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Project Genesis, Inc. Overview

Project Genesis is a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving Connecticut adults and students who have disabilities by providing individualized supports and training which empower them to successfully meet their needs, achieve their desires, and enjoy the full range of life experiences within their communities.

Purpose
Project Genesis empowers people with disabilities to courageously pursue their educational, career, and life goals--in the communties of their choice.
Vision
Everyone has the right to a full range of life experiences. And each person who desires to learn, live and work in their community can be successful, regardless of the obstacles they face. To achieve this vision for our consumers, Project Genesis pursues organizational strategies that challenge us to deliver high quality, customized services throughout Connecticut, share our expertise with others, and explore new opportunities to grow and collaborate. We are committed to being an employer of choice, and seek to foster a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
Mission
Project Genesis is dedicated to providing individualized supports and training, which empower people with disabilities to successfully meet their needs, achieve their desires, and enjoy the full range of life experiences within their communities.
Additional Culture Details
At Project Genesis, we recognize that our employees are our greatest resource. Our reputation has been earned by their excellence, and in return, they are met with an award-winning workplace culture that challenges, nurtures and values them.

Our employees share a passion for making a difference, one person at a time. To help turn that passion into meaningful results, employees receive thorough training, regular feedback, and growth opportunities, enabling them to deliver high quality services and advance their career.

Project Genesis provides training to new employees beginning on day one: A full-day orientation covers topics such as HIPAA, Universal Precautions, Professional Boundaries, and Abuse and Neglect. After that, on-going training is provided on a variety of relevant topics, including: Anger Management, Person-Centered Approach, Self-Care, Life Skills, Bullying, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Mandated Reporter, LGBT True Colors training, Job Coaching, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and techniques of mindfulness.

Project Genesis has developed career paths to meet agency needs and employees' ranging interests and skill sets, including horizonal moves to learn more about the various agency programs, and vertical moves to develop their expertise in one area and potentially grow into a leadership role.

Through our Employee Recognition Program, individuals are recognized for significant work anniversaries, life events, and achievements in support of the agency’s mission and strategies. When recognizing employee performance accomplishments, supervisors use an individualized process to select actions meaningful to the person.
We survey our employees regularly, and they express appreciation for their relationships with their managers, the flexibility provided to do their jobs, and their hours. And of course, they deeply enjoy the opportunity to work with our consumers and contribute to their quality of life.

Truly, Project Genesis employees are empowered to develop the best in themselves and others.
Values
Individualized Service: Each person receiving services is unique and deserves to have our support focused on their own, specific dreams and goals. Since our inception, our commitment to individualized services has set us apart.
Trust: One of our strongest guiding principles is the belief that the relationships between our consumers, stakeholders, and each other are key elements to the development of productive services. When there is a relationship of trust, people are better able to strive and to achieve their best.
Honesty & Integrity: We have a commitment to open and honest communication and our actions are governed by integrity. No organization is perfect. At Project Genesis, we try to own our mistakes just as we celebrate our successes.
Excellence: At Project Genesis, we never stop trying to do our best for our consumers, our employees and our communities. We are committed to providing the highest quality services and opportunities. We welcome the opinions of our consumers, employees and stakeholders and regularly request information about how we are doing informally and through satisfaction surveys. This information guides our continual effort to do our best.
Headquarters
Willimantic, CT
Employees
257 US Employees
Industry
Human and social services
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