"A job is more than a paycheck~~~A job is something to be proud of~~~real work and real contribution to the community."
The Job Center is our visible location for our vocational programs. It has been amazing as the community has reached out to seek employees from our clients. At the Job Center, our Knowledge College prepares individuals with both the soft skills and the applied skills they need for entry-level jobs in Food Service, Customer Service, Janitorial and Landscaping, Woodworking and Carpentry and Manufacturing. Individuals choose a course of preparation and immerse themselves in the language, skills and expectations of each field. At the end of the period, the individual receives a certificate of completion they can give to a future employee.
Just Right Jobs
Part of our Just Right Jobs program concentrates on minimum wage jobs through enclaves and supported employment positions in the community. We help businesses carve out jobs that fit the talents and dreams of our individuals, and help individuals fit into and learn the jobs. Downsize Farm staff are specifically trained to help individuals and businesses find the best match and the best outcomes.
Programming options take a different look on Fridays, as Downsize Farm opens the door to events and activities in the community. Dictated by seasons, DFSS participants can be found at movies, festivals, museums or picnicking and fishing! Flex Fridays offer the opportunity for individuals who have limited access to the community to "hang out" with their friends and try new things. Transportation is provided to these activities, and participant cost is kept to a minimum.
Located on 12 acres of rolling hills just outside Mechanicsburg, Legacy Hills offers new opportunities and possibilities for our daily programming, and the promise of great things to come!
An opportunity to assist individuals further their career opportunities has come through the Employment First Partnership with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (O.O.D.). Through this program, Downsize Farm staff are able to expand their range to help train and prepare our clients who are very employment-ready, and creatively job develop and coach to ensure that the job is Just Right.