Information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- The desire and ability to pursue and maintain employment
- Be at least 18 years of age
- An original, current (not expired), and valid government issued Photo ID and a Social Security Card. (Current receipts showing that these documents have been applied for will also be accepted.)
- The ability to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen
- Stable housing for the foreseeable future
- No schedule conflicts (appointments, child care issues or other obligations) for the entire eight days of the workshop
- Commitment to live a life of honesty and integrity, and willingness to adhere to positive standards of accountability
If you are eligible, you will be invited to complete an Application for Membership and schedule a time for a brief interview for us to learn more about your needs.
Individuals who are interviewed and accepted for membership are required to attend a 2½ hour Orientation Meeting prior to beginning the eight day Job Search Boot Camp.
The Job Search Boot Camp is eight days long from 9am-4pm. We have classes starting approximately every two weeks. Missing any part of the eight days will require you to drop out of the program and reschedule for another Job Search Boot Camp.
What services do you provide?
The WorkFaith Connection provides a comprehensive 42 hour job readiness Workshop, followed by an intensive 90 day follow up support during your job search. Once employed, we will stay in touch with you for at least one year to offer advice and encouragement. Finally, we will identify advancement opportunities that match your career and vocational goals.
Is there a cost for the workshop?
No, there is no cost for the student.
Will you guarantee me a job?
We cannot guarantee anyone a job or the length of time it will take to get a job. There are many factors that must be considered, including your willingness and commitment to work with us, the flexibility of the hours you are able to work, your work experience and skills, as well as others. Again, we are committed to working with you to find employment for as long as you work with us. The WorkFaith Connection is not a job placement agency.
Do you have job leads or referrals with employers?
We have contacts with a group of employers representing a wide range of businesses and types of jobs. These employers use The WorkFaith Connection as a source of hiring individuals who are willing, capable and committed employees. Our goal is to help all of our members gain full-time employment.
Whether it is with an employer we may know, or through another employer, we guarantee that we will work with you to help you find employment as long as you work with us.
Do I have to pass a drug screen? If so, then why? What if I do not pass a drug screen?
Yes. Most employers require a clean drug screen in order to gain employment. For that reason, you must pass a drug screen prior to going through our Workshop and becoming a member. If you do not pass, you will be unable to complete the Workshop and you will be required to enroll in a support group such as AA, NA, or Celebrate Recovery. After six months, you may reapply for membership.
Can you help me find a job if I have a felony or misdemeanor?
Yes. Based on your overall conviction record we are able to determine which employers would be the best fit for you. Our goal is to help all of our members gain full-time employment. If you have an extensive conviction record or convictions that involve violence, theft or sex, it may take longer to gain employment, but it is still possible.
What if I am not eligible for membership?
Our goal is to help people find and keep employment. If we are unable to help you, we will refer you to other organizations that can assist you in your job search and/or other areas that need addressing in order to gain employment.
What if I still have questions about The WorkFaith Connection?
You are welcome and encouraged to call our office at 713-984-9611 or 281-833-3435