Since 1984, KenCrest has worked in Pennsylvania communities to build employer partnerships, identify existing paid employment opportunities, and create new, customized paid positions for people with disabilities.
KenCrest matches job candidates with their careers based on their skills and preferences for employment. Our employment goals focus on providing each person with the type of employment they want and will enjoy. Our trained and certified staff’s objective is to assist individuals in finding careers they love and supporting their success.
Supported Employment is a service option that empowers people with intellectual disabilities and autism to achieve paid work in their community. The supported employment program at KenCrest encompasses traditional job support methodologies as well as customized employment and school-to-career supports for youth. Find out more about our supported and customized employment services.
Ticket to Work is a program of the Social Security Administration that supports career development for people with disabilities who want to work. Social Security disability beneficiaries ages 18 through 64 qualify for the Ticket to Work program, which is free and voluntary. The goal of the program is to help people with disabilities progress toward financial stability and independence. Visit our Ticket to Work page for more information.
Benefits Counseling is a free service that helps Social Security disability beneficiaries to make informed choices about SSA benefits, employment, and financial goals. Counselors provide beneficiaries with a personalized plan so they can work and earn to their fullest potential. Whether beneficiaries need supports to try work, assistance maintaining a job, the need to obtain items necessary for work, save income, or maintain cash and medical benefits, a Benefits Counselor can put beneficiaries on the path to occupational and financial independence. For more information about benefits counseling through KenCrest, please contact Wendy Pollock at email@example.com.
KenCrest Employer Partners
In order to place more people in rewarding jobs in their communities, KenCrest asks for your help in identifying potential businesses who might be interested in providing employment to people with disabilities. If you know of a business in Southeastern PA that we could contact for a conversation about being an Employment Partner with KenCrest, please contact Alli Smale, Director of Employment Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-633-0104.
For those who are already Employer Partners of KenCrest, we’re committed to supporting you through this pandemic. The link to the following PDF outlines our strategy to keep your businesses and our stakeholders safe.
KenCrest Employment Success Stories
Danny, Allyson, and Kevin embarked on a new employment opportunity around the same time and agree that SunnyBrook Ballroom is a wonderful place to work.
Danny assists in keeping the ballroom and bridal suites clean and polished. Primarily cleaning up after events, Danny vacuums, spot-sweeps, and mops, as well as collects trash. He likes his job, wears a smile on his face around the grounds, and chats with teammates and friends!
Allyson joined the SunnyBrook team at the start of June. As a laundry attendant, Aly spends her day freshening the linens, uniforms, and napkins. Doing laundry is a task Aly enjoys, which makes this position perfect for her. Aly’s other talents include keeping banquet silverware nice and shiny.
Kevin’s job is social and requires him to greet guests as they show up for various events. He helps to set up and tear down for the events, including collecting and stacking chairs. Kevin possesses a unique talent–fancy napkin folding designs, a skill he likes to show off!
We are happy this trio enjoy their time helping around the venue.
Danielle was in for a roller coaster ride when she started her new job in June of 2021.
In May, Danielle’s ride attendant training began at Sesame Place, an amusement park located in Bucks County, PA. Now, she safely leads guests onto the rides, ensuring each rider is fastened in securely. At the conclusion of the ride, she helps the guests exit safely. Danielle is responsible for two roller coasters, Vapor Trail and Oscar’s Wacky Taxi.
Danielle is a Cookie Monster fan and loves the atmosphere of the park where the rides and entertainment are Sesame Street-themed. Happy with her position, she plans to remain part of the Sesame team.