You can work! In the vocational program, strengths are matched with the individual's preferences in order to get people working. Paid employment is always the first priority, although volunteer experiences or internships may be utilized to build a person's capacities.
HIRRS recognizes that obtaining or maintaining a job is closely related to other factors such as being able to use transportation services, proper health, nutrition or rest habits, and money management. Programs are developed to address all of the skills necessary to get and keep a job. HIRRS' comprehensive curriculum to prepare for work is presented through the Work Adjustment Training Program as well as through other services offered at the agency.
- Aspects of employment addressed by HIRRS include:
- Vocational Assessment and Program Planning
- Skills Development
- Resume Preparation
- Work Adjustment Training
- Work Hardening
- Job Development
- Job Coaching
- Employer and Peer Education
- Development of Reasonable Accommodations