Employment Program

Employment Opportunities for Everyone

Karen Johnson, Director of Employment and Community Inclusion supports individuals with ID/DD in the pursuit of employment. Our Direct Support Specialists help assess each person’s strengths and vocational interests. Job Developers assist in the job search process, helping people find that perfect job! Once employed, we provide on-the-job training and job coaching to optimize successful outcomes.

In addition, NCIA’s business service department focuses on obtaining commercial, state and federal contracts to employ people with disabilities. Vanessa Harrison, Director of Business Services, manages the Business Services Unit (BSU).

Business Services provides a range of services to organizations including state and local governments. NCIA currently operates 14 contracts, delivering high quality services at multiple sites in the State of Maryland. Business Services has an integrated workforce that includes almost 100 people with disabilities. An example is NCIA’s contract with the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) for snow removal of the MTA parking lots at eight different sites. NCIA’s workforce provides a range of services, from operating frontend loaders to sanitizing public buildings, we do it all!

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