Through life, we have all had job opportunities that were fulfilling – and job opportunities that we were happy to leave in the past. With both extremes, it is important to analyze what was and was not fulfilling so that we carry that knowledge forward in life.
When we peel back the layers of both good and bad job experiences, job satisfaction/dissatisfaction seem to be centered around three crucial components:
Making good job matches. Does the job align with my values and likes? Does it minimize the things I do not like or am not good at? Is this something I can succeed at and grow with? Are my expectations and my employer’s expectations congruent?
CreateAbility’s solution: Employment Pathfinder
Make more sustainable job matches by gaining insight into important factors necessary to find the jobs best suited for the people you serve. Survey job readiness, explore interests and discover potential career paths. Assessments can be taken remotely and results can be wirelessly transmitted to CreateAbility’s BEAM cloud for real-time retrieval.
Having all the components I need to do my job. Am I given enough time and instruction to perform my job responsibilities well? Do I have the tools I need to do well at my job?
CreateAbility’s solution: MeMinder
MeMinder is a state-of-the art task prompter that helps employees independently stay on task and have access to the instructions they need to do their jobs. Prompts can be audio-only, talking pictures, or full video demonstration. Job coaches can choose from our library of over 200+ prompts or easily create custom prompts. The corresponding Task Tracker is a dashboard customized to the needs of today’s job coaches and touts the most efficient task analysis automation on the market!
Managing health and well-being at work. Am I satisfied with my work? Is something happening at work (or at home) that is making me feel anxious or depressed on-the-job? Do the people around me at work care about me and/or how I’m feeling?
CreateAbility’s solution: Evalu8NOW
Evalu8Now is a powerful combination of web-based assessments and interventions that allows vocational rehabilitation professionals visibility into their employees’ mental health, wellbeing, and job satisfaction between face-to-face visits. Armed with real-time information, job coaches and developers can ward off crises before an employee quits their job; increasing sustainability of and employee’s work experience.
Utilizing solutions that create a more well-rounded approach to the employment experience for people with intellectual disabilities can help create more satisfying and therefore, sustainable job opportunities. When the employee’s satisfaction “cup” is full, additional benefits flow:
- Less manpower needed for employees that can be redirected into transition new employees.
- Less time running from location to location solving problems and providing repetitive training.
- Less re-placements = increased job coach morale.
- Longer employment terms can equate to more money for the organization.
If your organization is committed to establishing and/or perfecting your vocational rehabilitation and transition-to-employment processes, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.