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March 08, 1991 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-08

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1991

DETROIT

JVS Helps The JCC
And Great Employee

Editor's note: Each year,
the lives of thousands of
Jews in Detroit are touch-
ed by the Jewish Welfare
Federation and its Allied
Jewish Campaign. This is
one of a series about the
people who benefit from
Federation agency services.
Isadore Harris enjoys his
new job so much, he decid-
ed to move near it.
For anyone else, that is
pretty common. But for
Mr. Harris, it's a mile-
stone. He has developmen-
tal disabilities.
During the day, Mr. Har-
ris, 50, is the Men's Health
Club attendapt at the
Maple-Drake Jewish Com-
munity . Center. After
work, he cares for his
elderly mother.
"He's concerned about
his responsibilities," says
Al Pearlstein, director of
the Health Club. After two
years on the job, "he's very
conscientious about his job
and the duties that go with
it."
Mr. Harris obtained his
position at the Jewish
Center with the assistance
of the Supported Employ-
ment Team of Jewish Voca-
tional Service. Just like
people with disabilities, he
is a regular employee, ear-
ning competitive wages
and working 32 hours per
week.
"The program is nice. I
couldn't get a job without
it," he said.
Supported Employment
arranges employment for
men and women with de-
velopmental disabilities
who want to work at regu-
lar jobs.
JVS job coaches train
new employees on site,
gradually doing less as the
client learns to do more.
Training can last
indefinitely.
"Isadore happened to be
a quicker train. It took him
only a few weeks to learn
his job," said Judy Yarber,
a job placement specialist.
"And holding a job helps
him to feel good about
himself."

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Clients work in factories
and in the service industry.
They meet regularly with
their case managers, who
visit the job sites monthly.
Mr. Harris "wouldn't
take the responsibility
without a counselor," he
said, because occasional

Isadore Harris
At the JCC.

job pressure builds up,
making him nervous and
frustrated.
"Working here has pro-
vided a social life for him.
He has friends at work,
both people with and with-
out disabilities," said
Micki Grossman, a JCC
Health Club administra-
tive assistant.
Mr. Harris has par-
ticipated successfully in
JVS employment pro-
grams since 1962. He
began at the sheltered
workshop in Detroit, mov-
ing to Oak Park (now in
Southfield), and was
employed at a small fac-
tory making hospital sup-
plies. The Health Club also
hired two other JVS
clients:
"When I started working
here, I was really nervous.
Now, I feel at home;' Mr.
Harris' said. He recently
moved to a West Bloom-
field apartment "to be
near my job."
JVS has workshops in
Southfield and Detroit,
providing vocational
rehabilitation to persons
with physical and emo-
tional disabilities. The
agency also provides job
placement, career develop-
ment and educational
counseling services to
7,000 people a year.
Classes for displaced
homemakers also are
available. Additional
workshops provide voca-
tional rehabilitation ser-
vices to the elderly and to
individuals with disabili-
ties. A rehabilitation pro-
gram helps workers in-
jured on the job.

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