Melanie Jordan, B.S.
Melanie Jordan is a training and technical assistance associate at the ICI. She has over 30 years of diverse direct human service experience, working with individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
At the ICI, Melanie has worked on product development and publication writing, staff training and consultation, and national conference presentations, all with a focus on individualized community employment for people with disabilities. She has developed curriculum and coordinated training activities across a variety of grants, and has held leadership roles in employment service demonstration projects focusing on issues related to public assistance, housing, and college-to-career for women with disabilities.
Melanie’s recent accomplishments include coauthoring the widely distributed booklet Going to Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities. She has also consulted with the MA Department of Developmental Services to expand their agency’s employment-related web content, and to write a transition guide for families, as well as an employment practices handbook.
Prior to coming to the ICI, Melanie provided job development, job coaching, and case management roles with several Boston-area community organizations. She has also worked in special education, residential services, family support, and elder protective services.