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Your Employment Journey Begins With A Phone Call

About Us

Our Team Brings:

 

  • Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation from Western Washington University

  • AA in Chemical Dependency from Pierce College. Chemical Dependency Professional, CDP

  • Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Pacific Lutheran University

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)

We are a national employment network virtual office with new branch offices in Michigan and Texas.

Cynthia Swendsen, MA, CRC, CDP

 

Hello, my name is Cynthia and I'm here to assist you in building a solid foundation for employment success. I have over 15 years experience in successfully placing people with disabilities in a suitable job for long term employment and I am an authorized Social Security Ticket To Work Service Provider.

Besides employment services, as a Professional Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, I provide case management services. This includes working with your medical team (physicians, mental health provider, etc.) to help with your employment success, finding your resources should you need them and speaking with Social Security and employers.

Cat Hilgers, MEd

Hello, my name is Cat. I specialize in assisting you with navigating the world of job searching, as well as retaining your employment and promoting within a company. I have 7 years of teaching experience, 15 years of customer service experience, and 4 years of management experience. I have been an authorized Social Security Ticket to Work Employment Specialist for just over 1.5 years within the state of Arizona, and now I have decided to expand nationally. I look forward to helping you reach your employment goals.

 

Our Vision:

Our vision is to become a prominent
employment service provider by
putting the needs of our clients first.
One person at a time.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to enhance the lives of people through employment and independent living services.

Ticket To Work

The goal of the Ticket to Work Program is to give disability beneficiaries the opportunity
to achieve steady, long-term employment by providing them greater choices and
opportunities to go to work if they choose to do so. Service providers are qualified to provide employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, and other
supports that help beneficiaries enter and maintain employment.

For more information, click here.

Employment and Vocational Services

Career Counseling

Create an Individual Work Plan. 
Identify barriers to employment. 

 

Develop a strategic plan to maintain long term employment.

Job Seeking Skills & Training

Learn how to: 

-Read and assess job ads.

-Obtain job leads. 

-Complete applications.

-Prepare a resume specific to you. 

-Interview for a job.

-Create your own personal interviewing portfolio.

-Assist you in finding and maintaining suitable employment

that is consistent with your vocational goals and experience.

Job Accommodations

-Work with your employer should you need reasonable and suitable accommodations. 

-Work adjustment counseling and work culture training. 

-Monitor your Social Security Benefits to prevent overpayment.

-Referrals to outsides resources, if needed. 

-Advocacy.

 

Testimonials

"Cynthia Swendsen is my Employment Network Counselor, and I am so glad that I am connected to her.  She is out of Washington State, yet regardless of where she is - a feel a lighthouse in the harbor somewhere.  After going through so much nonsense with the local VR agencies, it is so nice to have someone in your corner who definitely has a calling for their own vocation, and completely understands the concerns connected to those facing disability barriers to employment.  Thank you for your gracious understanding of what I am going through on all these interviews, and helping me to not get so discouraged.  Definitely, someone to know!"