Getting Past the Myths

Myth 5: I Can't Get Help Finding Work

I have no idea about how to go about finding and keeping a job. Is there anyone who can help me?

It can be hard looking for and finding a job if you think you have to do it all on your own. However, several excellent state and national resources can give you the support you need. These organizations can help you prepare for your job search, find a job that’s right for you, and offer advice and support services to help you keep your job.

Kentucky Career Centers

The Kentucky Career Center offer jobseekers free services, including job placement, skills assessments, job training, career counseling, resume development, mock interviews, and workshops.

You can get some services online at Focus Career or you can go to a Kentucky Career Center in person.

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

The Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) can help you prepare for, find, and keep work. To get services from OVR, you must have a physical or mental disability that makes it difficult for you to find and keep a job. If you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) based on your disability, you are generally eligible for OVR services.

The services OVR offers vary depending on the needs of each person. OVR works with you to figure out which services you need. You and an OVR counselor develop a plan to help you reach your work goals. Visit the OVR website to learn more about OVR services, read an OVR Consumer guide, and find an OVR counselor near you.

Ticket to Work

The Ticket to Work program is designed to help people with disabilities find and keep work. If you are 18 – 64 years old and are getting SSI or SSDI benefits, you can participate in this program. With the Ticket to Work program, you can access employment-related services and supports from Employment Networks (ENs), including training, job placement, job coaching, and vocational assessments. Visit the TTW website to search for an EN in your area or to learn more about the Ticket to Work program.

Other resources

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