FAQs

MCCDC FAQs

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

  • Call our Kathryn Alday, Employment Specialist, (415) 339-2837 or email her jobs@marincitycdc.org.
  • 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.
  • Consider requesting MCCDC MET as your vendor for employment services.
  • 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 MET Program.

Our Employment Specialists are happy to assist you in the process including filling out the application. Please call Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director when you have completed the application online.


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. For more information on eligibility, please call Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director at (415) 339-2837.


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.


What is CTP?

The Construction Trades 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 4-week rotation in the construction field of their choice. Supportive services and resource referrals ensure each participant’s success in the program.


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 do I apply for the CTP?

Please call Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director 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 Program 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 Mondays 10:00am to 12:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Our Coffee Works Job Readiness and Support Program is FREE!


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 Kathryn Alday, Employment Specialist, at (415) 339-2837 to register for this SYEP.


Do you provide GED Training both youth and adults?

YES! Marin City CDC partners with Tamalpais Adult School referring eligible individuals to obtain their GED & High School Diploma. Classes are FREE!

Call Ms. Jaemi Naish for registration information: (415) 945-3780

Where to register in person:

Tamalpais Adult School, Adult GED Program.|
375 Doherty Drive (Carlisle Bldg.)

Larkspur, CA 94939


Do you provide Office Skills Training?

YES. Basic Microsoft Office Skills training are provided through our Coffee Works Program and MET Program. MCCDC also partners with the Career Point of Marin 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, if you live and work in Marin City. Marin City residents must complete the Marin City Community Development Corporation Affordable Housing Program. MCCDC provides one-on-one financial education training. You must also meet minimum credit score requirements. When seeking affordable housing outside of Marin City, all residents of Marin County must go through the Marin Housing Authority BMR Lottery. Please contact Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director at (415) 339-2837.


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 (Mondays 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 Kathryn Alday, Employment Specialist (415) 339-2837.


Will you help me repair my credit?

We help our clients to address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. Call Ms. Blia Xiong, HR Operations Director at (415) 339-2837 for more information or to enroll in our next financial education class.