Helping members find and keep real jobs for real wages within the larger community is a primary goal of Prime Time House, Inc. For many people with mental illnesses, having a job helps to keep them stable. It creates routine and order and provides income. For many, the journey of recovery includes acquiring or returning to social roles in the community – including that of being an employee.
There are two types of opportunities available for employers: Transitional Employment and and Supported Employment.
In a transitional employment setting, we look for repetitive, entry level positions that would offer our members opportunities to return to work after a lapse or lack of employment. As an employer, you would offer us a part time position at your company for the prevailing wage you would pay anyone else. Our staff learns the job first, then we select and train an appropriate member. Ongoing support to both the employee and employer is offered as needed.
Should the employee be unable to make a shift, the Prime Time House staff covers the position at no cost to the employer, guaranteeing that the job gets done every shift to the employer’s satisfaction. The employee will work for approximately 6-9 months, then transition to another position, allowing Prime Time House to place another employee in that position, and the process starts again.
These positions would be part-time, up to 20 hours, Monday – Friday 9am-4pm.
Supported Employment refers to traditional employment opportunities and are not time limited. Although there is a competitive element to the interview process, Prime Time House develops and maintains a relationship with the employer and is available for ongoing support for both the member and the employer. Positions can be part-time or full-time and would be permanent positions. There is flexibility in hours and schedules as members are expected to access work independently of staff to insure long term success.
Prime Time House works with the employer to determine the specifications and criteria for positions they currently have available. We encourage a member to then apply for the position based on their known interests, education level, and previous experiences.
Contact Prime Time House at 860-618-2479 for more information about our programs and
how you or your organization may benefit from working with our members.