Day & Employment Services
Focuses on activities of Daily Living, Rehabilitation, Community Engagement & Membership, Vocational & Soft Skill Development, & Employment
1. Day Habilitation
Day Habilitation services are available for individuals with an intellectual disability (ID) or a developmental disability (DD). Day Habilitation services are geared towards people with an interest in social and community activities, an identified clinical or medical need or a desire to increase their independence. Day Habilitation activities assist people to develop the following skills through a rotating schedule for activities to meet both needs and interests:
On-site and community-based activities in Day Habilitation focus on developing skills in the following areas:
– Communication – verbal and nonverbal language development
– Social skills – interpersonal, leisure, community membership
– Fine and gross motor development, sensory motor development
– Behavioral and emotional support
– Independent living skills – meal prep, housekeeping, safety, money management
– Activities of daily living – hygiene, dressing, dining
Clinical services, which include physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as nursing and behavioral supports, are provided for all members of the program. Based off the information gained during the initial assessment process. A day habilitation service plan will be developed to set forth measurable goals and objectives, and it prescribes an integrated program of activities and therapies necessary to reach the stated goals and objectives.
2. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Life changes significantly following a brain injury, that life now presents challenges that may not have existed before. We integrate a team of clinicians, nurses, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists as well as a team of direct support staff trained specifically in supporting people with brain injuries.
We tailor day activities to the specific individual. People are served in both small group settings as well as one-to-one. Services include vocational training, job development, and once placed in a new position, job coaching. Volunteer opportunities are also available as a pathway towards employment.
At our program, we work in collaboration with DDS, family members and/or other stakeholders, to ensure we provide services that fulfill the needs and wants identified within the person’s individual service plan. It is our commit to develop a person-centered plan that promotes increased independence, an improved quality of life, that positively impacts overall well-being and health. We strive to develop and implement goals that are meaningful to each persons’ specific need or desire.
3. Community-Based Day Supports
The Community Based Day Supports program (CBDS) provides a wide array of recreational and vocational opportunities for individuals, aged 22 or older, with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities, and/or autism to build their community membership, social and interpersonal skills. CBDS consists of four daily choices for participants:
– In-house programming: Provides soft-skill trainings, art therapy, music therapy, employment trainings, independent living trainings (such as cooking and gardening), and ample social opportunities.
– Community based activities: We visit a variety of community activities, from apple picking to wood working workshops and everything in between. We strive to provide individualized offerings that are client-informed and preferred. Activities are designed to be both fun and a learning opportunity.
– Job training: Employment training takes place both within the program and in the community. Between contracted jobsites for real on-the-job training, varied volunteer opportunities, and focused skill-building small groups, clients are offered a variety of ways to explore both their career interests and their local community.
– Community employment: Clients are supported in community-based jobs both on contracted sites and competitively.
4. Memory Care Day Supportss
5. Supported Employment (DDS and MRC)
Our supported employment programs are for adults referred to us by either DDS or MRC. During the employment process we typically work with people in three stages; skills assessment/job exploration, job development, and post-employment supports.
Skills Assessment/Job Exploration
– Assessment of current skills and abilities
– Evaluation of skills that need to be worked on or acquired
– Exploring various jobs using in-person tours and Virtual Job Shadow
– Travel training
– On-job safety
– On-site training opportunities
– Soft skill development
– Resume/Cover letter writing
– Job searching skill training and assistance
– Interview skills and mock interviews
– Networking with local employers to develop job opportunities
– Assistance with orientation and job coaching as needed
– Off-site check-ins
– Worksite check-ins
– Supervisor check-ins
6. Transition-Age Vocational Skill Training
Our Pre-Employment Transitional Supports (Pre-ETS) program is for students aged 14-22 and enrolled in high school or college and have a disability. To be eligible for the program, the student needs to have an active case with MRC or they need to submit a consent form and proof of their disability (IEP, 504, or doctor’s note). Many of our classes are done in collaboration with the local schools and are during the school day, but after-school options are available as well. The program is broken up into five components:
– Exploration of different job options
– Looking at qualifications required for different career fields
– Identifying interests and connecting those interests with a potential job path
Work Readiness Training
Soft skills training on professionalism, conflict resolution, interview skills, reliability, workplace communication, talking to your boss, and many more!
– Disability disclosure- Should you do it and when to do it
– Expressing your needs and wants
– Employer guest speakers
– Job-site tours
– Limited number of internships
Counseling on Post-Secondary Education
– Exploration of post-secondary education options- college, trade schools, MRC, and DDS
– Differences between high school and college
– How to find the right college for you
7. Veterans Employment (Waypoint Careers)
Our Veterans employment program is known as Waypoint careers. Use the following link to learn more about the program: https://www.waypointcareers.org
8. Re-Entry Employment Services