The Paths to Employment
The satisfaction of a job well done. It’s a feeling we all deserve.
Regardless of the individual’s circumstance, abilities or disabilities we believe that steady employment is the foundation of a healthy and fulfilling life in the community.
PathPoint offers a wide variety of services to help low-income individuals with developmental disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment, to place them in jobs, and to provide them with the training and support they need to keep jobs.
Programs include service coordination, external situational assessment, personal and social adjustment, job development and placement, supported employment, work adjustment, and computer training.
Steady employment is a driving force behind dignity, social integration, well-being, and positive self-image. Contact a local branch to learn more about how our job placement services work or contact us to hire a PathPoint employee.
Danielle has defied expectations her entire life. Born with cerebral palsy, doctors did not expect her to be able to walk or talk. Today, Danielle drives, works, and is a proud college graduate. PathPoint helped Danielle gain a volunteer job at Adventist Health (formerly San Joaquin Community Hospital), and a part-time job at a local restaurant. Danielle is recognized as a positive role model among her co-workers and was awarded Employee of the Month.
Joddie first started in PathPoint’s Integrated Work Program where he attended daily to work on prevocational skills. After seeing Joddie’s abilities it was suggested that he attend a yearlong internship through another PathPoint program called Project SEARCH. During his internship at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield during that time, the Cafeteria staff noticed Joddie’s diligence and daily smile on his face at work. Read full story
Nerissa is a 19-year-old emancipated foster youth who was enrolled in PathPoint’s Youth Networked Services program. Since the start of her program services with YNS, Nerissa completed the Work Readiness and Career Planning Workshops and demonstrated a resolve to put into practice the job readiness skills she learned to find and maintain employment. Read full story