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JFS Alexander Institute Employment Services

Our skilled professionals work individually with clients to assess their skills and strengths and develop action plans designed to lead them into successful participation in the workplace. Confidentiality is assured.

Services Overview

Preemployment Assistance

  • Skills assessment
  • Interest profile
  • Job Preparation

  • Interview preparation
  • Resume building
  • Accompaniment to interviews
  • Job Placement

  • Job matching
  • Customized job placement
  • Job Coaching

  • On the job training
  • Task breakdown and evaluation
  • Task accommodation
  • Job Retainment

  • Ongoing individual and group support
  • Ongoing career and life skills
  • For more information call 713-667-9336

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    JFS Alexander Institute Employment Services

    Hiring Employees with Special Needs

    "Through our experience, people with disabilities are loyal and steady employees."
    —Carole Keeney, Public Information Officer
    Houston Community College

    JFS Alexander Institute vocational specialists assist employers by matching qualified individuals with appropriate jobs in the community.

    Benefits to the employer include:

    • Competent, productive and loyal employees
    • Positive impact on co-workers due to increased co-worker morale
    • Higher than average retention rates
    • Eligibility for tax credits and tax deductions
    • Enhanced corporate image
    • On-going assistance through help with accommodations and co-worker support
    • Assistance in filling staffing needs
    • JFS Alexander Institute employment support services at no cost to the employer
    For more information call
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    The JFS Alexander Institute is a resource created to enrich and empower families and caregivers through professional services, education, advocacy, opportunities, referrals and information of the highest quality within a Jewish framework. The Institute is working to develop programs and services that will not only provide answers, but will also endeavor to strengthen and improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs and those who love them.

    If you have a loved one, of any age, with developmental or functional disabilities: cognitive, mental, physical, psychological, sensory or other challenges, the professional staff and dedicated volunteers of the JFS Alexander Institute have the knowledge, experience and sensitivity to work with you throughout the complicated process of addressing special needs issues. You are not alone.

    In addition to its own services and programs, the Institute is working in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Bureau of Jewish Education, Chabad Outreach, the Jewish Community Center, schools, congregations and other agencies and organizations to develop complementary quality special needs services.

    Jewish Family Service Alexander Institute services and programs include:

    The Basics

    • Information, resources and referrals
    • Life planning: understanding the issues and opportunities
    • Jewish special connections

    For Your Special Family Member

    • Counseling: individual and group
    • a safe, secure, monitored online website exclusively for young adults with special needs
    • Employment services: job counseling, assessment, placement and support
    • Social activities

    For Parents and Caregivers

    • Meaningful programs and events
    • Support groups
    • Networking opportunities

    We are committed to providing supportive services for members of the Jewish community who have special needs. Your input is important. Please help us in the planning process by completing the Confidential Special Needs Questionnaire.

    For more information, please call (713) 667-9336 or

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