Urology Professionals goal is to help people with SCI reintegrate back into the community. Finding employment is a major step towards rebuilding & living a purposeful life. Below are some resources to help someone with a disability enter into the workforce.
Ability Jobs has a great list of employment opportunities that are available to people with disabilities.
Career One Stop
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Federal Employment Job Listings for People with Disabilities
The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR)
Assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. Working with individuals of every type and category of disability, DOR provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible Californians. DOR also provides 29 Independent Living Centers which offer information and referral services to assist individuals with disabilities live active, independent lives.
A Certified Social Security Administration (SSA) Employment Network for the Ticket-To-Work program. We help beneficiaries on disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental insurance (SSI) find jobs and provide valuable resources, tools, and support for success. They provide free job placement and employment services for beneficiaries of SSI and SSDI between the ages of 18 and 63.
Return to Work
The Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is designed to help persons with disabilities get jobs in the California state civil service. LEAP is an alternative to the traditional testing process, allowing applicants to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities through onthe-job testing.
Campaign For Disability Employment
The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
There are many incentives for employers to hire disabled workers:
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
A Federal tax credit incentive that the Congress provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The main objective of this program is to enable the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self- sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while the participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability. WOTC joins other workforce programs that help incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers. Incentives for employers include an average $2,400 tax write-off for each disabled employee. For more details, read the FAQ, and check out the detailed info for employers.
On the Job Training (OJT) Funds
OJT funds are available to any employer who hires a California Department of Rehabilitation consumer. A maximum of $1,500 is available for a new employee who is in training. Successful training should result in permanent full-time employment, although sometimes part-time positions are considered. Normally, the training period is limited to no more than three months per employee. Job Coaching Services are also available. Job coaches train hires for up to six months. This training benefits both the employee and the employer. Job coaching is free to any employer who hires a California Department of Rehabilitation consumer.
Small Business Tax Credit
Small businesses may take an annual tax credit for making their businesses accessible to persons with disabilities. The credit is 50% of expenditures over $250 but not to exceed $10,250, for a maximum benefit of $5,000.