Resource Guide: EMPLOYMENT

Last Updated; August 11, 2021

C.A.R.E.S., Inc.

Client Assistance Program
See COMPLAINTS chapter.

Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC)

Department of Vocational Services
Maine Medical Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102
662-4387 (V)
662-6789 (FAX)
662-6748 (V)
Email: DESROS@mmc.org

Employment for ME

Employment for ME Contact Information

Individuals with disabilities bring strength and diversity to Maine's workforce. Employmentforme.org strives to provide you with helpful information about disability employment resources and initiatives in Maine.

Website: Employment for ME

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

(800)526-7234 (V)
(877)781-9403 (TTY)
Website: Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential technical assistance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN consultants provide technical assistance related to all aspects of job accommodation, including compliance with and enforcement of disability-related employment laws, products and services, vendors and resources, best practices, how to request and negotiate accommodations, and how to process accommodation requests. Customers also receive information on self-employment and non-profit development.

Maine JobLink

Website: Maine JobLink

Maine Medical Center

Department of Vocational Services
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102
Jessica Minor, Supervisor
662-2714 (V)
200-9694 (VP)
662-4064 (FAX)
Email: minorj@mmc.org

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Education SZB 228
1912 Speedway D4900
Austin TX 78712-1284
(512) 471-8283 (V)
(512) 256-6344 (VP)
Website: National Deaf Center

National Deaf Center's mission is to close the substantial gaps in education and employment that exist for deaf people in the United States and its territories. We are a technical assistance and dissemination center federally funded by the Department of Educations Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to provide evidence-based strategies at the local, state, and national levels. The National Deaf Center is located at the University of Texas at Austin, based in the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the College of Education.

Pepnet 2 Deaf and Hard of Hearing

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8267
414-550-0362 (V)
818-381-4582 (VP)
Email: help@pepnet.org
Website: Pepnet 2

Pepnet 2 (pn2) is a federally funded project whose mission is to increase the education, career, and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Pepnet 2 recognizes the full range of postsecondary education, training and employment options available for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and strives to enhance the capacity of those institutions to appropriately serve this diverse population. Pn2 is a national collaboration of professionals with expertise in a broad array of content areas and a variety of environments, including research, technology, personnel development, media production, and technical assistance.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Labor

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as "VR," helps people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities to get and keep a job.

Hearing Aids and Vocational Rehabilitation: The Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR) can help eligible Maine VR clients get hearing aids if their hearing loss disability is a barrier to employment. See hearing aid procurement website: Hearing Aid Procurement

Terry Morrell, Regional Manager
207-470-7668 (VP)
207-623-7998 (TTY)
207-287-5292 (FAX)
Email: Terry.L. Morrell@maine.gov

Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf (RCD)

REGION I
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
151 Jetport Blvd.
Portland, ME 04102-1946
Joe Roquebecil
Email: Joseph.Roquebecil@maine.gov
207-221-5526 (Portland VP)
207-805-7293 (Saco VP)
207-441-5574 (Text/IM)
207-775-7870 (FAX)

Serving Cumberland and York counties.

John Post
207-591-4128 (Portland VP)
Email: John.I.Post@maine.gov

Serving Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Oxford, Sagadahoc and York counties.

REGION II
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
5 Mollison Way
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-514-0183 (VP)
207-689-5887 (Text)
207-753-9051(FAX)
John Post
Email: John.I.Post@maine.gov

Serving Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Oxford, Sagadahoc and York counties.

REGION III
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
73 State House Station
45 Commerce Drive
Augusta, ME 04333
207-226-7270(VP)
207-441-5192 (text)
287-6249 (FAX)
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
Sitara Sheikh
Email: Sitara.N.Sheikh@maine.gov

REGION IV
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
45 Oak Street, Suite 1
Bangor, ME 04401
207-217-0158 (Cell Voice or Text)
207-561-4014 (V)
207-433-5234 (VP)
561-4027 (FAX)
Sue Henri-MacKenzie
Email: Sue.E.Henri-MacKenzie@Maine.gov

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
66 Spruce Street, Suite 3
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-217-0158 (Cell Voice or Text)
207-760-6300 (V)
207-433-5234 (VP)
760-6316 (FAX)
Sue Henri-MacKenzie
Email: Sue.E.Henri-MacKenzie@Maine.gov

Work Opportunities Unlimited

175 Lancaster Street, Suite 216L
Portland, ME 04101
761-2960 (V)
Stephanie Emery, CRS/Business Developer
207-487-1014 (cell)