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Below you will find resources and information on how to begin your job search and what support you need to find a job. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I WANT TO WORK
With the help of someone who knows you well, you can fill out this workbookhttp://www.learningcommunity.us/Reading%20Room/documents/Iwanttowork-Workbook02-28-12.pdf)  and its partner guide.http://www.learningcommunity.us/Reading%20Room/documents/Iwanttowork-PartnerGuide02-28-12.pdf) These will help you find out your work interests, create a resume, and write a support document. 
 
YOUR RIGHTS AS AN EMPLOYEE
You have right under the law to make minimum wage, which is $7.25 in Virginia. If you make less than minimum wage, you have the right to seek information on finding another job by going to your local Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) office or by talking to your case manager. To find a DARS office near you, click here (hyperlink: https://www.vadars.org/offices.aspx). If you want to learn more about your rights as an employee, click on this fact sheet.(hyperlink: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs39h.pdf)
 
GET INVOLVED
To find a self-advocacy organization near you, click the map (Use the same image of a map of Virginia on the homepage, and hyperlink to the updated information on the pdf attached below (same as homepage pdf))
 
YOUR SUPPORT TEAM
It’s important to have a team of people behind you when finding a job. This team can include family and friends. To determine the people in your life that can support you, fill out the relationship map.
 
 

 

 

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Partnership for People with Disabilities
Virginia Commonwealth University
700 E. Franklin Street, P.O. Box 843020
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3020
804.828.3876 (voice) 804.828.0042 (fax)
www.partnership.vcu.edu


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