It is our belief that everyone who wants to contribute to the community through paid work can do so. Employment helps one gain a sense of pride and self-satisfaction by reaffirming that they can support themself.
Employment training teaches skills to help navigate community work-based settings.
Employment Training at The Adult Skills Center (TASC) prepares individuals for a variety of workplaces by focusing on prerequisite skills needed for any given job opportunity.
Employment training happens in a variety of settings including classroom style instruction, hands on activities, in vivo practice, and paid-internship placement.
These classes are designed to help develop vocational goals, lean about applying for jobs, identify any barriers to employment, and set employment-related goals.
Our Job Developers proactively market client's skills to the most appropriate companies and train them on how to conduct their own job searches.
The Person-Centered Discovery Process assesses each client’s unique skills and interests to ensure optimal work placement.
The Discovery Process is a deep look into a client’s particular skills and interests, which promote long-term job retention.
Once we’ve identified a client's strengths and provided them with the necessary skills training, TASC's support shifts to job searching.
I look forward going to work every single day. - Scott, TASC Client
One of our Job Coaches will work along side of a client while they get used to their new work environment for as long as they need.
Job Coaching is one-on-one assistance to support individuals to learn job tasks and helps them navigate interpersonal communications with customers, co-workers and supervisors.
The Job Coach works with employers and co-workers in how to best communicate and support their fellow co-workers with Person-Centered Thinking strategies. Support gradually reduces as the client-employee becomes more independent.
Employment provides a sense of pride in being able to support oneself and contribute to society.
We also make and build new relationships through employment, which provides valuable opportunities to be and feel included.
Mobility Training helps clients navigate the route from their home to their job, and a support specialist navigates the route with them until they feel comfortable navigating it independently.
Depending on the level of support needed, TASC can provide transportation to and from our Paid Internship sites and Mobility Training for individual supported employment.
TICKET TO WORK
The Ticket to Work program (Ticket) offers Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities the choices, opportunities and supports needed to find and keep employment.
Social Security's Ticket program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket program is free and voluntary.
The Ticket program helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence. Individuals who receive Social Security benefits because of a disability, and are age 18 through 64 probably already qualify for the program.
The Ticket program offers Social Security beneficiaries the supports needed to find and keep employment, increase their earnings through work, and reduce their reliance on cash benefits to the greatest extent possible. The employment service providers are called Employment Networks.
The Ticket program is a good fit for people who want to improve their earning potential and are committed to preparing for long-term success in the workplace.
Microenterprises are community integrated businesses employed entirely by individuals receiving services through TASC.
TASC operates retail companies such as Better World Clothing and the Sunny Spot, as well as a janitorial service and more.
These businesses provide opportunities to develop the skills needed to build a client's confidence with the responsibilities and expectations that come with employment in a supportive person-centered manner.