RANDOLPH, FRANKLIN, ISSUED DECEMBER 22, 2023… Grow Associates, an organization that connects individuals of all abilities with opportunities, is pleased to announce Emily Shea of Franklin, Massachusetts, as Director of Supported Employment.
In this capacity, she ensures that individuals served by Grow Associates are assisted with obtaining and maintaining employment and have the opportunity to succeed in the competitive labor market.
Shea joins Grow Associates with prior work experience with Mass Hire through the Commonwealth Corporation and Youth Works and is experienced in connecting vulnerable populations with the proper job training and skills necessary to best prepare for gainful employment.
A graduate of Bridgewater State University with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, Shea is a certified ServSafe Manager.
“In the short time that Emily has been a member of our team, she has significantly improved the placement success rate of the supported employment department,” said Brian Jadro, interim executive director of Grow Associates. “She demonstrates a great commitment to our mission and her dedication to those we serve is undeniable.”
About Grow Associates
Grow Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) organization connecting people of all abilities with opportunities since 1973. Grow provides a wide range of services including day habilitation, community-based day supports, vocational training and integrated employment services. Grow serves nearly 250 individuals ranging in age from 18-82 from over 24 surrounding communities and employs more than 50 part-time and full-time human service professionals.
As a leading community health and human services organization in Massachusetts, Grow Associates is licensed, certified, and accredited by a range of agencies and organizations, guaranteeing the highest quality of services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Grow Associates is located at 68 Mazzeo Drive, Randolph, MA. For more information, please call 781-961-6700 or visit www.grow-associates.org.