Career Guidance for Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment

Mainstreet Opportunities

Alexander Jewish Family Service believes that each person deserves a chance to meet their career and vocational goals. Our Career and Employment Center provides job coaching and counseling to assist individuals living with disabilities or facing other barriers to employment to achieve their career goals, improve productivity and work towards self-sufficiency.

We provide: 

  • Assistance to employers to provide environments in which employees from MainStreet Opportunities can perform and thrive
  • Coaching to attain productivity and as much self-sufficiency as possible
  • Individualized guidance that enables each client to develop vocational goals and job search plans
  • Tools to empower each client to take the lead in their job search

Explore our services below and reach out to receive help.

Programs & Services

Job Search Support

We provide pre-vocational assistance in determining your best career path based on your interests, skills, and abilities. Services include:

  • Learning how to write a resume
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Understanding your disability and how to advocate for yourself

On-the-Job Training

The first day of employment is difficult for everyone. With supported employment, a certified Alexander JFS Job Coach can accompany you on your first day. You will receive individualized assistance that will continue until you feel secure in your job.


Learn how to advocate for necessary and legally-required accommodations. Improve your confidence in disclosing your disability so you can create a barrier-free employment environment.

SSI/SSDI Benefit Application Services

The application process for SSI/SSDI is complicated and can difficult to navigate. The Career and Employment Center can assist you in organizing and completing the documentation for an SSI/SSDI application.

Common Questions about MainStreet Opportunities

Do you work with the Texas Workforce Commission?
I am not sure what job I should apply for?

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Get Started

Please complete the Career and Employment Center Intake form to begin receiving services from Alexander JFS Your information is kept confidential. The Career and Employment Center provides client information only to authorized public funding agencies or, with your knowledge, to a potential employer as part of a referral to a job possibility.

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