Florida

Opportunity Services has three locations in Florida: Ft Myers, Jacksonville and Tallahassee, specializing in Supported Employment and Employment Services at all three locations.

5252 Summerlin Commons Way, Suite 101
Ft Myers, FL 33907
239-936-2773

644 Cesery Blvd, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-356-4267

3689 Coolidge Court #5
Tallahassee, FL 32311
850-386-2100

Meet the staff:

Carrie Haines. Carrie is the Manager of Florida Services and has been with the company since January 2013. Located in Jacksonville, Carrie has 10 years of experience in the Social Services Industry. “I enjoy the ability to be creative, find a solution, and help others each day while working at Opportunity Services.” You can reach Carrie directly at CarrieH@OppServ.org

Susan Slappey. Susan is our Sales and Marketing Manager in Tallahassee. She’s been with OS since August 2015. “I love working with Opportunity Services, it is the best experience I have had. I enjoy working with the clients and helping them make a difference in their lives and also a difference in our community!” You can reach Susan directly at Susan@OppServ.org

Supported Employment and Employment Services
We want to do more than provide you with a good job. We want to provide you with the right job – the job that fits you best and makes your life richer and happier.
The Supported Employment Services provide pre-employment training, job placement, job training and youth transition services for individuals with a wide range of disabilities and barriers to employment. Below are some of the specific services we provide in Florida:

Pre-Employment Training
Short term, one-on-one or group training opportunities to get you prepared for employment. Through this training, the employment specialist is able to:

  • Determine your vocational preferences.
  • Assess skills and strengths.
  • Identify barriers that may hinder independent employment and provide resources needed for success.
  • Provide supports and training to prepare you for employment.


Job Placement
If you are ready to work independently and want to have a job of your own, this is the right place to start. The employment specialists help job seekers find and maintain competitive employment in a wide variety of fields. They teach the job seeker how to create a resume and cover letter, refine their job search, assist with job applications/follow-up and support them through the interview process.

Job Training
Once you start a job, the employment specialist continues to support you through training and maintaining the job.

Job Training – The employment specialist will provide the on the job training or help the employer train you. They will stay with you until you have completely trained, regularly monitor your performance, and correct it, if necessary. If the duties of the job change, the employment specialist will step in to ensure you are well trained in the new way of doing your job tasks.

Maintaining Your Job – The employment specialist will maintain contact, or follow-up, with you and the employer to ensure you are satisfied with you job. The employment specialist may provide training and/or “refresher” training on techniques for maintaining employment, including: dealing with conflict, changes or personal issues affecting job performance, asking for a raise, career development, or a new job. If necessary, the employment specialist may provide onsite job analysis, consultation, and recommendations for accommodations at the worksite.

List of Business Partners throughout the state of Florida:

City Walk Thrift
Bada Bean Café
Tennessee Still Company
The Weston
Belles
EarthFare
Pollo Tropical
Victory Cruise Line
Chartwells
Latitiude 360
Shell Point
AutoZone
HCA Memorial
Brookdale Senior Living
AMC Theaters