PEP Jobs Program
The Epilepsy Team understands that complete patient care does not stop once seizures are under control. It is human nature to want to lead a full and rewarding life and that includes being able to work at a decent job.
How PEP Jobs Can Help?
The PEP Jobs Program includes two Employment Coordinators who work collaboratively to help job seekers with epilepsy and or traumatic brain injury find and maintain employment. Because the staff are familiar with the employment world and understand how epilepsy and brain injury can affect job seekers, they can help patients find jobs that are the right fit for both the program participant and the employer.
Sign Up Here!
If you are interested in participating in this program please complete the program questionnaire and mail it to:
California Pacific Epilepsy Program
Attn: Employment Coordinator at PEP Jobs
Castro & Duboce Sts.
South Tower, Level B
San Francisco, CA 94114
fax the completed questionnaire to 415-600-4879.
Please contact us should you have any questions or wish to speak to someone directly.
Employment Coordinator: Lia Kantor
or e-mail KantorL@sutterhealth.org
Covers San Mateo and San Francisco County
Employment Coordinator: Tom Post
415-600-4875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Covers Marin County and San Francisco County
If you’re not quite ready today to participate, let us know that you might be interested so we can inform you about what’s available as we build the PEP Jobs program. Then when you are ready, you will already know how it works.
The Employment Coordinator helps with employment preparation and overall job maintenance, including:
- Resume preparation - assistance and instruction
- Job interviewing - techniques and practice
- Dressing for success - tips and resources
- On-the-job behavior - job coaching for job retention
- Employment selection and career choice
- Whether, when and how to disclose medical condition(s)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues
They also work closely with employers placing participants in suitable positions and maintaining on-going communication with employers to ensure job success.
- Contact potential employers to generate job leads
- Assist and train clients to conduct online job searches
- Evaluatie potential employment opportunities
- Offer guidance as decisions about jobs occur
- Follow-up with employers
PEP Jobs Community
Building on the expertise and experience of the PEP Jobs program supporters, we have created a comprehensive job placement and counseling service. In order to support and learn from one another, participants will have the opportunity to join a local epilepsy support group where they can meet with others who face similar issues, support one another and share successes. PEP Jobs participants will also have access to volunteer peer mentors as a part of a mentorship program.
PEP Jobs Partners with Employers
Employers can benefit by tapping into a highly motivated and loyal employee talent pool. Hiring persons with epilepsy helps major corporations “give back” to the community, while benefiting the business at the same time. Involving employers is an essential component to the PEP Jobs’ success and the Epilepsy Foundation volunteer staff will continue to provide on-going education for employers, helping to correct common misconceptions involving epilepsy and seizure disorders.
PEP Jobs' History
One of the most commonly asked questions by persons with epilepsy is, "Where can I go for help finding a job?" Because many people with epilepsy experience difficulties with career options, the California Pacific’s Epilepsy Program, and the State Department of Rehabilitation, have established an employment program called PEP Jobs. The program is sponsored by California Pacific Medical Center; additional partners are the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern CaliforniaOpens new window, and the epilepsy programs at UCSF Medical Center and Stanford Medical Center.
Many persons with epilepsy need a helping hand and some extra support with the basics of employment preparation, such as résumé development, interviewing techniques, appropriate dress and, as they conduct a job search, guidance in seeking and selecting a job that is right for them.
How You Can Help
The PEP Jobs Program is funded by generous donations from individuals and organizations thorough the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation. We invite you to join our community of support by making a tax-deductible contribution through California Pacific Medical Center Foundation Opens new window. Your gift will help people with brain injury or epilepsy receive free job placement services. You can help continue the PEP Jobs Program by making a donation online Opens new window.
Every donation will help us make a difference. As a special “thank you” for your gift of $50 or more, we will send you a wonderful DVD titled Living With Epilepsy, featuring eight neurologists, including California Pacific physicians Kenneth Laxer, M.D., David King-Stephens, M.D. and Peter Weber, M.D. Opens new window
For more information on making a gift to PEP Jobs, call Kristen Darmody, Director of Development Programs at CPMC Foundation at 415-600-4406 or email@example.com.
Consider making a tax-deductible donation to CPMC’s PEP Jobs Program. Your gift helps fund job placement services for people with epilepsy or TBI.
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Make an online donation today. Opens new window Select “Epilepsy PEP Jobs program” from the Gift Designation menu (2nd screen).