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Dena Dove

Position: Employment Specialist

Hello, I’m Dena Dove.  I’m an Employment Specialist with employU’s Jacksonville region, as well as a member of the ADEN team.  These experiences allow me to work alongside the most amazing team of professionals dedicated to compassion and success.  I am thrilled that I get to meet and collaborate with customers in our adult program and empower individuals to thrive in their dream jobs.     

I am a native of California but have spent the majority of my life in Colorado.  While there, I worked for over 15 years as the owner of my own business as a Host Home Provider. I provided Comprehensive Residential Care to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  I have extensive experience with both residential and day programs for adult customers with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as blindness.  As a Host Home Provider, I worked with customers in their communities to assure goals were met residentially, vocationally, and recreationally.  I assisted with financial spending accounts and audits, medication administration, and residential health and safety.  

Now, as a representative of employU, I have the honor and pleasure to forge relationships in our community with individuals and employers who also envision differences in abilities being a part of vocational success and meaningful employment.   

This is the most rewarding position I have ever held.  I love my job and the opportunity it affords me each day to work with brilliant, humorous, and talented individuals.  

employU is an approved vendor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and we are happy to serve VR’s customers.
employU is a CARF accredited organization
employU is a Veteran Safe Place