The Clubhouse offers its own Transitional Employment program, which provides as a right of membership opportunities for members to work on job placements in the labor market. As a defining characteristic of a Clubhouse Transitional Employment program, the Clubhouse guarantees coverage on all placements during member absences. In addition the Transitional Employment program meets the following basic criteria.
a. The desire to work is the single most important factor determining placement opportunity.
b. Placement opportunities will continue to be available regardless of the level of success in previous placements.
c. Members work at the employer’s place of business.
d. Members are paid the prevailing wage rate, but at least minimum wage, directly by the employer.
e. Transitional Employment placements are drawn from a wide variety of job opportunities.
f. Transitional Employment placements are part-time and time-limited, generally 12 to 20 hours per week and from six to nine months in duration.
g. Selection and training of members on Transitional Employment is the responsibility of the Clubhouse, not the employer.
h. Clubhouse members and staff prepare reports on TE placements for all appropriate agencies dealing with members’ benefits.
i. Transitional Employment placements are managed by Clubhouse staff and members and not by TE specialists.
j. There are no TE placements within the Clubhouse. Transitional Employment placements at an auspice agency must be off site from the Clubhouse and meet all of the above criteria.
Current Transitional Employment Opportunities:
- Tilghman Street Goodwill Thrift Store– Utility Associate- three days per week, 5 hours each day; Please see Kristen if you are interested.
- Whitehall Goodwill Thrift Store– Utility Associate- three days per week, 5 hours each day; Please see Michelle if you are interested.
- Steve Shannon Tires- Custodian- flexible schedule 15 hours per week; Please see Chris if you are interested.
The Clubhouse offers its own Supported and Independent Employment Programs to assist members to secure, sustain, and better their employment. As a defining characteristic of Clubhouse Supported Employment, the Clubhouse maintains a relationship with the working member and the employer. Members and staff in partnership determine the type, frequency and location of desired supports.
Members who are working independently continue to have available all Clubhouse supports and opportunities as well as participation in evening and weekend programs. We currently have at least 150 members working independently.
Transitional Employment News
Candice Y. continues to excel at the Goodwill Tilghman Street Store. Angel R. began his TE experience on 9/12 and Andy H. began on 9/18.
Robert N. is working very hard at the group TE in the Goodwill Keystone Area Whitehall Store. Chris A joined this team on 9/12. Chris K. began on 9/14.
Dale R. continues to exceed all expectations at Steve Shannon Tires. He is our first TE ever at this site.
Supported Employment News
Doug H. recently completed his TE at the Goodwill Keystone Area Tilghman Street store. He did so well at this position that they wanted to keep him. Doug is now receiving SE from the Clubhouse to ensure his continued success at his now permanent position.
Elizabeth MP; Bryce G.; and Martha G. are all members who went through the TE program at the Goodwill Keystone Area Whitehall Store and are now working permanently at that same store. Mel S is also working at this store and receiving SE from the Clubhouse.
Devin M. and Matt P. continue to work at Lehigh Valley Logistics.