Employers

Work Types

While we are happy to consider a wide range of work opportunities, typically we are seeking the following areas of work for our employees:

  • Landscaping
  • Janitorial services
  • Industrial/warehouse work

However, we welcome other types of work, including residential services as well! Please call us to let us know what positions you have available.

Why Hire Through Us?

Our Experience

Our sister company, Shred Aware, was founded in 2009. Since opening, owner Kyle Visser hired developmentally disabled workers to make up his entire shredding staff. Kyle hired through outside employment agencies similar to Developed Employment Services and as a result, he and his staff have firsthand knowledge of working closely with individuals with disabilities, as well as hiring these individuals. This is what sets Developed Employment Services apart from other employment agencies. We know what it is like to be the employer of individuals with developmental disabilities. We deeply understand the challenges and rewards associated with employing these individuals and as such, we have designed our program to make sure that both the employee and the employer get as much as they possibly can from their relationship, and both feel that the time spent is valuable.

Employee Productivity

Most employers’ apprehensions to hiring an employee with developmental disabilities are focused around concerns that the productivity per dollar is lower for these individuals than if they had hired a non-disabled individual. However, Developed Employment Services’ program design is meant to assure that every employee’s productivity is just as maximized as any other employee. Knowing how an individual’s learning methods, strengths and weaknesses, and how they best respond to direction, is imperative to helping them become an outstanding employee—and that is precisely what our program assesses before an employee is placed at a jobsite.

As we mentioned above, our sister company, Shred Aware, has been employing individuals with developmental disabilities since opening. As such, we know firsthand just how dedicated and dependable they can be. In fact, our four most senior employees, who have been with Shred Aware since its establishment in 2009 are all developmentally disabled. They are model employees who work hard, have positive attitudes, and seldom miss days or come in late.

Job Coaches

In addition to understanding our employees on a personal level, every individual will arrive daily at their workplace with their DES-appointed job coach. The job coach will perform the same job with the employee and supervise them. This customized relationship assures that the employee is comfortable in their job, and that they’re performing the job just as the business owner had desired. 

Other Benefits

  • We provide insurance and worker's comp for both employees and job coaches
  • Employers may fluxuate work hours at no consequence
  • Employment of individuals with developmental disabilities provides immesuarable contributions for our local community and businesses
  • We offer the use of our available tools, fuel, and other resources at no cost to employer
  • Employers will be asked for regular feedback to better structure the employee’s work and education so it best supports the business and maximizes output

Becoming an Employer

If you are interested in becoming an employer or would like more information, please contact our office at 707-443-0600 or info@DevelopedEmploymentServices.com.