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Vocational services

Pre-Vocational

Job-seekers can explore job preferences, volunteer, or participate in job mentoring.  This program intends to assist individuals in discovery and career planning. They receive Benefits Planning and determine vocational goals and appropriate support needed to attain them. This could include learning specific skills, developing good work habits, drafting a resume, or practicing interview skills for job readiness.

 

Supported Employment

The vocational team assists participants in exploring employment in the community with the support of a one-on-one staff or job coach or assistance with a micro-enterprise. This includes support with the job search, training, interviewing, learning specific job tasks, and obtaining a position in an area of interest. The vocational team will work with employers to help customize a position according to the participant’s preferences, skills, and adaptive needs, including behavioral and medical adaptations or work with the participant to create a business plan for self-employment.

 

Community Employment

Participants/employees who demonstrate a high level of independence are placed in jobs without regular support and by their goals, skills, and preferences. Participants will continue to receive regular monitoring and support from the vocational team when necessary to ensure skill maintenance and acquisition, job growth, evaluations, advocacy, and job satisfaction. The vocational team will interact regularly with the employer to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship.

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