Vocational, Job Placement & Volunteer Opportunities
Our Day Services program helps place adults (21 years or older) with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in either paid or volunteer positions around Connecticut.
Participants gain valuable skills, increase their independence and enhance their self esteem. Many also earn a paycheck! Our committed staff provides all the necessary support, training and supervision to make our day services program work for both employees and employers.
Oak Hill Day Service Programs are contracted for and monitored by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Oak Hill is a recognized private provider by the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Self-Determination Program (Comprehensive Waiver and Individual and Family Supports Waiver).
A Complete Job Placement Program
Supported Employment to train, place and support our participants.
This is not just a referral program. We have a full time job developer devoted to recruiting and maintaining employers. Oak Hill trains, places and assists each participant in our day services program, so that both the employee and the employer get the maximum benefit.
Participants are paired with a job trainer and learn the skills needed for jobs such as landscaping, fulfillment services, packaging, mailing services, store stocking, maintenance and product assembly.
More than 30 employers in the Greater Hartford area employ Oak Hill Day Services participants. We can help you find a job that matches with your skills and abilities, often right in your own community.
For seniors, we can place provide less intensive volunteer and vocational positions that emphasize daily living skills; socialization; and community integration.
Once in the day program, participants receive ongoing training and counsel to help them grow in their position and to manage the day-to-day challenges of working in teams or on time-sensitive projects.
Employers Benefit from Disabled Workers
Our day services program provides a lasting benefit to the employers who participate.
"The Oak Hill Team has become an integral part of our operation here at The Thomas Hooker Brewery. In addition to their flexibility and pride in their work, the team has become a fundamental part of what makes our company unique."
Curt A. Cameron, President, Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
"For the past twenty years Oak Hill workers have been distributing The Renter's Directory over a thirty town radius west of the Connecticut River. Without their assistance the success of our business could not be possible."
Lew Stein, Publisher
"S&S is in the business of helping people play and learn. We have been working with Oak Hill for over four years and they have been packaging our activity kits to make it easy for our customers to use upon arrival at their site. The team at Oak Hill has consistently provided quality work even when under a tight deadline to meet our customer demand. A.J. Dunnack, Rob Ruggeri and the Oak Hill Team have become a key part of our production process and ensuring that we "wow" our customers each time they receive a shipment from S&S. Thanks to everyone at Oak Hill for all you do. We are proud of our affiliation with your group."
Pat Bromley, Processing Manager for S&S Worldwide
"The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) is the dental plan provided by the State of CT Department of Social Services (DSS). After our coordination and outreach team committed to the distribution of 140,000 Oral Hygiene kits, we soon realized the task of assembling the kits would be more time consuming than originally planned. We recognized the value in utilizing an outside source to assist with assembly. Oak Hill School Work Developer A.J. Dunnack was contacted and after an initial meeting the Oak Hill team went to work! They accurately produced a quality product, met our deadlines, and were flexible when necessary. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome of our new relationship. Thank you, Oak Hill School, for a job well done. We look forward to working with your team on future projects."
The Connecticut Dental Health Partnership coordination and outreach team
Businesses Providing Work Opportunities for Oak Hill’s Program Participants in 2012
- AAA Aircraft
- Audet Property Management
- Amerifit Brands---is now renamed 'i health, Inc'
- Bay State Elevator
- Belmont Springs Water Co.
- Condo Realty
- Control Solutions
- CT Dental Health Partnership
- CW Resources
- Envelopes & More
- G & W Management
- Giftcorp---Is now renamed 'American Gourmet Group'
- Grossman Marketing Group
- Hospital For Special Care
- Innovative Delivery Service
- KP Management
- Mystic Aquarium
- Nathan Power & Co., LLP
- ProxTalker.com LLC
- Renters Directory
- Rex Lumber Company
- Salamander Design
- Stew Leonard’s
- S & S Worldwide
- Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. LLC
- Valley Bolt & Screw
- Western CT Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Vision Management
- Wethersfield Offset
Contact Us to Get Started
For more information, call A.J. Dunnack, Job Developer via email at alan.dunnack@OakHillCT.org or call 860 769 3850.