Creative Achievements

Creating Solutions for Persons with Employment Challenges

 

 

These young adults live together in a group home, and they have all have gotten jobs with help from Creative Achievements

Welcome to Creative Achievements!

Founded in 2004, Creative Achievements is a small non-profit organization that specializes in assisting persons that need extra help to find a job, due to a disability or other barriers to work. We serve Tarrant, Johnson, Denton, Palo into, and Wise Counties in North Texas. We cover the following cities: Fort Worth, Arlington, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Southlake, Cleburne, Burleson, Granbury, and small towns in between.

Creative Achievements has two primary funders. The Texas Workforce Commission, TWC) a state-run program sends us employment referrals on a regular basis. Our other funder is the Ticket To Work Program, which is a national program affiliated with the Social Security Administration. Persons who receive payments such as SSI, SSDI, or CDB, have moved towards greater financial independence.

Ticket To Work!

Without a doubt, this program is not for everyone. Many individuals on disability benefits just need a part time job to supplement their income.

On the other hand, there are people who have made significant physical, cognitive, and/or mental health improvements and they are simply ready to get off of their cash benefits. The time is right, and they know it. They're ready to make an unlimited amount of money. Creative Achievements can provide the right supports, and help clients maximize their income in this gradual process. Creative Achievements' individualized services have been an excellent fit for many of our Ticket To Work clients.

Benefits Planning!

Our staff works with clients to understand how going to work will impact their Social Security benefits. There may be appropriate work incentives to utilize when getting back into the workforce.

Along with that, clients need to understand how their Medicare and Medicaid healthcare benefit are affected when they return to work. If they happen to lose their job, they need to know what can be done to quickly reinstate their benefits. There are many things that go into the planning process for getting a job before that first day back, and Creative Achievements can help to make it a successful transition.

Supported Employment!

Supported employment is an individualized approach. We go through a thorough discovery process to get to know each client, to reveal unique strengths and skills.

We also take the time for job sampling and job shadowing to help our client understand the types of things that are available and show us what they enjoy doing. We provide on-the-job supports, or job coaching if our clients need that service when they begin the job. And we follow up with them for the long term to help provide job stability.

Transition Services

Our Staff really enjoys working with students as they transition from High School or College into the working world. Listen to Ivonne's story. She is a client that  successfully completed the TWC program, and transitioned to the Ticket To Work Program, where she now works full time. Ivonne has really benefited from continuous follow up services and timely benefits planning counseling.

 

Chase

 

CA places clients in a variety of jobs. We support our clients with on-the-job coaches, training, and a variety of other tools depending on the job and the clients needs.

Our Specialty

Creative Achievements specializes in assisting persons that need extra help to find a job due to a disability or other barrier to work. We can’t emphasize enough our commitment to an individualized process. This sets us apart from other organizations. We believe that our investment in each client ensures a better job fit, resulting in long-term rewards.

Not Your Traditional Agency

We differ from traditional employment and temporary agencies in that staff get to know our clients thoroughly before marketing them to employers.

We work with clients to teach how to build great resumes, interview techniques, and a wide range of job search strategies. For some clients, we need to be very involved by making every contact with businesses. It all depends on the individual.

On the job for over 17 years

 

CA has supported this gentleman continuously for over 17 years in a job.  Working is an important part of his life.

Affordable

Creative Achievements does not charge the job seeker or the employer for our services! Together, we have placed hundreds of persons in job settings ranging from 5 hours (part-time) to 50+ hours per week (full-time), based on the needs of our job seekers and employers.

Quality Is Our Goal!

Creative Achievements is an established 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with over 15 years' experience changing the lives of persons with disabilities through employment. We've earned our success slowly, one job placement at a time. We are not quota driven; instead we are quality driven.

On the job in IT

 

Computer programming is this young man's specialty.  We found a company that is sensitive to his needs.  Now, he is a strong asset to his team members.