Employment Services

a woman gets help typing a resumeContact Bill Zimmer – 231.922.0903 ext. 314

Disability Network Northern Michigan (DNNM) is a credentialed, certified Employment Network offering the following services:

CAREER COUNSELING AND INFORMATION

  • Individualized employment advisement, assessment, and referral service.
  • Information and referral to State Vocational-Rehab Services as appropriate.
  • Connection with Community resources through DNNM “Information and Assistance.”

SOCIAL SECURITY AND WORK INCENTIVES ANALYSIS

  • Certified Benefits Practitioner will work with you to determine how working will affect your benefits.
  • Identify appropriate work incentives information to maximize your self-sufficiency goals.
  • Transitional Benefits Information for Students.
  • Determining resources that will assist you with your “Ticket To Work” and self-sufficiency goals.

JOB SEARCH SUPPORTS

  • Information and referral for developing and improving job skills.
  • Help with resume and cover letter, job interview tips, and job search strategies.
  • Advocacy and resources for accommodations.

FINANCIAL WELLNESS ADVISEMENT

  • Self-sufficiency assessment.
  • Confidential feedback on social security benefits over payments, credit card issues, student loans, garnishments, and other related matters.
  • Referral to appropriate financial services and resources.

LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS

  • Under the auspices of American Dream Employment Network (ADEN), we can offer continuity of the above employment supports by professional staff, as well as protection from Medical Continuing Disability Reviews through “Ticket To Work” program.

EMPLOYMENT NAVIGATOR

We work in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) and you to develop comprehensive employment plans for people with disabilities, which are customized to meet your needs and desires.

  • Assess vocational-employment goals and identify barriers.
  • Job readiness guidance – work with you to provide assistance and guidance in the employment process, such as job search methods, on-line applications, resume writing, interviewing skills, and transportation needs.
  • Navigate community resources to enhance financial independence and mitigate effects of poverty.
  • Guidance as to how employment will effect SSI/SSDI, DHHS, and other benefits you are currently receiving.
  • Individual advocacy training and education.
  • Information on the latest work incentives offered by social security, and how they can help.

Contact Bill Zimmer – 231.922.0903 ext. 314