Employment that is a WIN…WIN Relationship

for the Employer and the Employee!

Does your organization need to hire a dependable employee?

What You Gain:

• dependable, hard worker
• loyal employee
• low absenteeism
• quality employee striving to excel and who values their job
• job coach for person

What You Provide:

• an opportunity for a person that wants to work
• building another’s sense of accomplishment
• creating self-worth

Here Are A Few of the Benefits:

• We can save employers search time and money
• the right person for the job
• Employee training, supervision and ongoing support as required, at no cost to the employer
• Duties will be done in accordance with worksite and quality standards
• Reduced turnover and absenteeism
• A more diverse workforce

Emory Valley Center, a non-profit agency assisting people with intellectual disabilities throughout Anderson, Morgan and Knox Counties, has provided employment services since 1975 to our clientele.
It has been our experience that persons with disabilities WANT to work, earn money and increase their independence. Statistics show that when given a chance, they are rarely absent and strive harder to meet employer standards. These potential employees VALUE their jobs.
One reason holding a job is so important is a feeling of accomplishment and then most importantly…self worth. Work builds self-esteem and when you feel good about yourself, it generally shows through good work performance.

How This Program Works…

Our Supported Employment provides a trained job coach to assist with on-the-job training, supervise the individual as they learn their new job duties, and help them with complex work tasks. The goal is to gradually decrease the job coach assistance and allow the person to work with minimal supervision. Our Supported Employment staff continually visit the worksite to assure the employer is satisfied with the work performed by the employee and assist in resolving an concerns.

Does This Service Cost The Employer?

NO, it does not! We cover the cost of the worker’s compensation for the job coach. If we find that the person needs adaptive equipment, uniforms or other items to help them perform their job, we will supply them. Let us help staff your employment needs!
Tax incentives could be available…many times we can help employers apply for tax credits if the person hired has never been employed and is successful on their job in accordance with the guidelines established by the federal government. Learn more about tax credits further down this page.

Some of our Current Employment Sites:

Arby’s                                                    Emory Valley Center
Big Lots                                                Emory Valley Early Learning Center
Bojangles (Clinton)                           Girls Inc.
CASA (Oak Ridge)                             Landmark
Comfort Inn                                        Long John Silvers
Country Side Tire (Clinton)             McDonalds (Clinton)
Country Side Tire (Oak Ridge)       McDonalds (Oak Ridge)
Details Car Care                                 Northshore Brasserie
Eddie Hair                                           Walgreens
Zaxby’s (Clinton)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit incentive that the U.S. Government provides to private-sector businesses for hiring individuals from nine target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The main objective of this program is to enable the targeted employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while the participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability. WOTC joins other workforce programs that help incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.


 Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program Brochure – click here

United States Department of Labor Work Opportunity Tax Credit Link

For more information on our Supported Employment Program contact:

Crystal Hicks, Vice President of Operations 865-813-0595



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Emory Valley Center
723 Emory Valley Rd.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830