FAQ & Additional Resources

At employU we believe that fostering relationships is vital to our success. Everyone we serve is important and every connection we make brings us closer to our goals. We truly appreciate each participant for letting us go along with them on their journey.

And as the saying goes, communication is the key to any successful relationship. Whether it is with a customer, business partner, or agency partner, we emphasize consistent communication to build foundations for beneficial outcomes.

Check out the most frequently asked questions by our customers and business partners. If you have a question that is not answered here, please call us at (407) 598-0202 or email us at info@employu.org.


How do I become a customer and receive services from employU?

Typically, employU customers are referred by one of our partners. There is also a Self-Pay option for services. For Self-Pay details, contact us at (407) 598-0202.

Does employU offer virtual/remote sevices?

Yes, employU offers several virtual services. You can find more information on our virtual services here.

Who is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. Visit rehabworks.org to find a local office. Select the directory tab and click on the map.

Who is The Agency for Persons with Disabilities?

The Agency For Persons With Disabilities is specifically tasked with serving the needs of Floridians with developmental disabilities. Visit apdcares.org to apply for services. It is highly recommended to get on the wait list as employU services can begin once the application has been accepted.

Who is the American Dream Employment Network

The American Dream Employment Network is a consortium of service providers and employers working together to create a path for individuals with disabilities, who are currently receiving Social Security disability benefits, and want to return to, or begin working for the first time. ADEN is an approved Employment Network operating under Social Security’s Ticket to Work program. Visit americandreamen.org for eligibility requirements.


How can you become a business partner?

Partnering with employU is easy. Just give us a call at (407) 598-0202 and we will set up a meeting to customize your experience.

How long does on-the-job training last?

The average length of an OJT is six to eight weeks. Training length is based on employer needs and difficulty of the job.

Are you required to hire at the end of an on-the-job training?

Employers are not required to offer a job at the completion of an OJT, but extending a job offer to a candidate is always a consideration.

Is minimum wage or liability insurance required?

employU will furnish a copy of our liability insurance coverage for all individuals under the OJT program. As OJT participants are considered an employee of employU, business partners do not pay wages. employU pays our clients wages for the duration of their OJT.

Are there tax Incentives?

There are tax incentives to working with someone that has received services from Vocational Rehabilitation. Learn more about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program on the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s website.


What do you look for in an ideal candidate?

Ideal candidates posses the following skills

  • Organized
  • Multi-tasker
  • Open minded
  • Quick learner
  • Bilingual  Spanish/English(optional but helpful)
  • Above average computer skills
  • Sales experience
  • Management experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Can “think outside the box”
  • Understanding and patient
  • Knowledge of job market in the area
  • Negotiating skills- for customized jobs for clients

What kind and how much experience is needed to be a Job Coach?

Masters degree and 6 months /exp, Bachelor’s degree /1-year exp, Associate’s degree / 2 years exp, HS Diploma /4 years exp. Exp must be working with clients that have some type of disability, doing Vocational type work (like resume writing, helping with applications, job coaching, teaching classes to students with disabilities).

Is there room for growth?

Absolutely! There is always room to move up in your career with employU. We always look to promote from within the organization.

Does employU offer benefits?

Yes!, Medical, dental, vision, 401K, Life insurance, paid holidays and PTO.

What must the potential employee required to have and be able to use?

Laptop and smartphone

Is driving required?

Yes with all programs, substantially more with the Adult program. We do reimburse mileage.

Do you offer internships to gain the exp needed to qualify for a Job coach position?

Not at this time, but we may in the near future.

Is there a set work schedule?

The job coach’s schedule is based on the client’s needs so you must have a flexible schedule to be an ideal candidate.

Contact Us


Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job.

Agency for Persons with Disabilities (A.P.D.)

APD works in partnership with local communities and private providers to assist people who have developmental disabilities and their families. APD also provides assistance in identifying the needs of people with developmental disabilities for supports and services.

American Dream Network (ADEN)

ADEN provides technical assistance and training to employment service providers who offer high-quality employment services to Social Security disability beneficiaries through Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Ticket to Work program. ADEN is a division of National Disability Institute.

Disability Rights Florida

Disability Rights Florida is a nonprofit organization that provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. Staff attorneys, advocates, and investigators address civil rights violations, abuse and neglect, and discrimination.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

SSA Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary. The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.