EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

In partnership between DCARA Employment Services and State of California’s Employment Development Department since 1986, we provide Deaf and Hard of Hearing job seekers information, resources, and tools to seek and maintain employment.

Meet the Team

Benjamin Joss
Employment Services Manager
Andy Mitchell
Employment Specialist
Michael Schmidt
Employment Specialist
Mark Vanni
Employment Specialist

What do we provide

1. Free Use of CalJOBS and Labor Market Information

Do you need assistance with your job search or state benefit in CalJOBS? A registration process will be required, however, you can ask for our assistance.

2. Job Search Skills Training

We can train you how to do your job search online. We bring the best practice for you on how to research employment opportunities.

3. Resume Development

Do you need to create a resume or develop a professional resume? Please contact us.

4. Interview Preparation

Are you feeling nervous for your job interview soon? We can practice together to prepare for your interview.

5. Job Placement

We can help you seek a job that is readily available. We bring your opportunities to learn from us how to find a job.

6. Job Search Counseling

Not sure about your job search, work position, or job application? We are here to provide some advice for you.

7. Document Translations

Are you struggling to understand your work letter from your employer? You can show it to us and we will provide document translations (web, email, paperwork).

8. State Benefits Information

Did you lose your job? Or do you need to request for Paid Family Leave (PFL) to care for your family member? If you need state benefit information, please contact us for general questions.

9. Information and Resources

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or find resources you need from us.

Contact Information

info@dcara.org      510-343-6670

Office Locations

Click on the city for the address and directions.

Service Area

DCARA Employment Services / EDD provides service to the 4 following counties in Northern California:

Alameda

Contra Costa

San Francisco

Santa Clara

If your county is not listed here, please visit here to see which Deaf* an employment organization can serve you.
Deaf* – Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, DeafDisabled and DeafBlind
The DCARA Employment Services (ES) also collaborates with DCARA’s Community Empowerment Services Department (CES), we also support the rest of the 10 counties regarding employment.
Please explore at the CES’s service area page for all 14 counties we do serve for.
CES service area link: https://dcara.org/community-empowerment-services/

Referral Process

New Client Registration

1. FIRST PROCESS: Contact DCARA.

        Email: info@dcara.org

        VP/Voice: 510-343-6670

 

2. Sign the Intake forms for DCARA (If you need assistance, please contact us).

 

3. SECOND PROCESS: Meet with your Employment Specialist.

 

4. Sign the Employment Services agreement form.

 

5. Register your CalJOBS account for EDD and post a resume in CalJOBS.

Return Client Registration

1. FIRST PROCESS: Contact DCARA or your Employment Specialist.

        Email: info@dcara.org

        VP/Voice: 510-343-6670

 

2. Review the Intake forms.

 

3. SECOND PROCESS: Meet with your Employment Specialist.

 

4. Sign the Employment Services agreement form again if it is expired.

 

5. Review your CalJOBS account and re-post your resume if it is expired.

What to bring to your first meeting

1. Bring Rights to work documents to verify Driver’s license/ or California ID and SSN card plus US Permanent Resident (Green) Card and Immigrant Visas.

 

2. Bring your work history information:
        Resume
        Work experiences
        Education
Please check the resources below to find more information about your Rights to work documents:
        EDD Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (EDD website)
        EDD Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (English & Spanish PDF)
         Visual Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (Images included)

Resources

Job seekers and Employers, EDD Resources

https://edd.ca.gov/

State Benefits Information

https://myedd.edd.ca.gov/

Resume Builder, Work History, Job Search

https://www.caljobs.ca.gov/

EDD Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (EDD website)

https://edd.ca.gov/en/unemployment/identity-verification/acceptable-docs/ 

 

EDD Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (English & Spanish PDF) 

https://edd.ca.gov/siteassets/files/pdf_pub_ctr/de1326cd.pdf   

 

Visual Acceptable Documents for Identity Verification (Images Included)

Comprehensive Job Centers, Affiliate Job Centers & Specialized Job Centers Locations/CA Counties

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RQsY-MSvpxCTwvf5w7iCOU8ost_-eA8x/view

Not finding what you’re looking for?

DCARA provides a broad variety of services and some may not be listed online. If you can not find a specific service, click the button below to contact us for general questions.

Contact Us

info@dcara.org           510-343-6670

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