Employment in Moving to Peabody!

Published: February 16, 2022

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In a few weeks, Bridgewell’s Kelly J. Martin Employment Support program will be moving to our headquarters at 10 Dearborn Road in Peabody. Bridgewell’s Employment program operates out of three different location sites, and serves close to 100 people. Approximately 50 participants will be working out of the new site in Peabody.

The Bridgewell headquarters will be a truly inclusive site, which is part of the Bridgewell mission: Building independence and inclusiveness for the people we serve. The move is an incredible opportunity for the administrative and program staff at the main headquarters to interact with and get to know people in our employment programs.

“Being centrally located near Lynn, Saugus and other communities we serve will provide significant job opportunities for the employment program participants and staff,” said Stacey Leibowitz, Bridgewell’s Vice President of Day Habilitation and Community Engagement. “Route 1 alone has several businesses that we can partner with on employment opportunities. Additionally, the professional atmosphere of being in a corporate office will add value and experience while increasing professionalism – it will serve as a good stepping stone into community employment.”

Bridgewell’s Employment Program works on employment skills, job placement and coaching services for adults with developmental disabilities, including those with an autism spectrum disorder. Also part of the employment support program is Community Based Day Supports (CBDS), which provides a variety of community and center-based experiences to develop and improve personal, social and life skills while focusing on employment.

Each participant in the Employment Program works with Bridgewell staff to create a personalized career or volunteer plan and goals based on their individual interests and abilities,” said Leibowitz. The program is designed to be as community-based as possible, so the physical program site is really a home base for learning opportunities, skills-based training, and applying for jobs. For instance, program participants may come to the Dearborn site for an activity or to attend a morning meeting, but then head out to work at an employment site, volunteer, or engage in some other activity in the community.”

Click here to learn more about Bridgewell’s Employment program.



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