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Job Seeker Resources

U.S. Government:

Kansas Department for Children and Families - Vocational Rehabilitation

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Vocational Rehabilitation

Johnson County Developmental Supports Kansas

Johnson County Mental Health Center Kansas

KanCare (Kansas Medicaid)

Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns

Missouri Department of Mental Health – Kansas City Regional Office

Missouri Department of Workforce Development

MO Health Net (Missouri Medicaid)

Social Security Administration

Unified Government Department of Human Services (CDDO KCK/Wyandotte County)

Workforce Partnership


Education 

GED Information – State of Kansas

GED Information – State of Missouri

Horizon Academy (Not SMSD Horizon High School)

Northland Career Center (GED)

Johnson County Community College/CLEAR Program

Institute for Human Development, ACED, University of Missouri Kansas City

Thrive Program – Central Missouri University

Transition to Post Secondary Education – University of Kansas


Service Providers and Organizations

AbilityKC

ADHDKC

Aetna Better Health for Kansas (KanCare Provider)

Alphapointe

Bethesda Communities

Case Management Services Inc (CMS)

Center for Developmentally Disabled

Community Choice

CLO (Community Living Opportunities)

Community Works

Community Services League

Diversity Placement Services

Dress for Success

Down Syndrome Guild

Eitas

Easter Seals Midwest

The Farmers House

Full Employment Council

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

Heartstrings Community Foundation

Inclusion Connections

Jewish Vocational Services

Job One

Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy (KYEA)

Lakemary Center

Mental Health America of the Heartland

Missouri Family to Family

Minds Matter

Money Smart Kansas City - Disability Resources

MPACT-Missouri Parents Act

Project Rise - Children’s Mercy Hospital

Self-Advocacy Coalition of Kansas (SACK)

Sherwood Autism Center

Swope Health Services

Sunflower Health Plan (KanCare Provider)

The Transition Academy

Truman Employment Services

United Healthcare Community Plan (KanCare Provider)

The Whole Person

Willow Tree Supports


Linked In - www.linkedin.com
Linked In is a professional networking site you can use to build an on-line network of work, school, and personal friends with a personal profile showing your education and experience along with recommendations by members of your network. You can use it for job searches. You may find and join groups of people sharing your professional and educational experience. Basic membership is free, upgrades can be purchased giving you access to additional information about members.

Craig’s List - kansascity.craigslist.org
Jobs are posted by individuals and companies. Most are real but be careful when responding to ads. Deceptive and fraudulent listings do appear so do not give personal information such as credit card or social security numbers when responding. Be cautious if you are requested to meet in person to apply. Use Google or another search engine to research a person or company first. Drive by the location before your appointment. A prospective employer will never meet with you at a vacant lot or house. Remember, if it doesn’t seem right to you, it probably isn’t.

Job Clubs
Meet and network with others looking for jobs by providing mutual support and sharing information about employment and contacts. There will usually be a coordinator who will help you. A typical situation might be a job seeker who knows about an available position that he or she is not applying for and shares that with the members of the club. Johnson County Community College discontinued its Job Club in early 2014. Use your search engine to find other Kansas City metro job clubs.


Job Search Engines:

Use these web sites to look for jobs by type of job, geographic location and other criteria. You may find search results can be almost identical no matter which one you use. Some will have postings by employers, others simply search the internet for jobs matching your search criteria.


Many search engines let you create a profile to simplify your search. Be cautious about sharing personal information such as your phone number and address. Never provide your social security number and credit card information unless you know the web site is absolutely secure and legitimate.


www.abilityjobs.com
www.dice.com
www.business-disability.com
www.npconnect.org
www.hiringforhope.org
www.collegegrad.com
www.monster.com
www.nbdc.com
www.careerbuilder.com
www.simplyhired.com
www.snagajob.com
www.career.com
www.indeed.com
www.disabilityin-gkc.org/
www.gettinghired.com


Career Planning Web Sites for Persons with Disabilities from Johnson County Community College:


Technology

Assistive Technology – Kansas

Assistive Technology - Missouri

Digital Inclusion KC (source for free and low cost computers, training and more)

EveryoneOn (low cost internet and affordable computers)

PCs For People – Kansas City (source for free and low cost computers and more)


Disclaimer:  Disability Mentoring Day Kansas City provides the above information only as a service to DMDKC event attendees and others using this list. Disability Mentoring Day Kansas City is not connected to and is not responsible for services and information provided by organizations or agencies on this list nor do we endorse any of the organizations or agencies information and services. Information current when document created.