MISSION: UCP WORK, Inc. is dedicated to providing services to residents of the Tri-Counties with mental and/or physical disabilities, so that they may work and live independently as contributing citizens within the community of their choice.

Helping Students reach their goals beyond school

Benefits to Employers - Employment Services Programs

Many industries have discovered the value of employing workers with disabilities, yet these individuals continue to be the most under-employed minority in the United States. UCP WORK, Inc. employs experts in the field of employment services, who through innovative approaches, increase competence, employability and confidence of job seekers with disabilities, while meeting the expectations of our community partners. Employers throughout Santa Barbara County have discovered that working with professionals in the field of job placement and on the job support, ensures a successful employee/employer relationship that enhances the workplace and ensures longevity and job satisfaction.

Employers cannot say enough about the benefits of working with UCP WORK, Inc. in seeking the perfect match for their business; persons with disabilities who are referred to the Employment Services Program, receive in-depth training in preparation for entering the workplace, and employers benefit by the following results:

  • Loyalty and commitment = longevity
  • Excellent attendance
  • Professionalism and positive workplace behavior
  • Positive attitude, good communication and customer service skills
  • Accountability and a sense of pride
  • Committed employees
  • Safe work habits
  • Decreased employee turnover
  • Ongoing support to ensure that employees wear work attire
  • Assistance with all manners of employee relations as needed
  • On-the-job training by a skilled coach
  • Employer Tax Breaks

UCP WORK, Inc. staff are available for sensitivity training with co-workers, as well as ADA assessments upon request.

*Unlike temporary and employment agencies; services are provided AT NO CHARGE to our Community Partners