Connect with a Disability Services Liaison
A Disability Services Liaison at CareerSource NEFL can help you with your employability skills, career guidance and job leads. We can also assist with accessing programs that impact your ability to gain, return to, or retain employment, and meet your career objectives. By connecting with a Liaison you can receive the following services:
- Access to career centers
- Resources for workers with disabilities in the community
- Labor Market information specific to your employment goal
- Career success planning
- Work readiness assessment
- Individual goal setting and work planning
- Skill and resource development activities
- Employability skills training and development workshops
- Job search tools
- Follow-up and support
- Priority service for Veterans with Disabilities
CareerSource NEFL offers in-person and virtual appointments. Click here to find a location near you.
Use Your Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work is a Social Security Administration program designed to help SSI/SSDI beneficiaries receive employment services and go to work. These employment support services might include job search assistance, job training, resume writing, and more – all at no cost to you.
At CareerSource NEFL we believe every individual should have the opportunity for employment. As an Employment Network (EN) through the Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program, CareerSource NEFL help people with disabilities get access to the opportunities and services they need.
If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits, are between the ages of 18 to 64, and have the desire to increase your financial independence and become self-sufficient, we can help!
Some of the work incentives include:
- Continued cash benefits for a time while you work;
- Continued Medicare while you work; and,
- Restart your benefits if you’re unable to keep working.
Learning how earning wages may affect federal benefits is key to helping you decide if you want to assign your ticket and go to work. Ticket Helpline staff can talk with you about your situation and whether going back to work might be your next move.
Contact the Ticket Help Line
Call 1-866-968-7842 (V)
M-F 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM EST
CareerSource NEFL helps you keep track of new developments for workers with disabilities. For local and national information, check out the following sites:
- ADA National Network is a national network of ten regional DBTAC/ADA centers that provide the most complete and experienced services for up to date information, referrals, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) offers an online resource directory to serve Floridians (and their families) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The directory features over 6,000 resources, zip code search functionality, local directions, and maps.
- American Sign Language Introduction to the Ticket to Work
- Career Guide for College Students with Disabilities Maryville University offers information for students with disabilities to help them with their career search. The guide covers your rights and how to prep for a career in college so students can enter the workforce as competitive candidates for a job.
- City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Division The overall goal of the Disabled Services Division is to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities by addressing, researching, and attempting to resolve the many barriers they encounter. These barriers include transportation, housing, accessibility, discrimination, and employment.
- U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability Information page serves as an online connection to the federal government’s disability-related information and resources.
- Employers Assistance and Resource Network on Disability (EARN) offers information and resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance people with disabilities; build inclusive workplace cultures; and meet diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) goals.
- Florida Division of Blind Services ensures that blind or visually impaired individuals in the state of Florida can live independently and achieve their goals.
- Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation assists people with disabilities to find meaningful careers.
- IRS Disabilities page site contains information about different tax credits and programs provided by the Internal Revenue Service for people with disabilities and businesses who employ people with disabilities.
- Jacksonville Human Rights Commission works to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides comprehensive information on job accommodations, entrepreneurship, self-employment, and small business ownership.
- LEAD Center’s Focuses on promoting innovation in policy, employment, and economic advancement to advance individual and systems-level change for all people with disabilities. The LEAD Center provides policy research and recommendations, training, and technical assistance as well as demonstration projects.
- National Disability Institute (NDI) building a better financial future for people with disabilities and their families.
- Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) is a multi-faceted initiative to foster collaboration and action around accessible technology in the workplace. Guided by a consortium of policy and technology leaders, PEAT works to help employers, IT companies, and others to understand why it pays to build and buy accessible technology, and how to go about doing so.
- Southeast ADA Center is your leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access.
- The Independent Living Center of Northeast Florida empowers all people with a disability to live independent, self-empowered lives.
- Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) network was created in-order to help Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries make informed choices about working while receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration.