Canton Vocation Habilitation
Helping Individuals with Disabilities Prepare for the Workplace
At Legacy Caregivers, we help our clients develop self-advocacy skills to help them actively participate in their community. As part of our services, we offer vocational habilitation to working-age adults. This type of service teaches work-related skills to individuals with disabilities. Our team helps our clients prepare to join the workforce. A meaningful job promotes a greater quality of life through better earnings and benefits, and improved physical and mental health.
Vocational Assessment and Training Plans
Vocational assessment is key to identifying the needs and goals of an individual with disabilities. This helps design and implement the appropriate training plan to set them up for success.
The assessment profile can include information about the following:
- Educational background
- Employment history
- Professional goals
- Available income sources
- Access to transportation
When designing our client’s vocational habilitation plan, we also consider their strengths, interests, and values. The training can involve direct supervision, remote or in-person monitoring, counseling, and other support we deem necessary for better results.
Training and Transition to Employment
During vocational rehabilitation programs, we focus on the following:
- Improving social skills for interactions with co-workers and customers
- Modifying behaviors that can interfere with job duties
- Problem-solving skills
- Good personal hygiene
- Personal responsibilities for attendance and task completion
Our Direct Support Professionals teach our clients new work skills according to their employment goals and help them maintain those they already have. We also provide them with assistance for medication administration and other health-related tasks.
The next step is to prepare our clients to transition from their vocational habilitation setting to employment. Individuals with disabilities benefit from holding a job for many reasons, including self-esteem boost, creating new relationships, and putting their skills to good use. They bring diversity to the workforce and all benefit from their inclusion.