Carly is a Career Placement Counselor at the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) Career Center. The Career Center, which was launched in July 2022, seeks to increase meaningful employment and career opportunities for Chicagoans with disabilities. As a Career Placement Counselor, Carly works directly with job seekers throughout their job search, including assisting them in identifying their career goals, providing interview preparation, navigating disability disclosure and requesting Reasonable Accommodations. Prior to joining MOPD, Carly worked at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind. There, she worked with clients individually to identify their vocational goals, providing job training and placement services. Before moving to Chicago, Carly was an Employment Counselor at the Queensborough Public Library in New York. She developed a staff training on appropriate ways to assist library patrons with disabilities and educated staff on disability laws and policies, improving relations between the library and the public.
Carly uses her knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act to advocate and educate in a friendly and professional manner. She has strong cultural competency and has worked with individuals with varying disabilities and backgrounds. She advocates on behalf of clients, ensuring access to services and resources, including benefits from social service and government agencies. Carly holds her Certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor and License Professional Counselor. She received her Bachelors in Sociology from New Paltz University and her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University.
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