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Waban - Making a difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities for over 40 years

Waban Works - Employment Services

Waban Works

Providing Employment Services throughout Southern Maine, WABAN WORKS offers a highly experienced team with specialized skills to assist in identifying, obtaining and maintaining valuable employment opportunities-one person at a time.

We recognize the value of not just a “job” but the value of a career for individuals seeking employment. A meaningful career is something that can be elusive for a person living with a disability. We can help guide those dreams of a career and work with you to build that into a reality.

Providing customized employment or individualized competitive community job placement and employment, the WABAN Works team will work diligently to find that perfect job match.  With continued support with training or ongoing coaching, the WABAN Works job coaching team is ready to step in and provide that service ensuring the best success.

Our highly training and talented staff members can help individuals who happen to live with a disability with:
  • Support Transitioning From School to the Workplace,
  • Career Planning, Exploration, and Job Readiness Assessment Including Job Shadows, Trial Work Experience in Local Business. Resume Writing and Mock Interviews
  • Customized Job Development and Business Development
  • Ongoing/Long Term Support
For employers, we can connect you to services that provide:
  • Motivated and Qualified Employment Candidates
  • Support Assisting your New Employee to Learn the Tasks of the Job. 
  • Tax Credit for Qualified Candidates
  • Job Analysis
  • Assistance with Identifying and Funding Assistive Technology
  • Follow Along Support and Training

For more information about our employment services or if you have questions, please call 207-324-7955 or email Waban Works.

Are you eligible for Services?  WABAN Works serves adults living with a disability including an intellectual disability, brain injury, physical, and autism, psychiatric, emotional or other disability. The individual served must have the proper funding, be interested in working toward and gaining employment but may need some assistance in identifying, finding and/or keeping a job. To be eligible for job development services the individual must be found eligible for services through Bureau of Rehabilitation Services.

How can you be referred or receive services from WABAN Works?  Individuals are referred by the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, the Department of the Blind and Visually Impaired, your Community Case Manager, Individual Support Coordinator, family members or your school system.

How are services paid for?  If eligible, The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services pays for job development and time-limited job coaching. The Department of Health and Human Services funds Career Planning through the “Discovering Personal Genius” curriculum as a service under MaineCare. Work Supports are provided through MaineCare and/or the Department of Health and Human Services on-going work support program.

Service Areas:  Waban Works meets with individuals receiving services in a variety of locations throughout Southern Maine. Meetings could be scheduled at our 2 convenient locations at 5 Dunaway Drive in Sanford or 102 Pleasant Street in Springvale or at a location of your choosing. Career Planning Services begin at the individual’s home and are provided primarily in community locations.