This program is funded by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation(ACCES - VR). Staff work with individuals who have identified work as a valued outcome. The support team is involved in supporting the individual from transportation arrangements and hours of employment to adjustment of daily routines to maximize their potential for success. Job opportunities in a chosen field of work are identified. Training and support is provided throughout initial job identification, application and interview phases of employment. Once employment is obtained, on site job coaching is provided to train individuals in every aspect of job performance. As the new worker gains mastery, job coaching is gradually withdrawn. The program's standards provide specific milestones to mark progress towards independence. Once an individual achieves mastery, “rehabilitative” ongoing supports are provided through our Extended Supportive Employment Program. Days and hours of service delivery are dependent upon the individuals’ work schedules.
Donte Blades - Asst. Director - Vocational Services - 631-297-3263