My Employment Options will hold free Job Application Tips webinars, titled Job Application Workshop: Application Do’s and Don’ts, on February 23 and April 6, 2017. My Employment Options is an Employment Network that helps people with disabilities return to work as part of the free national Ticket to Work program, offering Work-At-Home and Onsite jobs in 47 states. The webinars are open to everyone but limited in “space” (telephone capacity), so early registration and early login on February 23 are advised. For more information and registration, see https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/ and https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/webinar-registration-page/ .
My Employment Options also offers free personal job placement services at any time for anyone receiving SSDI or non-retirement SSI benefits; apply today on the same webpage.
The December issue of the Northwest Renal Network’s patient newsletter, Network Consumer News, focuses on the Patient Advisory Council or PAC, and includes stories about three of the seven current PAC members and their experience with Vocational Rehabilitation. We’ve mailed these to facilities for distribution, but you can get a copy on the Network 16 website. As usual, we also have a Spanish edition and a large-print edition. With this issue we’ve also included a flyer or poster encouraging committed and engaged patients and care partners to join the PAC. Find them all at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/ncn.html . You can also find more information on the Network 16 PAC at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/patient-advisory-committee.html . In southern California, find information about the Network 18 PAC and other volunteer opportunities at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/how-to-get-involved/ and http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/about/governance/ .
On October 6, 2016 My Employment Options will offer a free online Job Fair. My Employment Options was created specifically for job seekers with disabilities and other challenges, though this Fair is open to the general public. Both work-at-home and employer’s-location jobs will be available. You can attend all day, or whenever you’re free; private online chat rooms with hiring recruiters will be open from 8am till 1pm PDT. To attend you must register, at https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/register-for-virtual-job-fair/ .
MyEmploymentOptions is also a certified national Social Security Administration (SSA) Employment Network in the Ticket To Work program. For more information on free personal placement assistance through this program, see https://www.myemploymentoptions.com/ .
The US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy offers a Job Accommodation Network (JAN) website that centralizes information on finding employment, and on employing people with disabilities. Their Kidney Disease page includes links to:
- A list of Accommodation Resources
- A list of relevant organizations
- Information for both individuals and employers
- Relevant publications, resources, searches, FAQs, trainings, and other topics
- Free technical assistance and confidential consultations
Find the JAN website at http://askjan.org/media/kidn.htm .
The American Kidney Fund will present a webinar on Staying Employed with Kidney Disease on July 19, 2016. Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW, LCSW, will preside. For details – and for a list of other patient-oriented recorded AKF webinars, see http://www.kidneyfund.org/training/webinars/ .
We’ve added our flyer/poster for patients on “Did You Know that Dialysis Patients Can Work and Still Keep Their Social Security Benefits?” to the Network 16 website. The poster links to helpful resources for finding information, guidance, and work. Our online flyer/poster collection can be found at https://www.nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/mon.html .