Integrated Employment

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Vocational services include volunteer, paid interships and integrated employment opportunities.

As long as an individual has the willingness to go through the discovery process, we strive to find the right employment for that individual to enter the workforce once they are able to be safely supported in an integrated setting!

We strongly believe that purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and most importantly create meaning in one’s life.

Our vocational program is led by a certified rehabilitation counselor. The vocational exploration process focuses on the individual’s interests, needs, priorities, skills and abilities. We offer soft skills training. Topics covered include: workplace communication, enthusiasm & attitude, professionalism, networking, teamwork and problem solving. In addition, we assist job seekers in developing a resume, preparing for interviews through mock interviews, practicing dressing for the job and learning employment protocols such as calling in sick through simulated work activities.

Our training is highly interactive; we use power point presentations, videos, role plays, hands-on activities, handouts and games. Our community liaison works with community partners to create volunteer, paid internship and competitive integrated employment opportunities. Job seekers are expected to be an equal partner with our community liaison throughout the entire process of securing paid employment positions. Individuals who show significant progress in skills and abilities will also be referred to other agencies.
Vocational Innovations will collaborate with supportive employment agencies in the community to help transition individuals who are ready for full time community employment.

Vocational Innovations

Vocational Innovations participates in the California Deparment of Education Child and Adult Nutrition program and does not discriminate in the provision of services and employment against any person because of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability.

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