some people are able to work in full or part-time positions while others may need supported employment. Still others might create their own microboard or work as volunteers.

Find out more about Microboards in Georgia

Find out more about Supported Employment

Find out about Job Corps

Find out about AmeriCorps of Georgia

Find out about Customized Employment

Utilize the Workplace Flexibility Toolkit developed by the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Women’s Bureau

One-Stop Workforce

Cashier Handing Credit Card to Customer ca. 2002

Workforce Centers are part of the Georgia Department of Labor and provide a variety of services including helping individuals explore career options through personal assessment and  counseling, train for a job, and find the financial resources to help with preparing for work.

Find a Workforce Center Near You

Rehabilitation Services

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five programs to help people with disabilities become productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.

  • The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) provides services to help eligible persons with disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain competitive employment. VR has more than 50 offices in 12 regions statewide.
  • Disability Adjudication Services (DAS), works with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make disability determinations for Georgia citizens who apply for entitlement programs administered by the SSA.