Image description: Header reads ‘Employment Services’ on a dark orange rectangle in the bottom left-hand corner. A young man with a disability in a teal, white, yellow and orange striped shirt, and stylist glasses smiles and makes a transaction with a customer. They are in a bakery surrounded by baked goods.
Employment Services are designed to assist people in overcoming barriers to employment with the goal of sustainability and success at work.
How does O.P.G., Inc. define Employment Services via Vocational Rehabilitation Services?
Employment is a fundamental part of life for everyone. Employment provides a sense of purpose and accomplishment; it shapes who we are and helps us meaningfully contribute to our communities. All of the people we support now, and in the future, are employable. Given the combination of support, training and exposure, we work to build on the strengths and interests of those we serve.
As a team, let’s make employment your goal!
Whether your goal is to gain employment or to find a new diverse employee pool, let us help you make that dream a reality. Each employment opportunity is focused on our vision to build inclusive communities and our mission to ensure people are pursuing a rewarding life. We will assist you in finding an atmosphere where you will thrive. Our job is to inspire you either as an employer or job-seeker in the most innovative way possible for a successful future!
What specific services may I request?
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
- Benefit Information from our certified Network Liaison Specialist (B.I.N.S.)
- Discovery Services: Job Shadowing, Situational Assessment, Work Experience, and Other Discovery Services
- Other Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Trial Work Experiences, Job Readiness Training, Job Search/Placement Assistance, Short-term On-the-Job Supports, and Supported Employment
- Extended Services
Below is a video introducing Opportunities for Positive Growth’s Employment Services. Click the red and white arrow to play.
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Image description: Lindsey smiles outside of the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a black shirt with a black, white and red patterned scarf. In the background are blurred, green bushes.
Meet Executive Director of
Therapies and Advancement,
Therapies and Advancement,
Lindsey came to Opportunities for Positive Growth fresh out of college and has been here for over 10 years. She obtained a B.A. in Music Therapy along with a minor in psychology from Indiana University-Fort Wayne. She also completed her Neurologic Music Therapist training at Colorado State University. Lindsey has helped to support the growth of music therapy at O.P.G. from a small therapy department, to one with over 21 full-time therapists. She enjoys serving the music therapy field through her four-year stent as President of the State Music Therapy Association and is now involved in efforts to increase access to music therapy through government relations work.
Image description: Gary is smiling in front of a light gray wall. Gary is wearing a green polo shirt with the OPG logo in the left.
Meet the Director of Employment Services,
Gary joined Opportunities for Positive Growth in 2014 as a Direct Support Professional. He also spent a couple years as a Quality Enhancement Specialist before joining the Employment Services team in 2019. Gary is . He prides himself in being a strong advocate for the people he supports, as well as their families. Outside of work, Gary enjoys spending time with his loved ones and attending sporting events. Gary is an avid Indiana Pacers, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Blues fan.
Image description: Stephanie is smiling outside of the O.P.G, Inc. Fishers office. Stephanie is wearing an olive green canvas shirt with buttons and a pendant necklace.
Meet Employment Specialist- Team Lead,
Stephanie joined OPG in 2016 as a DSP, moved into Employment Services a year later, and never looked back. She earned her bachelor’s degree in International Affairs at Eastern Washington University with minors in Economics, Political Science, and French. Stephanie is a Certified Employment Specialist through the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community and joined the Employment Services team as only one of two people. Since then, the team has grown to a team of 9 and Stephanie trains new hires out in the field. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys travelling, spending time with family, and spoiling her two pups.
Image description: Abby is smiling in front of a black backdrop. Abby is wearing red, metal framed glasses and a gray collared shirt with the OPG logo on the left.
Meet BIN Liaison and Quality Assurance Specialist,
Abby Alterio started with OPG, Inc. in 2015 and serves as the Quality Assurance Specialist and BIN Liaison for the Department of Therapies and Advancement. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with majors in Business Management and Human Resources Management. She calls herself a “people person” and greatly enjoys the many ways she is able to work with and help others through OPG.