Employee Application


Sleepy Coffee, Too, Incorporated (“Sleepy Coffee, Too”), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit business that employs and trains people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by operating a coffee shop in Westchester County, NY. The primary mission of Sleepy Coffee, Too is to improve the lives of people with disabilities by reducing the high unemployment rate of people within that community. Sleepy Coffee, Too operates a training platform that pays our employees an hourly wage and prepares them for competitive employment. After training has concluded - a process we expect will last between six and twelve months - our trainees will celebrate their success with a graduation ceremony. Our employee/trainees will work approximately three days a week with a shift of three hours each day. Shifts are: 7-10, 10-1, and 1-4. Our training hours begin at 7:00am and end at 4:00pm; our customer hours begin at 7:30am and end at 3:30pm


The purpose of this application is to request information so we can determine positions and compatibility at Sleepy Coffee, Too. Sleepy Coffee, Too is a training platform where employees will learn skills “on the job,” while fully immersed in helping to operate a coffee shop. Employees are working on technical and professional skills towards independence in the workplace and will be available to join the workforce upon graduation, if appropriate.

This application enables the Employment Committee to properly assess each candidate’s skills, abilities and background. A parent, candidate, counselor, school staff, and/or employer will be contacted by the Employment Committee to gather additional information.

Selection Process Guidelines

  • Sleepy Coffee, Too may work with an adult agency and/or school district or properly trained volunteers to provide job coaches to support our employees and/or trainees, if needed. This will be determined on an individual basis.

⦁ Our Employment Committee will only accept completed applications. Completed applications should be submitted via the Google form. All other documentation (resume, letters of reference, signed forms from this page) should be emailed to: sleepycoffeetoo@gmail.com. Please type "Employee Application" in the Re: box.

⦁ Completing this application does not guarantee acceptance. Any incomplete application will not be considered.

⦁ If accepted and if a student is still under the purview of a public or private school, an IEP may be developed with the school IEP team. This is entirely the decision of the IEP team, not Sleepy Coffee, Too.

⦁ The Employment Committee will check references in this application and based on the information provided, will interview all qualified applicants.

⦁ In addition to an interview, Sleepy Coffee, Too will have Assessment Days (date, time and place TBA) where prospective employees will meet the Sleepy Coffee, Too team and undergo several “skill assessments”.

⦁ As soon as possible after Assessment Day, applicants will be notified of whether they will be invited to join Sleepy Coffee, Too employment training.

Sleepy Coffee, Too, Inc.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We appreciate your interest in working at Sleepy Coffee, Too, Inc. It is the policy of Sleepy Coffee, Too, Inc. that employees should enjoy a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination or harrassment.

All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination. Individuals will progress through our training programs based on the skill and ability demonstrated by each trainee. Supervisory staff will be selected for promotion based on demonstrated skill and ability. Where skill and ability are comparable, then length of continuous employment by Sleepy Coffee, Too and length of relevant employment elsewhere will be contributing factors.

Additionally, Sleepy Coffee, Too prohibits unlawful harassment of employees, applicants, or independent contractors in any form. Complaints of unlawful employment discrimination or harassment should be reported directly to either the Executive Director or the Chairman of the Board of Directors. In cases where a subsequent investigation confirms the allegations, appropriate corrective action will be taken, regardless of whether the inappropriate conduct rises to the level of any violation of law.

No employee will suffer retaliation for reporting, in good faith, any violation of Sleepy Coffee, Too, Inc. policy or unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.

Applicant Certification

I certify that all the information on this application, my resume, or any supporting documents I may present during any interview is and will be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

I understand that any falsification, misrepresentation, or omission of any information may result in disqualification from consideration for employment or, if employed, disciplinary action, up to and including, immediate dismissal.

I understand that Sleepy Coffee, Too, Inc. is a drug-free workplace. I agree to work under the conditions required by a drug-free workplace, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. If employed, I understand that the taking of alcohol and/or drugs tests may be a condition of continual employment and I agree to undergo alcohol and drug testing consistent with Sleepy Coffee, Too’s policies and federal, state and local law.

If employed by Sleepy Coffee, Too, I understand and agree that Sleepy Coffee, Too, to the extent permitted by federal, state and local law, may exercise its right, without prior warning or notice, to conduct investigations of property (including, but not limited to: files, lockers, desks, vehicles, and computers) and, in certain circumstances, my personal property.

I understand and agree that as a condition of employment and to the extent permitted by federal, state and local law, I may be required to sign a confidentiality, restrictive covenant, and/or conflict of interest statement.

Nothing in this application shall constitute an offer of employment. Notwithstanding any document or statement, written or oral, any employment shall be at-will. No officer, employee or representative of the company is authorized to enter into an agreement - express or implied - with me or any applicant for employment for a specified period of time or otherwise modifying the at-will nature of employment, unless such an agreement is in a written contract signed by the president of the company.

If hired, I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of Sleepy Coffee, Too and I understand that the company has complete discretion to modify such rules and regulations at any time, except that it will not modify its policy of employment at-will.

I authorize Sleepy Coffee, Too or its agents to confirm all statements contained in this application and/or resume to the extent permitted by federal, state or local law. I authorize and consent to, without reservation, any party or agency contacted by this employer to furnish the abovementioned information. I hereby release, discharge, and hold harmless, to the extent permitted by federal, state and local law, any party delivering information to Sleepy Coffee, Too or its duly authorized representative pursuant to this authorization from any liability, claims, charges, or causes of action which I may have as a result of the delivery or disclosure of the above requested information. I hereby release from liability Sleepy Coffee, Too and its representatives for seeking such information and all other persons, corporations, or organizations furnishing such information. Further, if hired, I authorize Sleepy Coffee, Too to provide truthful information concerning my employment to future employers and hold the company harmless for providing such information.

If hired by Sleepy Coffee, Too, I understand that I will be required to provide genuine documentation establishing my identity and eligibility to be legally employed in the United States by Sleepy Coffee, Too. I also understand Sleepy Coffee, Too employs only individuals who are legally eligible to work in the United States.



Applicant’s Signature __________________________________ Date __________

Guardian’s Signature __________________________________ Date __________

Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification of Disability

The mission of Sleepy Coffee, Too is to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by reducing the high unemployment rate of people within that community by operating a coffee shop as a training platform. To help us to measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability.

Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and confidential and will not be used against you in any way.

What is considered an intellectual or developmental disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment.

Please circle one of the responses below:

  • Yes, I have a disability.

  • No, I do not have a disability.

  • I do not wish to answer.


I, __________________________________________________give permission to Sleepy Coffee, Too. Inc., or any successor in interest thereto, (Sleepy Coffee, Too) to use the likeness and voice of my ward, minor child or myself (Participant), alone or with others, by means of photograph, video, audio recording, or any other medium that exists now or in the future and is chosen by Sleepy Coffee, Too for use in promotional materials, fundraising or publicity, or for any other legal use within the scope of Sleepy Coffee, Too’s purpose. This right to use includes the right to edit the likeness and voice. I understand Participant’s likeness and voice may appear in internal publications, promotional audio/visual presentations, or external publicity, including, without limitation, use in Sleepy Coffee, Too’s website, social media, newsletters, annual report, television or movies. “Use” also includes the right to use Participant’s name in connection with the likeness and the voice.

I agree that I will have no right to 1) pre-approve Sleepy Coffee, Too’s use or editing of Participant’s likeness or voice as described above, 2) claim compensation for Sleepy Coffee, Too’s use of participant’s likeness or voice as described above, or 3) make any claims based on Sleepy Coffee, Too’s use or discontinuance of use of Participant’s likeness or voice as described above, including any claims for libel, defamation, or invasion of privacy. I agree that Sleepy Coffee, Too will own all images and voice recordings taken or made by it or its representatives.

I understand that if a Participant's image or voice appears on Sleepy Coffee, Too’s website or social media or is otherwise distributed by Sleepy Coffee, Too, it may be viewed, heard, and copied by third parties. I waive any claims against Sleepy Coffee, Too and agree not to hold Sleepy Coffee, Too responsible for use of Participant’s likeness, voice or name by third parties.

I have the right to contract in my own name or I am the parent or guardian with authority to sign this permission and release on behalf of the Participants. I have read this agreement and I fully understand it. The permission and release are binding on me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Participant Printed Name ____________________________________

Participant Signature _______________________________________ Date ________

Printed Parent/Guardian Name _______________________________

(If applicable)

Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________ Date_________

(if applicable)