Prevocational Training

The goal of this facility-based employment program is to prepare individuals ages 16 and up for paid or unpaid employment. Individualized training is provided on job readiness skills such as following directions, attending to tasks, task completion, problem solving, safety, mobility training, and more.

Individuals will have an opportunity to try a variety of jobs in the area of packaging, assembly, collating and cleaning at Lifeworks’ Vocational Site.

Work hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with 15 minute breaks beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and a lunch break from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Day Habilitation

The goal of the Connections Program is to acquire, retain, or improve leisure skills, community integration, self-advocacy skills, wellness and safety, mobility, communication, and /or socialization in a group setting away from the individual’s home.

Individuals ages 16 and up will have an opportunity to try a wide range of activities that take place in the community and on site. Activities vary from month to month.  On site activities include making crafts, cooking, projects, learning computer skills, playing games, movies, educational films, review of current events and many more. We have a wide variety of community outings including bowling, picnics, fishing, sporting events, shopping and even optional volunteer projects. Our activities incorporate a broad range of issues relating to leisure, wellness and safety, exercise, community integration, self advocacy, mobility, communication, and learning about available resources in our community.

Programming takes place from 9am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Facility Based Work Evaluation

The Facility Based Work Evaluation program is for individuals aged sixteen or older. The goal of the program is to identify job skills and to suggest supports and services prior to placement/employment. While in the Facility Based Work Evaluation Program, individuals have the opportunity to try a variety of jobs in the area of packaging, assembly, collating and cleaning at the LifeWorks Vocational Site. Areas assessed include attendance, grooming, supervision needs, getting along with others, work quality, work speed, and how you the person learns to do jobs. The program typically lasts three to four weeks.

Work Adjustment Training

The goal of the Work Adjustment Training Program is to work on specific skills that may hinder individuals from obtaining employment.

While in the Work Adjustment Training Program, individuals who are interested in obtaining a job in the community work on identified skills that they need to improve prior to job placement. This program typically lasts up to eight weeks.

Work Crew

The Work Crew is the step between working in facility-based employment and working on one’s own job in the community. On the Work Crew, no more than eight individuals work in a community setting with a Work Crew Leader supervising. The Work Crew Supervisor teaches individuals, ages 16 and up, work skills in a community setting. Work Crew hours are set by LifeWorks’ business partners.

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