When you enter the Westerly McDonald's Restaurant, you may notice a very busy man expertly running the drive-thru window waiting on customers. Meet Brian, a man who proudly has his own job with the support of Seabird Individual Placement staff. This job is not Brian's only work, by the way, he also holds a part-time position mceeing at Radio Station 88.9. Brian, along with many other people, hold jobs independently and successfully with follow along services within the Eastern half of Connecticut. How exciting can that be? Food service, retail clothing, grocery sales, automotive, library work, office work, detailing, animal handling, and custodial vocations all set the scene for people reaching individuality. Seabird offers assistance in career decision making, job assessment, and job placement. Once the job has been found, Seabird offers on-the-job training and follow along services to ensure success with the job in the community. Seabird presently provides follow along assistance in over 25 local area businesses where individuals work independently. Community services such as CT Job Service, the Social Security Administration, the Internet, and local newspapers are all utilized as a teaching tools for individuals entering independent employment. Those in search of a job can often be seen at the CT Job Service office filing out resumes and exploring job opportunities. Every step of the employment process is part of the training offered by Seabird. Participants get together socially to maintain contact with their peers doing fun activities such as movies, bowling, seasonal events, breakfast, and diner. Friendships can be maintained and new relationships begin as people reach for new horizons! For independence and exciting job opportunities, join the Individual Placement team! You may contact Site Coordinator John Lavoie at (860) 857-2685 for more information on this fantastic program.