Lifespan – Abilities Illuminated

Community Employment

LIFESPAN Community Employment Services assists LIFESPAN individuals with finding jobs, despite any previous inability to secure employment that matches their interest and abilities. Employment Specialists work alongside business community partners, including LIFESPAN Cleaning Services, to create employment opportunities that meet the business needs of the employer and the career aspirations of those we serve. Employment Specialists provide support to job seekers 16 years of age or older that have a disability by utilizing services  through Vocational Rehabilitation, Individualized Placement and Support, Innovations, LIFEWORKS and B3 Supported Employment to find job opportunities that match their skill set.

Local business that choose to collaborate with LIFESPAN in providing employment opportunities, are supported by LIFEPSAN in the onboarding process of the employee. LIFESPAN assists the employer by acting as a liaison by screening and training newly hired employees.

Long Term Vocational Support services for qualified individuals provide periodic on-site monitoring of the individual’s job placement, including regular communication with the employer and discussing with the individual any issues or concerns with the job placement.  The individuals’ goal for self-sufficiency is further assisted with Peer Support Services or Community Navigator services that provide resources that encourage and promote independence.

Employment Services are provided in the following counties:

  • Alamance County
  • Buncombe County
  • Cabarrus County
  • Cherokee County
  • Clay County
  • Cleveland County
  • Davidson County
  • Davie County
  • Gaston County
  • Graham County
  • Guilford County
  • Haywood County
  • Henderson County
  • Iredell County
  • Jackson County
  • Lincoln County
  • Macon County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Rockingham County
  • Rowan County
  • Stanly County
  • Stokes County
  • Surry County
  • Swain County
  • Union County
  • Yadkin County.

Program Director Community Employment:
Alisha Tatum, BA, QP, CSEP – Email

704-302-5179 Mobile
704-393-5917 Fax

Employment Referrals:Email

Cleaning Services Referrals: Email