S&H provides multiple services connected to a person working. These services may include career discovery, career exploration, career planning, benefits education and analysis, community employment, contract work and/or volunteering. The intent of all of our vocational services is to provide comprehensive employment supports for a person to achieve or advance in competitive employment.
Career discovery provides supports to reveal how interests and activities of daily life may be translated into possibilities for employment.
Career exploration provides supports for a person to interact with current job holders and observe jobs and job tasks to discover if what the person has in their mind of a job is in reality what the job actually is.
Career planning may include an assessment to discover and address the barriers encountered by the person in employment.
Benefits education and analysis support provides information about the impact of paid employment on public assistance benefits.
Community employment supports are designed to help the person get, maintain, and/or advance in a competitive community workforce. These supports may include job coaching, training in assistive technology, and other services to help the person integrate into the job setting.
Contract work is frequently completed in the S&H facility and are services that provide learning and work experiences where the person develops general skills that lead to competitive integrated employment. Some of these supports include teaching the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers, and customers; generally accepted workplace conduct and dress; ability to follow directions; ability to attend to a task; workplace problem solving; and workplace safety. The person is paid a wage when completing contract work developing their skills.
Volunteering supports are provided in a similar manner as career discovery, exploration, and planning but is based on the person’s philanthropic senses to give back to the community. Contract work supports are utilized to help the person learn the skills needed to be part of a volunteer group.