W. O. R. K. S.
Restoring Hope offers a wide range of services to fit the needs and goals of our individuals. WORKS is an employment services program serving individuals who receive Department of Mental Health services and has a Medicaid waiver to pay for Employment Services. Our team will justify the need for the service and include it as part of the individualized support plan. We look forward to working with each individual to help them find a more meaningful and purposeful life.
Workforce Support For Individuals With Differing ABILITIES
WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES?
Employment Services is an umbrella term for several services including prevocational services, career planning, job development, and supported employment. The WORKS program is designed to prepare clients for competitive employment in the community. Throughout the program, clients will develop job readiness skills and build relationships within their community.
Assist an individual with developing non-job task specific skills that are still associated with performing in competitive work.
> Volunteering > Uncompensated Work Experience > Compensated Work Experience > Development of Expanded Habilitation Skills
A comprehensive service which supports a participant with vocational discovery, identification of career themes, and development of a plan to achieve competitive integrated or self-employment goals.
> Home and Neighborhood Observations > Job Exploration and Shadowing > Informational Interviewing > Work Specific Review of Assistive Technology > Assessment Interests and Skills > Labor Market Research > Vocation and Job Related Discovery on Asset Development
A support service to facilitate competitive work in an individual integrated work setting.
> Application Completion Assistance > Job Interviewing Skill Building > Job/Task Analysis with Employer > Consultation | Education | Negotiation with Prospective Employer Based Upon Individual Need - Full Inclusion - Assistive Technology to Promote Autonomy and Independence in Potential Workplace - Negotiation of Hours, Wages, and Earnings
The ongoing support to an individual and their employers who need it.
> On-the-Job Training in Work and Work-Related Skills - Job Coaching to Facilitate the Acquisition - Essential Functions of the Job | Performance > On-Going Retention, Supervision, and Monitoring - Evaluating Self-Maintenance Strategies, Work Production and the Effectiveness of Natural Supports Which Promote Inclusivity, Integration, and Autonomy > Training in Related Skills Needed to Retain Employment - Strategies to Promote attendance and Social Inclusion in the Workplace Based Upon Individual Need, such as Using Community Resources and Public Transportation
WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO RECEIVE
The support coordinator, guardian, or team member can reach out to Restoring Hope's Director of Community Services to discuss the referral. The director will request referral paperwork. Once the documents have been reviewed and Restoring Hope feels they can successfully support the individual, a team meeting will be scheduled to discuss next steps.