We offer employment support services in all of our locations. Services provided include:
Individuals are invited to make appointments with our Employment Specialists for a basic assessment. Once the assessment has been made, goals and a plan of action are set.
Workforce Development Program
While APA is known for helping parents become great parents, teaching important parenting skills and about child development, it is an agency that recognizes the importance of economic self-sufficiency as well. Through our workforce development program, we help to eliminate barriers to getting jobs. The following is an example.
Ms. Yu is a single mother who had been struggling financially to care for her young daughter after losing her job as an electronics Warehouse Assistant. At an Early Childhood Education Job Fair at City College of San Francisco, she was recruited to join APA’s Employment Program. Our staff invited Ms. Yu to attend agency events to network and get support from her peers. She became active in the community: volunteering for Head Start and taking parenting courses. She was motivated but needed help getting her foot in the door in the child care industry.
APA staff referred her to a short-term child care position at Chinese for Affirmative Action, and she was later selected for a part-time temporary child care position at one of APA’s satellite offices. With some work experience behind her, Ms. Yu got a job interview at a child care center. APA Staff acted as one of her references and helped her with filling out forms. In the end she was offered the position of Substitute Teacher’s Aide.