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Vocational Support

Exploring Exciting Employment Opportunities for Residents.

Hands-On Career-Search Support & Guidance

Vocational staff at First Place work one-on-one with residents to help them chart a course for lasting employment by identifying their interests and specific skill sets.

Individual Employment/
Vocational Goal Planning

Vocational Support

Community Partners

  • Explore personal & career interests
  • Identify action steps
  • Individual and family meetings
  • Vocational interest survey
  • Resume writing and development
  • Interview preparation exercises
  • Transportation plan/coordinate/ schedule
  • Provide onboarding and initial job support
  • Understanding role and responsibilities
  • Network to identify opportunities for residents: internships, volunteer opportunities and employment
  • Collaboration and training to support resident success
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Meet Fiona Falbo, First Place Vocational Coordinator

Fiona comes to us after several years in the nonprofit sector working with and advocating for people with disabilities. Her most recent position was with the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), where her work focused on supporting individuals with autism and other neuro-diversities in the areas of employment and volunteering in the Valley.

Her previous private-sector experience in community outreach and development for large-scale residential communities allowed Fiona to focus on community programming and partnering, an area of great emphasis and importance at First Place. She is thrilled to be working directly with residents to support them on their various paths to independence as well as engaging organizations to create more jobs.

Vocational Partners

Employment Partners

Volunteer & Internship Partners

The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI)

The Precisionists, Inc. (TPI) is a national company focused on creating 10,000 jobs for people with disabilities by the year 2025. They provide industry best practices for delivering administrative and technology services performed through teams that include individuals with disabilities. We’re excited to collaborate with TPI to bring 500 jobs to Phoenix within three to five years! Several of our First Place–Phoenix residents have already secured employment at Arizona Department of Economic Security (AZDES), Salt River Project (SRP) and Mobile Mini through this initiative.

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