Mission

A community where the talents and value of all people are celebrated.

To support persons with disabilities and other barriers to independence in achieving their fullest potential as workers and as members of the broader community.

Goodwill helps persons with disabilities as well as people who are at an economic disadvantage, or may lack education or work experience.

Sean Finds Success with Customized Employment

Sean was having some trouble finding a job with an employer who was able to accommodate his needs. His Goodwill Employment Specialist, Tammy, had previously discussed Customized Employment with staff at Premier at Susquehanna, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Millersburg, and thought it might be a good fit for Sean. She set up an interview, and Sean was hired right away!

Premier at Susquehanna was able to create a custom position for Sean that accommodates his needs and abilities while also meeting the needs of the business. Sean works three to four days a week (sometimes more if he gets called in), folding towels, gowns, blankets, sheets and linens while keeping an accurate count of the items he folds. Because he has been doing so well, his supervisors are keen on expanding his job duties; soon, Sean will be learning how to use the washers and dryers.

Outside of work, Sean spends time at Portraits of Life in Lykens and at God’s Puzzle Pieces in Millersburg. He enjoys listening to music and singing, spending time with his family and horseback riding.

Customized Employment is a process for individualizing the employment relationship between a job seeker and an employer that is based on a match between the unique strengths, needs and interests of the job seeker and the identified business needs of the employer. 

For more information about Customized Employment, please contact Jennifer Adams, Discovery & Customized Employment Specialist, at 717.347.5305 or jadams@yourgoodwill.org.


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Patrick's Mission Success

For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, contact Sue Soderberg
EMAIL 
or call 717.394.0647


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Josh finds employment success.

After graduating from Millersburg High School, Josh needed some direction in finding a job. He was referred to Goodwill and worked with Tammy, his employment specialist, in completing work assessments to find his strengths and determine what type of job would be a good fit.

Josh did four work assessments – stocking shelves at a drug store, stocking shelves at a grocery store (where he worked so fast he was given some end caps to do as well), hanging clothes at the Elizabethville Goodwill store, and food service work at the Millersburg High School cafeteria. Josh had previous food service experience, having worked at the Jump Start Café at the high school and earning his ServSafe certification while still a student. He remained interested in pursuing food service, and his employment specialist was able to set up interviews at local establishments. He was offered a position at Denny’s Lennies in Halifax just two days after being interviewed!

Josh began working at Denny’s Lennies in June. He helps with food prep work, packaging condiments, and switching containers in the cooler, and he is quickly learning new skills and responsibilities. He is quite the presence in the food prep area, having fun and singing along to the radio with his co-workers.

Be sure to stop at Denny’s Lennies to say hi to Josh the next time you’re in Halifax!

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Tiffany's Mission Success

For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, contact Sue Soderberg
EMAIL 
or call 717.394.0647


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Rhoda finds happiness through work.

Visitors to the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at The Shops at Rockvale in Lancaster may have had the pleasure of meeting one of the newest team members, Rhoda.

Previously, Rhoda was a valuable part of Goodwill’s custodial work crew, but she wanted to find full time employment in the community. Her Goodwill employment specialist, Barbara, discovered that the Cracker Barrel was hiring, and it was perfectly located for Rhoda’s needs. A few days after Rhoda’s resume was submitted, she was contacted for an interview. Rhoda aced her interview and was offered a position on the spot!

Rhoda has been doing great at her new job. She gets along well with her managers and co-workers, and her work ethic, easy smile and infectious sense of humor have made her an integral part of the Cracker Barrel team. Her family, friends and support staff have all noticed that she is happy and upbeat now that she is secure and content in her work environment.

Outside of her job, Rhoda enjoys being active with her church and going out to eat. She is thrilled that her favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A, is just a stone’s throw from where she works.

Be sure to say hello to Rhoda the next time you’re at the Cracker Barrel!

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