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Becoming a Community-Based Work Assessment Employer


What is a Community-Based Work Assessment?
A Community-Based Work Assessment (CBWA) is an opportunity for an organization to invite a person who is exploring career options to come to their place of business to “try on” an existing job or perform a combination of work-related tasks. By allowing Community-Based Work Assessments at your place of business, you are giving Excentia employment specialists the opportunity to get to know how your organization operates and develop a relationship with you to learn about your needs. As we learn about your organization’s needs, we may be able to offer other services at no cost. Through the process of conducting a Community-Based Work Assessment, you have an opportunity to gain a greater understanding about your organization from a unique perspective. Plus, there’s the added bonus of giving someone in your community the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the working world.


How Does It Work?
To get started, an Excentia employment specialist sets up an appointment to tour your workplace to learn about what you do and how you do it and to see what positions and tasks might make sense for assessment. You and the employment specialist will discuss the types of tasks that will be assessed, the length and scheduling of the assessment and any other issues that are important to maximize the success of the assessment for your organization and for the individual. The employment specialist stays with the individual during the entire assessment.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is there any cost to me?
    No. There are no fees and the individual participating in the assessment receives no compensation for the time working at the enterprise since this is considered to be training and not employment. The only cost is the amount of time it takes to work out the arrangements of the CBWA. The Employment Specialist will take care of the rest.
  • Am I under any obligation to hire a person who comes out to do a CBWA?
    There is no expectation, obligation, or requirement to hire an individual who does a CBWA at your place of business.
  • What is my liability if I participate?
    There is no increased risk of liability in allowing CBWA’s on your premises. The Employment Specialist and the individual are covered under Excentia’s liability policy, and you can be provided with a copy of Excentia’s liability insurance certificate.


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