Since 1984, Imagine! has assisted individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Boulder and Broomfield counties in finding gainful employment through supported employment services. Supported employment offers people who have a disability the opportunity to develop vital job skills and become active participants in their communities. Imagine! currently partners with more than 40 businesses across Boulder and Broomfield counties to provide supported employment solutions for hundreds of individuals.
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The Imagine! Business Partner digital pamphlet helps you learn how to easily get started with us.
How It Works
- we work with each client to understand their interests, abilities, and goals.
Find the Right Fit
- we offer local businesses resumes from candidates who we think are a good fit. Candidates undergo interview process and businesses choose to hire or not.
- once hired, Imagine! Job Coaches develop relationships with each business and offer support as needed to both employee and employer..
Partner With Us
Take advantage of an underutilized market of capable, highly trained, and talented workers.
Benefits of hiring through Imagine!
- Job Coach - Ongoing support from an Imagine! Job Coach as needed.
- Free Training - An Imagine! Job Coach will help train your new employee, saving you time and money.
- Retention - Employees with I/DD more likely to stay and grow with company longer than a high school college student.
- Tax Credit- Eligibility for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).
- Business - This is not charity, this is a strong business decision.
- Expand - Promotes inclusion and diversity within your community, broadens your demographic and to more business.
- Free Course - Request a FREE disability etiquette course hosted by Imagine!.
Skill Assessment Session: Offer your space and equipment to allow a Job Coach and client to perform a situational assessment, helping them determine interests, skills, learning styles, and supports needed. All you need to do is set up the space and our Job Coach will take it from there!
State Funded Apprenticeship: A client can work up to 160 hours at your business and be paid directly by the state of Colorado. Accompanied by a Job Coach, the client is able to learn more about an industry that they are interested in.
03Support Career Exploration
Host Mock Interview: Interviews can be intimidating and daunting, especially for those who have little experience. Host a "no strings attached" mock interview with an Imagine! client, helping them build confidence for the real deal.
Give A Tour: A real life or virtual tour of your building will allow clients to experience a potential workplace firsthand and understand what the working environment would look and sound like.
Host A Meeting: Talk to an individual or group from our services about career paths available in your line of work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for whether they want to pursue this career path or not.
Imagine! offers a solution to high turnover. Our clients are eager and excited to work for you because this is more than just a paycheck, this is a career choice, a milestone in their lives.
We are here to stay
Your new employee wants to learn, grow, achieve, and be part of a working community just like anyone else who is building their career. And because of that, they are here to stay.
more than 3/4
rated employees with I/DD good or
very good on performance factors.
- 89% Dependability
- 74% Productivity
- 97% Integration
- 84% Attendance
- 79% Work Quality
- 86% Motivation
Imagine! Job Coaches
FREE RESOURCE TO YOUR COMPANY
You will have ongoing support from an Imagine! Job Coach to ensure clear communication and high productivity with your new hire. Any learning tools or strategies you require can also be used for your entire workforce, enhancing quality of work across the board.
An Imagine! Job Coach can perform a workplace analysis to understand what job roles and duties you offer, as well as determining if you have consistent unmet needs that need attention.
All Imagine! Job Coaches are members of the Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE), a national organization that provides trainings, strategies, and accountability for job coaches of vocational rehab.
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Home Depot Front End Supervisor
Nate is one of our lot attendants, and has been a great addition to the team! He is a dedicated and hard worker, showing up to every shift with a burst of positivity and joy. When the loud speaker broadcasts a request to load merchandise into a customer's vehicle, Nate is the first to respond and walks over with a big smile and high energy for each customer. This is the type of energy and professionalism we are looking for.
His communication is strong, always letting me know when he's going on break or when a task is complete. That is what I need and appreciate. His effective communication sets a great example for my other staff who are still working on this! Caitlyn, Nate's Job Coach, has been the best supporting both Home Depot and Nate, checking in on a regular basis and making sure that Nate has everything he needs to be successful.
I don't look at Nate as someone with a disability. We're all human and have our own traits. His coworkers have embraced Nate as one of their own and it's been wonderful to watch the team become stronger because of it.
A Message from the Director
The individuals we support through our program have valuable skills to offer the right employer. Like you, they take pride in their work, and their career is a huge part of their identity. They are committed employees that often have better attendance and retention than their peers. This pride and dedication can make them powerful ambassadors for your business and your brand. This is not charity, it's smart business.Kim CortesDirector of Imagine! Employment Services and Community Services
InClover Partners with Imagine!
At first, it felt like a leap of faith...
President of InClover, Boulder
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