Long-Term Services helps people with developmental disabilities earn wages in an integrated, productive environment. In addition to the programs below, we also employ individuals with barriers to employment in our transportation, contracts, vocational services and administrative departments.
At Goodwill, our mission is to provide vocational opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment. When you donate to Goodwill or buy from our stores, you will likely meet some of the people who have found independence, dignity and strength through our mission.
Many of our Long-Term Services employees are eager to learn retail operations work at one of our Goodwill Retail Training Centers. These employees can learn and work at a variety of jobs, including dressing room attendant, stocker, pricer, sorter and donation attendant.
High School Work Experience
Several high schools use our worksites to assist developmentally disabled individuals 17 to 21 to adjust through the transition from school to work by offering work opportunities. Eligible individuals are identified and accompanied by a trainer from their school.
Goodwill assists individuals with diagnosed disabilities attain and retain jobs in the community. Our services include workplace assessments and individual job search assistance. These services are offered in partnership with Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the Veterans Administration, the Oregon Commission for the Blind and other referring agencies. Please call 541-431-3309 and ask for our Vocational Services program and learn how you can be referred to Goodwill.
Supported Work Program
Goodwill provides supported work experience opportunities to individuals receiving TANF. Our Employment Specialists provide an initial evaluation to identify and/or establish positive work habits and dependability. Individuals are then provided opportunities for additional work experience at a Goodwill location. Some participants can receive up to six months of paid on-the-job training. This program is a partnership with the Lane Workforce Partnership (LWP) and the Oregon Department of Human Services. Please call 541-431-3309 and ask for one of our Employment Specialists to learn how you can be referred to Goodwill.
People with misdemeanor offenses may be able to use one of Goodwill's worksites to perform their community service. The appropriate law enforcement agency will make referrals.
Goodwill Industries of Lane and South Coast Counties programs are accredited for organizational employment services by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an independent, not-for-profit agency promoting quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative process that centers on enhancing the lives of the people receiving services. For more information on CARF, visit carf.org. CARF accreditation ensures that:
- Our programs and services actively involve clients in selecting, planning and using services.
- Our programs and services have met client-focused, state-of-the-art national standards of performance.
- Our organization is focused on assisting each client in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes.