Job Retention

The Job Retention Program at California State University, Fresno is an innovative project funded by Fresno County, Employment and Temporary Assistance Department.  The project has been in operation since July 2000 and was designed specifically for part-time and full-time employed CalWORKS participants.  The Job Retention Program seeds to assist CalWORKS participants in retaining their current employment and/or to advance within their career.  All participants are referred from Fresno County, Employment and Temporary Assistance Department for a period of six months.  Referrals are accepted throughout the year.

Participants work closely with Fresno State case managers throughout the program.  The Job Retention staff is comprised of Fresno State Rehabilitation Counseling graduate students and graduated professionals whose expertise focus on the world of work and disability.  Case managers deliver individualized services to caseloads ranging in size from 3 to 35 participants.  Services provided by the case managers are tailored to suit the needs of each particular participant.

A menu of services is available to all participants as desired and includes the following:

  • Intake Interview
  • Individualized Service Plan Development (ISP)
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Preparation
  • Job Development Search
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Vocational Counseling/Case Management
  • Individual Clinical Counseling
  • Appropriate Community Agency Referrals
  • Motivational Incentives

Contact us

Dottie Barnes, M.S., C.R.C.
Project Director
dbarnes@csufresno.edu
(559) 224-5644 – phone
(559) 224-5645 – fax