Vocational Support

As a part of the integrated assessment done upon admission, each student receives an assessment by our vocation and volunteerism coordinator. This includes a review of past experiences, clarification of guardian’s and resident’s short and long-term goals, and discussions about resources available both in the program and in the community.

The vocational coordinator is involved in providing life skills groups to all programs. Examples of vocation-related groups include resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview, job maintenance, employer and employee relations, etc. In addition to these groups, residents are taught money management skills and financial goal setting on a one-on-one basis. Our dedicated team has created and maintained relationships with a number of community resources for more extensive vocational preferences, skills assessments and job coaching. Vocational training goals consider developmental issues and other health and educational goals and are based on the resident’s individual aptitude.