Employment Opportunities

AKIM Israel’s professional occupation department offers allocate and provide 4 levels of daily programs and employment opportunities as well as sequenced work transition programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in Israel.

Daycare centers for adults

Besides using the Daycare centers for adults facilities to provide daily activities to adults (age 21 years and older) who suffer from severe cognitive disabilities, AKIM Israel has already allocated, recruited and trained a few thousands of people with minor intellectual and developmental disabilities to be employed in 3 more work frames.

Sheltered Workshop

AKIM Israel operates and supports Sheltered Workshops for those who are in need of a supportive and protective environment by which to express their personal work skills and to be trained in a work transition program.

Sequenced work transition programs are being performed within the Sheltered Workshops – to train those individuals who are qualified to work – subject to successfully completing the transition programs – in the “Open Market”.

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Supported working groups

Employing intellectually and developmentally disabled persons  – in a protective site – within an industrial facility or business setting. Under proper support and close guidance, employees with minor intellectual and developmental disabilities are being “mainstreamed” into these businesses. They are part of “pay roll” staff, become an integral part of the business Human Resources and are able to demonstrate their productive abilities in a real business environment.

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Employment in the “Open Market”

AKIM Israel does an ongoing effort allocating proper work places (jobs) in the “open market”, as well as training and escorting the disabled employees until they are completely “mainstreamed” within the new work place. These workers are placed with employers such as IKEA Israel (see pictures below), Visa, Discount Bank, Cellcom, Tempo, Sheraton Hotel, Fox, El Al, Toys Kfar Saba, and Piza Patza, just to name a few.

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Special Employment opportunities

Dental Clinics

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Supported by Alpha Omega Foundation US, AKIM Israel has initiated an innovative model of a Supported Employment Program, which offers a training program to educate people with
minor intellectual and developmental challenges and integrate them into the professional dental market.The program will train these individuals with the goal of their inclusion in the dental field, and provide them with an opportunity to earn a respectable living and develop independence.The participants will study work-related social skills, which are essential to enhance their independence and facilitate their full integration in society. This life changing program will be carried out by AKIM Israel’s professional occupation department in conjunction with the Dental Schools at Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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