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.

Confidence in knowing that over 90% of contributions is going directly to programs

Braided Services Internship Programs

Braided Services

The UCP WORK, Inc. Braided Services Program, or internship program, works in partnership with local businesses in providing important training on-the-job. The intern works alongside a Job Coach, who instructs the individual on proper workplace etiquette, teamwork, skill building, and how to become an an asset on the job.  The program can last upto one-year and within the hours that best suits the business. 

Braided Services

How Braided Services Program benefits the business owner/manager:

Braided Services
  • UCP WORK, Inc. Employment Specialist meets with the business to gain a clear understanding of their needs and to explain the program.
  • UCP WORK, Inc. provides a skilled Job Coach to accompany the intern to the worksite everyday.
  • The Job Coach will work collaboratively with the business to ensure that the intern is meeting their expectations.
  • The Job Coach will support the intern in all aspects of understanding their job. 
  • The Job Coach is an employee of UCP WORK, Inc. and fully insured and bonded.
  • The intern is paid by UCP WORK, Inc. and covered under UCP WORK, Inc. worker's comp. 
  • There is no cost/fees to the business and no time commitment/contract. 

A huge benefit to the business participating in our Braided Services Program is that they are contributing to a person's future sucess in finding the perfect job.  At the same time, the business may find the perfect employee. 

For more information about Braided Services, contact Director of Program Services, Judy Linares at jlinares@ucpworkinc.org