Age Requirement: 14 years and older (based on program)
Payment Options: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Medicaid Waiver or Private Pay
Transportation: Not Provided
Victory Living's program entitled "Be Ready" offers a unique curriculum that is the first step toward helping individuals with disabilities prepare for employment opportunities.
The “Be Ready” curriculum for pre-employment offers a variety of interactive learning styles such as class discussions, computer activities, games, role-playing, worksheets and videos. Throughout this curriculum the participants will learn and apply skills that are essential to succeeding in educational settings and in the world of work. These transferable skills include, but are not limited to:
- Computer knowledge
- Development of basic employment seeking skills
- Evaluating options
- Identifying barriers and strategies for overcoming them
- Establishing priorities
- Research skills
- Making decisions
- Developing time-management strategies
The objectives of this 20 hour pre-placement training program curriculum of both lecture and interactive exchange are to provide jobseekers with the necessary pre-employment skills, empower individuals for success, and to promote job retention/advancement.
The curriculum enables workers to not only demonstrate their readiness to successfully enter the workplace, but retain and advance in their positions.
Victory Living's Employment Specialists assist with the following:
- Job searches via the web, newspaper and door-to-door
- Resume writing
- Completing job applications
- Conducting mock interviews
- Scheduling of and support during interviews
- On-the-job training
- Follow along services
Victory Living's job coaches serve as an unwavering resource for our clients who need additional employment support after securing a job. From on the job training to moral support and positive reinforcement, the Victory Living's Supported Employment Program provides our clients with the support and assistance they need to make long-term employment a reality.
Additionally, the Supported Employment Program serves to offer the employer support. Due to the high level of attention our job coaches dedicate to each employee, the employer immediately recognizes Victory Living Programs as a resource for providing training, redirection and conflict resolution services.
Victory Living's Supported Employment Program provides job search and placement, training, and long term follow along.
Offered to students 14 to 21. Students will receive instruction in the following areas:
- Developing Confidence
- Developing Self Esteem,
- Developing Self Awareness
- Developing Independence
- Problem Solving Techniques
- Understanding an IEP
- Developing effective Communication Skills
- Developing Social Skills
Classes will incorporate presentations with group discussions, role playing and case studies. Classes can be offered at our office or a school