Programs and Services: Vocational Rehabilitation
The Vocational Rehabilitation program is designed to assess the vocational, behavioral, and independent/self-help skills of mentally challenged individuals. The program provides a supportive atmosphere in which individuals are exposed to a variety of activities to help them improve skills in needed areas. Habilitation services are offered which include vocational evaluation, the student transition program, vocational training and work opportunities, classroom instruction, and volunteer activities. The overarching goal is to assist individuals to achieve the highest degree of self-sufficiency possible.
Vocational Evaluation Services
Mentally challenged adults and high school students in learning support programs can be referred for Vocational Evaluation Services. Referrals undergo a vocational evaluation to assess their level of competency, potential and options. After a series of tests are completed, work experiences are provided on a wide range of job tasks. Upon completion of the evaluation, recommendations are made for future programming. Those who have the potential to be competitively employed will participate in Personal Work Adjustment Training (PWAT). This program provides work opportunities to develop and strengthen behaviors essential for job success. An additional goal of PWAT is to enhance pre-employment skills such as completing resumes and job applications and to learn interviewing skills.
Subcontract jobs provide monetary compensation and help improve individual self esteem. In addition to workshop based operations, off-site opportunities may also be available. Individualized attention and training are provided to improve job concentration, motor skills refinement, and response to job supervision. Those on the fast track to competitive employment will be referred to the Community Employment Services Program.
Individuals may also participate in a variety of non-work activities. Depending upon needs and interests, skill based training and instruction on topics of general interest are offered. Volunteer opportunities allow individuals to access the community, build relationships, and serve others. Community based recreational activities allow individuals to interact with friends and peers in a more social setting.
Questions About Vocational Rehabilitation
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