Welcome to Camden Works

WHAT IS CAMDEN WORKS?

Camden Works is an initiative supporting to fill the employment opportunities with Camden residents by streamlining the connection between employers and residents seeking job opportunities. By convening employers and helping residents overcome common barriers to gaining employment, we will build pathways for residents to participate in the city’s economic growth.

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Why Camden Works?

To ensure Camden continues its path to progress, it is vital that we develop a comprehensive training and employment placement program. While the current efforts to train and place people are well intentioned, a clear and present opportunity exists to integrate a fragmented system into a more effective one. The goal of Camden Works is to support the employment opportunities at hand by streamlining the connection between employers and residents seeking job opportunities. By convening employers and helping residents overcome common barriers to gaining employment, we will continue to build pathways for residents to participate in the city’s economic growth.

Our goals

1. Facilitate the connection between local employment opportunities and local workforce development programs;

2. Partner with local workforce development programs that prepare the local talent pool of job-seekers; and

3. Monitor job retention of positions filled through Camden Works.

How does it work?

Center for Family Services (CFS) will provide case management for Camden Works. The Case Manager will leverage their expertise in the Pathways to Success cadre of workforce development services.

Individuals will be engaged in identifying their own goals and defining success, work one-on-one with the Case Manager to document the design of that pathway in an IEP, and develop ways to measure, recognize and reward achievements. The Case Manager will support the assessments of basic adult skills, education and interests.

The Case Manager will:

1. Support the intake and Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development and management for participants recruited through Camden Works and referred to by other partners;

2. Be trained in topics that may include motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry, trauma-informed care, Mental Health First Aid, etc. to reference and apply to each individual case;

3. Work collaboratively with stakeholders to make referrals and serve as an internal support system for resources and linkages for participants in preparation for employment.