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
Waiver Based Services

  •  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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Lindsey Wright, Executive Director of Therapies and Advancement for Opportunities for Positive Growth. 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.

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,
Lindsey Wright

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: Sean smiles outside of the Fishers O.P.G. office. He is wearing plastic framed glasses and a green shirt with the OPG logo on the left. 

Meet Employment Specialist- Team Lead,

Sean Powers

Sean joined Opportunities for Positive Growth in 2016 to begin our Employment Services Program. Sean is a Certified Employment Specialist through the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community. Previously, Sean has worked as a DSP and Employment Specialist and spent time working with troubled youth for the Indiana Department of Corrections and was formerly the Sports Coordinator for Howard County Special Olympics and continues to volunteer with them today. Sean has overseen the growth of the Employment Services Program from a 1-person team providing employment supports in 1 county to an 8-person team providing supports in 6 counties. When not working, Sean enjoys spending time with his wife and children and golfing.

Abby Alterio, Quality Assurance Specialist for Opportunities for Positive Growth. Image description: Abby smiles against a black background. She is wearing a grey polo with the O.P.G. logo and sports her signature glasses.

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

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.

 

 

 

Stephanie Fulford, Employment Specialist for Opportunities for Positive Growth. Image description: Stephanie smiles outside the Fishers O.P.G. office. She is wearing a green v-neck shirt and a necklace with a purple stone pendant. In the background are blurred, green bushes.

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 and Field Train,

Stephanie Fulford

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.

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People will always be at the center of why we exist. As a vibrant and sustainable organization, we strive for an inclusive community, abundant with people who are self-reliant.

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