Employment Concepts is worksite partners program that functions in accordance with BHDDH's Employment First initiative by
supporting people in preparing for, finding and maintaining meaningful, competitively waged, and integrated employment in the
community. Participants begin services following the submission of an employment referral and an assessment of work readiness.
During this time, we offer an array of learning and training experiences. Community exploration and pre-vocational training
opportunities are offered to help participants develop skills toward employment. This may include attendance in our Work Readiness 4
week class that focuses on employment seeking skills, interviewing, appearance, barriers to employment, interpersonal skills and
resume writing. Other opportunities include building skills through volunteering at sites such as Greenwich Bay Manner, DCYF, RI Blood
Center, Warwick Public Library, and Pilgrim Senior Center. Vocational Evaluations occur in 2 different community based sites for
3-days each at a minimum of 4 hours. These evaluations determine an individual's skills and aptitudes regarding work readiness.
Situational Assessments are provided in collaboration with the Office of Rehabilitation Services for a period of 10 days at one site.
This assessment allows for evaluation of an individual's performance in a specific area of interest related to their work goal.
It also provides practical experience to assist the individual to make informed decisions and to ensure a smooth transition and
equip people with important job and workplace skills, job development and job retention are provided. Currently, The Trudeau Center
has assisted individuals to obtain employment throughout Rhode Island at locations such as Crayons Early Care & Education Center,
Shaw's, Citizens Bank, Stop & Shop, Kohl's, Sodexho at Amgen, Home Depot, Marshall's, Christmas Tree Shop, Hilton Garden Inn,
Panera Bread, and Sinel, Wilfand & Vinco.
If you are a business owner who would like to collaborate with the Worksite Partners Program, please contact , Job Developer, at (401) 739‑2700
If you would like additional information about participation in the Worksite Partners Program, please contact , Program Coordinator, at (401) 739‑2700