Since health care benefits are an important factor in post-transplant health, the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF) makes it a priority to support clients in finding permanent positions with medical insurance benefits. In an effort to achieve that goal, GTF is pleased to introduce JumpStart.
JumpStart helps organ transplant candidates, recipients, and their families accomplish career goals through its accredited employment services, strategic partnerships and educational resources.
Services available through JumpStart include referrals to career development services; one-on-one coaching; educational resources and training; and financial evaluation and budgeting referrals. JumpStart also offers assistance in identifying career options, completing skills assessment tools, and defining job search techniques. Other informational resources are also available.
While JumpStart is not a placement service, it does provide clients with the tools and information necessary to prepare them for employment. All services are customized for the organ transplant community and are tailored to meet the specific needs and career level of each client.
JumpStart works with community resources that provide information about health insurance, Social Security benefits, job readiness, government assistance and legal needs. The program also offers clients referrals to short-term educational and training resources in areas like computer skills, customer service and income tax preparation.
JumpStart offers an Apprenticeship Program, a 16-week part-time apprenticeship that provides clients with new skills training in their chosen fields.
The Apprenticeship Program reinforces the competitive strength of clients' résumés while improving their opportunities for finding permanent employment.
JumpStart’s services are available to organ transplant candidates listed with the United Network for Organ Sharing, transplant recipients, and their spouses and dependents. Clients must be Georgia residents and at least 16 years of age.
Enrolling in JumpStart
To enroll or to learn more about JumpStart services, call 770.457.9602 or toll free at 1.866.428.9411.
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