How do I apply for Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Employment Services?

  • Call our Employment Specialist, (415) 339-2837 or email her
  • Make an appointment for orientation with the DOR in Novato by calling (415) 893-7702. You must register for orientation before attending.
  • Orientations happen two (2) times per month. Call DOR for the schedule, (415) 893-7702.
  • Fill out the application and return to the DOR office.
  • DOR will call you for an intake appointment. A DOR counselor is assigned and an Individual Service Plan (ISP) and an authorization for services is prepared for each individual eligible for the DOR Program.

Our Employment Specialists are happy to assist you in the process including filling out the application. Please notify our Employment Specialist when you have completed the application and returned it to the DOR.

Who is eligible for your Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Employment Services?

Who is Eligible?

  • Candidates must be unemployed or underemployed.
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Candidates must be a resident of Marin County.
  • Participants must have an active authorization and referral form on file at MCCDC from DOR.

Our Employment Specialists will help you obtain the active DOR authorization if needed. To speak with a DOR our Employment Specialists please call (415) 339-2837.

What is CTP?

The Construction Trade Training Program (CTP) in partnership with The Marin Community Foundation will lead participants to construction career progression and high living wage opportunities. CTP participants complete the first 12 steps to construction union membership and advancement in their chosen construction pathway. Participants complete an 8 week Construction Boot Camp that includes a Construction Skill Assessment to ensure that their skill set aligns with their chosen construction career. Participants prepare for and pass a series of math tests required for entry into the union. The 8 week Construction Boot Camp includes soft skills training and a 3 week rotation in the construction field of their choice. Supportive services and resource referrals ensure each participant’s success in the program.

How do I apply for the CTP?

Please call MCCDC Program Manager at (415) 339-2837.

What is Coffee Works?

The Coffee Works Job Readiness Program is the point of entry for anyone seeking employment placement and job retention services. Coffee Works provides an inviting and resource-filled environment where job search strategies and job leads are highlighted weekly. Clients/Consumers meet together to network, build community with other jobseekers, and learn how to get and keep the job you want.

Is Coffee Works Job Readiness Program a Drop-in Center services?

YES! Every Tuesdays 10:00am to 12:00pm and Wednesdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Our Coffee Works Job Readiness and Support Program is FREE!

Do you provide GED Training both youth and adults?

YES! Every Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am to 12:00pm. Please call and register at (415) 339-2837 or Tam Adult School at (415) 945-3730.

What is an Individual Service Plan?

An Individual Service Plan (ISP) is a customized plan to assist the consumer/client on developing a strategy for how to get and retain a living wage job. This includes Situational Assessments, Work Adjustment, Employment Services and Job Coaching for a wide variety of jobs and potential career pathways.

Do you provide Office Skills Training?

Yes. Some Office Skills training is provided. MCCDC also partners with the Marin Employment Connection which offers classes on a weekly basis at a no charge and will help you develop your office and computer skills rapidly when you stay focused and practice regularly.

Do Marin City residents have to go through the Below Market Rate (BMR) Affordable Housing Lottery to purchase an affordable home?

Yes and No. If Marin City residents complete the Marin City community Development Corporation financial education training and satisfactory prepare their documents and are creditworthy, they may avoid the lottery when seeking to secure available affordable housing in Marin City. When seeking affordable housing outside of Marin City, all residents of Marin County must go through the BMR Affordable Housing Lottery. Please contact Blia Xiong, HR/Operations Manager or Demetrius McClinton, Office Assistant, at (415) 339-2837.

Can you prepare teenagers for jobs?

Yes! Every summer MCCDC operates a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Youth receive work experience and monthly stipends ($) for their work experience training. Call LaDasha Berry, Summer Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator, at (415) 339-2837 to register for this SYEP.

How many pounds must I be able to lift when I join the Construction Training Program?

You must be able to lift at least 50 lbs -70 lbs

How will Job Coaching help me succeed?

Job coaching is very important to long-term job retention and success on-the-job. Come to a Coffee Works meeting (10:00am to 11:30am and Wednesdays 2:00pm to 4:00pm) for workshops on job retention. Job Coaching can also happen through the DOR program. For more information call Judy Morgan (415) 339-2837.

Will you help me repair my credit?

Marin City Community Development Corporation partners with SparkPoint Marin a United Way Service.  SparkPoint Centers are financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. We help our clients to address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. Call Blia Xiong, Operations/HR Manager at (415) 339-2837 for more information or to enroll in our next financial education class.