iCater Job Training Program at Pine Street Inn

Filed Under: Employment
444 Harrison Ave
Boston, ma 02118
Phone: 617-892-7775
Who to Contact
Workforce Development Team

Exciting opportunity to gain skills, earn income and join a supportive community. The Workforce Development department at Pine Street Inn runs two paid job training programs: iCater (food services) and iLaundry (housekeeping).  The program orientation is every eight weeks, and the programs last between four and six months.  This is a referral-based program—applicants can ask a case manager or clinician to help them apply.  The program has Job Placement Specialists and a Stabilization Specialist to help you continue your employment journey even after the program ends.

Service hours

General inquiries: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Actual training program hours vary, with trainees beginning the program at a part-time schedule and moving to a full-time schedule after eight weeks.

Requirements & Restrictions

This is a referral-based program; applications must be submitted by a case manager, clinician, or other provider. Applicants must be able to stand for long periods, bend, and lift up to 25 lbs. Additionally, applicants who have a history of SUD must have achieved at least 60 days of sobriety by the time of their enrollment. Because this program includes paid employment, applicants must submit proof of ID and work authorization to satisfy the I-9 form.

Waiting time
They have an orientation every eight weeks.
Paid training program—no associated costs. Trainee must provide their own transportation.

Trainees must be able to use English proficiently in standard workplace situations as well as receive instructions and feedback from supervisors.

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Last updated April 7, 2021


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