Reintegrating Into the Workforce

Our relationships and history within the local business community offer our clients a real advantage when it comes time to find employment.

Regardless of your work history or consequences of your substance abuse, with a bit of planning and effort, we have rarely seen an individual fail to find a paid position in the local community. If you are returning to your job and a familiar workplace, we offer transitional support to balance work, personal and recovery life. If you are starting over, we will leverage existing relationships with local employers, prepare you for interviews, and support your transition to the new work place.

If looking for a new job in the community, we provide:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Interview preparation & practice;
  • Job or volunteer placement in the community;
  • Guidance on how to talk about gaps in employment and other consequences of substance abuse;
  • Support in identifying and communicating with professional references;
  • Realistic goals and objectives; and
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your recovery.

If returning to an existing employer, Westport House provides:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Help understanding your employer’s drug and alcohol policy;
  • Education you about your rights under the law;
  • Communication with your manager and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representative before and after your return date, if necessary;
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your early recovery;
  • Assistance complying with return-to-work agreements (including the recommendations of medical professionals);
  • Meeting your employer’s random drug testing requirements; and
  • Completing release of information forms allowing the employer to receive updates of attendance and progress.

Once you’re ready to join the workforce, you will have the support of Jim Gabal, our Director of Career Services, along with services designed to support the transition back to work while building a recovery-focused lifestyle. Jim, a former media executive and longtime resident of Westport, has over two decades of sobriety under his belt. His professional experience and relationships with the local business community have proven to be invaluable to Westport House clients when they are ready to re-enter the workforce.

Reintegrating Into the Workforce

Our relationships and history within the local business community offer our clients a real advantage when it comes time to find employment.

Regardless of your work history or consequences of your substance abuse, with a bit of planning and effort, we have rarely seen an individual fail to find a paid position in the local community. If you are returning to your job and a familiar workplace, we offer transitional support to balance work, personal and recovery life. If you are starting over, we will leverage existing relationships with local employers, prepare you for interviews, and support your transition to the new work place.

If looking for a new job in the community, we provide:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Interview preparation & practice;
  • Job or volunteer placement in the community;
  • Guidance on how to talk about gaps in employment and other consequences of substance abuse;
  • Support in identifying and communicating with professional references;
  • Realistic goals and objectives; and
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your recovery.

If returning to an existing employer, Westport House provides:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Help understanding your employer’s drug and alcohol policy;
  • Education you about your rights under the law;
  • Communication with your manager and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representative before and after your return date, if necessary;
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your early recovery;
  • Assistance complying with return-to-work agreements (including the recommendations of medical professionals);
  • Meeting your employer’s random drug testing requirements; and
  • Completing release of information forms allowing the employer to receive updates of attendance and progress.

Once you’re ready to join the workforce, you will have the support of Jim Gabal, our Director of Career Services, along with services designed to support the transition back to work while building a recovery-focused lifestyle. Jim, a former media executive and longtime resident of Westport, has over two decades of sobriety under his belt. His professional experience and relationships with the local business community have proven to be invaluable to Westport House clients when they are ready to re-enter the workforce.

Reintegrating Into the Workforce

Our relationships and history within the local business community offer our clients a real advantage when it comes time to find employment.

Regardless of your work history or consequences of your substance abuse, with a bit of planning and effort, we have rarely seen an individual fail to find a paid position in the local community. If you are returning to your job and a familiar workplace, we offer transitional support to balance work, personal and recovery life. If you are starting over, we will leverage existing relationships with local employers, prepare you for interviews, and support your transition to the new work place.

If looking for a new job in the community, we provide:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Interview preparation & practice;
  • Job or volunteer placement in the community;
  • Guidance on how to talk about gaps in employment and other consequences of substance abuse;
  • Support in identifying and communicating with professional references;
  • Realistic goals and objectives; and
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your recovery.

If returning to an existing employer, Westport House provides:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Help understanding your employer’s drug and alcohol policy;
  • Education you about your rights under the law;
  • Communication with your manager and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representative before and after your return date, if necessary;
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your early recovery;
  • Assistance complying with return-to-work agreements (including the recommendations of medical professionals);
  • Meeting your employer’s random drug testing requirements; and
  • Completing release of information forms allowing the employer to receive updates of attendance and progress.

Once you’re ready to join the workforce, you will have the support of Jim Gabal, our Director of Career Services, along with services designed to support the transition back to work while building a recovery-focused lifestyle. Jim, a former media executive and longtime resident of Westport, has over two decades of sobriety under his belt. His professional experience and relationships with the local business community have proven to be invaluable to Westport House clients when they are ready to re-enter the workforce.

 

Reintegrating Into the Workforce

Our relationships and history within the local business community offer our clients a real advantage when it comes time to find employment.

With a bit of planning and effort, we have rarely seen an individual fail to find a paid position in the local community. If you are returning to your job and a familiar workplace, we offer transitional support to balance work, personal and recovery life. If you are starting over, we will leverage existing relationships with local employers, prepare you for interviews, and support your transition to the new work place.

If looking for a new job in the community, we provide:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Interview preparation & practice;
  • Job or volunteer placement in the community;
  • Guidance on how to talk about gaps in employment and other consequences of substance abuse;
  • Support in identifying and communicating with professional references;
  • Realistic goals and objectives; and
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your recovery.

If returning to an existing employer, Westport House provides:

  • A professional, dedicated advisor and mentor who is in recovery and has successfully navigated the transition back into the workplace after rehab;
  • Help understanding your employer’s drug and alcohol policy;
  • Education you about your rights under the law;
  • Communication with your manager and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representative before and after your return date, if necessary;
  • Perspective in terms of the role of work in your early recovery;
  • Assistance complying with return-to-work agreements (including the recommendations of medical professionals);
  • Meeting your employer’s random drug testing requirements; and
  • Completing release of information forms allowing the employer to receive updates of attendance and progress.

Once you’re ready to join the workforce, you will have the support of Jim Gabal, our Director of Career Services, along with services designed to support the transition back to work while building a recovery-focused lifestyle. Jim, a former media executive and longtime resident of Westport, has over two decades of sobriety under his belt. His professional experience and relationships with the local business community have proven to be invaluable to Westport House clients when they are ready to re-enter the workforce.

For more information, call today: 888.302.6790