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Job Coach – Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area

In Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a statewide nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities. The Job Coach position assists an employee with disabilities (consumer) in learning the skills needed on-the-job. The goal is to facilitate the consumer’s learning and connections in the workplace and to promote the greatest level of independence and natural …

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Benefits Specialist – Brown County Area

In Job Openings by Beth Wroblewski

Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI) is a statewide nonprofit agency that advances the employment, health and financial security of people with disabilities. ERI seeks a full-time person to provide benefits counseling and information and support to people with disabilities. This role is in place to help individuals navigate the various benefits programs like Social Security, FoodShare, Medicare and Medicaid, while also …

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Work Incentive Benefits Specialist Initial Training 2021 – Virtual and Online

In Events, Events_Current, Featured by Stephanie Drum

Work Incentive Benefits Specialists (WIBS) provide information to people who have disabilities and receive public or private benefits. WIBS provide information needed for making informed decisions about work. This helps a person understand how earnings may affect disability payments, healthcare, and other publicly funded benefits. For people with a disability, work incentives benefits information is an essential part of getting …

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Worried About Money? A Budget Can Help

In Featured, Financial Resources, News by eri

Do worries about money keep you up at night?  Would you rather go to the dentist than look at your bank account?  Do you struggle with not having enough money to cover your expenses at the end of the month? These ups and downs may make you feel like you are on a roller coaster! Here are some ways to …

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How to Ace Your Online Interview

In Employment Articles, Featured, News by eri

So, you landed an interview and you’re ready to meet your (hopefully) future employer. The usual questions run through your head… What do I say? What should I wear? How do I get there? Wait… these days… “getting there” might mean showing up in your own living room! If you’re not used to online communication, the idea of an online …

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Time to Make a Change? Ticket to Work Can Help!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

Times are changing. We’re moving forward into a year of opportunities, stronger with lessons learned from 2020 about new ways to work and live as valuable members of our communities. As we transition from a year of social distancing and high unemployment, this may be the perfect time for you to think about your long-term work and financial goals. It …

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Clubhouses: Offering Hope to People with Mental Illness

In News by eri

Clubhouses empower people with mental illness to lead productive, happy lives. They offer opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education, and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single, caring, and safe environment. Being included socially and economically in communities can reverse the higher risks of suicide, hospitalization, and incarceration rates associated with mental illness. Clubhouses offer opportunities for connection …

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When You Have a Mental Health Disability and Need Benefits….

In Benefits Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, Social Security Benefits by eri

Complex. Confusing. Overwhelming.  These are just a few of the words used to describe what it’s like to have a mental health disability and apply for Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Some people are able to navigate the application process on their own or with the help of family and friends. Others may need a little more support.  Jolin, a …

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Living with Depression: Creative Solutions for Work

In Employment Articles, Featured, Mental Health Resources, News by ERI Webmaster

An important part of living well with depression is to engage in as many regular daily activities as possible, including work.  For many, the satisfaction and security of work leads to positive self-esteem, and being part of a work team can create a sense of belonging. But. . . you may not feel positive or that you belong at work …

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Your DVR Case Closed. It May Be Time for Ticket to Work!

In Benefits and Employment Articles, Blog, Featured, News, Ticket to Work Articles by eri

If you have a disability and an employment goal, the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) can provide services to help you prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. In many cases, once you get a job and maintain that job for 90 days, your DVR case closes successfully. But what happens next? You May Be Eligible for Ticket to WorkTicket …