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Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
  • 75 Federal Street, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110
  • 617-399-3131
  • Supervised Job Search
Secure Jobs
Program activities:

Secure Jobs is a rapid employment program designed to help clients clients who are in need of housing supports to begin to stabilize their situation through employment. Clients begin with intensive Job Readiness training provided individually through in person or online platforms to help clients learn: basic computer skills particularly applicable to accessing services and job searching, to design and write resumes and cover letters, to prepare reference lists, to research employers, to learn and practice techniques for phone screens, online and in person interviews as well as to prepare follow-up questions for employers, to set up a professional email account, to complete online applications.

Secure Jobs staff also work with clients to identify other barriers to getting and keeping employment and then strategize with clients to identify appropriate steps. Post placement, clients receive ongoing support and development of professional skills including: problem solving, communication and other soft skills to ensure clients successfully retain their employment. Clients also engage in longer term goal setting to help them move from initial employment to long term sustainability either by accessing training or education or through growth in their existing employment.

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Program is offered in: English, Spanish
Participant demographics:

Homeless or housing insecure families residing in Emergency Assistance shelters or receiving either Homebase or RAFT funds.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 15
Total hours: 5
Program duration: 52 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
OpenJob Search
Other Schedule Information: Secure Jobs is a goal based program that meets clients where they are at. It provides individualized coaching appointments conducted according clients individual schedule. Clients are also offered a variety of skill building workshops and small group support support. Enrollment and services are offered continually throughout the year.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

JVS , 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02110Accessible by all major Public Transportation trains, MBTA bus lines and trollies.
Other requirements: Clients must be ready, willing and able to begin working at least part-time (20 hours/week)
Anticipated outcomes: Participants obtain employment as well as planning for next steps following 6 months of retention.
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
Computer and Internet
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Philip D Schuchert
Telephone: 617-399-3391
Program code: JVS-JS
ABAWD Qualifying? No