Tools and Resources

for the HOPWA Getting to Work Employment Initiative

Getting to Work Evaluation Report

This report provides an overview and evaluation of the Getting to Work Initiative.

Capacity Self-Assessment

This tool is designed to assist organizations assess their current capacity to address employment service needs of the clients they serve.

Work Plan

This tool is designed to help organizations plan and organize their strategies to increase their employment service capacity.

Quarterly Report

Participating agencies are asked to complete this report quarterly.

Getting to Work Materials

AIDS Services of Dallas Client-Work Spreadsheet

Oregon Care Coordination Form

State of Oregon Working With HIV Brochure

State of Oregon Case Manager Resource Webpage

Getting to Work Los Angeles– blog link

New Haven is Getting to Work– blog link

Vocational Assessment Tools

The following sample tools for vocational assessments with clients can be modified to fit the specific needs of your employment program’s mission and target population.

CHETA Career Mapping
Hopelink Intake Assessment
Readiness for Employment – Self Assessment – Willing Partners
Housing and Employment Assessment

Employability Assessment and Plan
Vocational Assessment Tool
Personal Profile
Vocational Assessment Questions
Vocational Assessment Questions Checklist
Chicago House Assessment
Chicago House Work Plan

Online Training, Tools and Resources

The National Transitional Jobs Network
The NTJN project of the Heartland Alliance, Inc. launched the Working to End Homelessness Initiative in 2011 which includes a series of best practice briefs addressing homeless populations and employment.  These include:

Job Search Engine – Think Beyond the Label
A project of, Think Beyond the Label is a new online jobs portal that connects job seekers with disabilities to employers actively looking to hire them. This gives people looking for employment opportunities free access to nearly 1 million job listings from more than 90,000 screened employers in the private and public sectors.

Supported Employment
This document is a paper focused on guidelines for using the Supported Employment model for people with mental illness.

This Powerpoint describes the Supported Employment model as an evidenced based practice for clients with mental illness.

One Stop System
3000 One-Stop Career Centers across country provide job seekers with training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services

Job Corps
Free education and training program for low income young people at least 16 years of age

Hands-on career training – nearly  29,000 participating sponsors representing more than 250,000 employers

Alternative education & work training program that assists youth who are often significantly behind in basic skills with obtaining a high school diploma or GED credential with approximately 200 programs funded by DOL

Employment Networks and the Ticket to Work Program Directory
Employment Networks contract with SSA to provide/accept Tickets under the Ticket to Work program

Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Directory
Authorized to serve all SSA beneficiaries with disabilities with benefits, planning and assistance services

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies provide employment-related assistance for people with disabilities, including counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services and Tickets under Ticket to Work program

Hiring People with Disabilities
A short training video, posted on the Office of Personnel Management’s website, geared toward employers and the process of hiring people with a disability

Disability Employment Initiative
Department of Labor initiative to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes of youth and adults who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits

The “Add Us In” Initiative
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and designed to identify and develop strategies to increase employment opportunities within the small business community for individuals with disabilities

Other Employment Related Resources

Getting to Work Project Launch Presentation by Dylan Orr
Employment Assistance and Resource Network
Job Accommodations Network
HIV/AIDS Employment Roundtable: Proceedings Report and Video