Work and Gainful Employment Services (WAGE$)
Health and Human Services
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone Number: (516) 227-8533
Fax Number: (516) 227-8534
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Coordinator: Vicki Meyerhoefer, M.S, CASAC, LP
What is WAGE$?
The WAGE$ program assists people in recovery to find and maintain employment. At WAGE$ an applicant’s job aptitudes and abilities are assessed to try and match the applicant with appropriate employment opportunities. WAGE$ provides job readiness groups that cover job-related topics such as work attitudes, obstacles to employment, application completion, resume and interview preparation, and job placement. Once an applicant obtains employment, WAGE$ continues to provide vocational counseling and peer support groups.
How do I apply to WAGE$?
If you are in treatment in a substance-abuse agency or are being treated by a private therapist, a referral form must be completed by the treatment agency or therapist and submitted to WAGE$. WAGE$ will work with your counselor to get you ready and accepted to WAGE$.
What kind of job will WAGE$ find for me?
Is there a charge for this service?
As a client at WAGE$ you get to actively participate in your vocational plans. Your individual skills are assessed, and you work closely with the job developer to select a job in your field of interest. WAGE$ has established connections with over 200 employers on Long Island, and the job developer is always seeking new employers through the Internet, job-related agencies and contacts in the communities.
WAGE$ is a free service for people in treatment and recovery.