Begin at Home – Employee Services
Begin at Home
At Goodwill, we know that many of our employees are starting out fresh, some are wanting to build on an existing career, and others are simply making ends meet. We want to help support our employees in providing the proper foundation for employment and long-term success! That’s why we started the Begin at Home program in 2020.
So, what is Begin at Home? Goodwill doesn’t want to let any obstacle get in the way of an employee’s success. That’s why Goodwill employees can receive services that will help them overcome barriers they may be experiencing, whether it’s not having enough food or needing a way to get to work. Begin at Home works with partner organizations and businesses to make sure employees have what they need to be successful at work.
Here’s how it works:
Through Begin at Home, employees who apply for more intensive services will work with our Begin at Home Trainer and and Employment Specialist to help gain much needed tools and resources to create a plan toward employment success!
Employees are given options on different learning tracks. One option is our registered apprenticeship program through the Department of Labor. Another is going through the Goodwill Seal, a standard of skill attainment that we expect all of our employees to achieve after 1-year of continuous employment through our program.
No matter which track our employees choose, they will have access to our Employee Assistance Program. Some employees may need some additional support. That is why Goodwill has partnered with other local agencies to help employees get the help they need when they need it most.
The Goodwill Circle of Care Partners:
- Rainbow Fleet Child Care Resource & Referral
- Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc.
- OKC Educare
- Sunbeam Family Services
- Good Shepherd Ministries
- Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
- Salvation Army
- Skyline Ministries
- Regional Food Bank
- Oklahoma City Housing Authority (OCHA)
- Property Management Services
- Upward Transitions
- Catholic Charities
- Community Action Agency
- The Wheels Project
- Variety Care
- Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)
- City National Bank
- Tinker Federal Credit Union
- Arvest Bank
- First Fidelity Bank
If you are an employee interested in applying for the Begin at Home program, below are the links to get started. After you complete the first step, a member of our Workforce Development team will reach out to you. Thank you for being a valued team member at Goodwill. 🙂 With your help, good will come.
Step 1: Complete Intake- https://forms.gle/Q1JwdVmqHB2joSzQ7
Step 2: Complete Begin at Home Questionnaire- https://forms.gle/62DaMQMcamVZbnMJ7
Step 3 Track A: Begin the Goodwill Seal program.
Step 3 Track B: Begin the Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Step 4: Work with your Workforce Development Team on a plan for your success!
Are you looking for resources for immediate services? Check out our Circle of Care! Please click the link below.