Job Readiness Training

Skill Coaches work collaboratively with the individuals at the day program to develop meaningful activities that promote the development of soft skills. The day program provides individuals an opportunity to learn more about themselves and work towards better job skills.

“The most important thing people did for me was to expose me to new things.”

– Temple Grandin.

The different ways the program helps individuals develop better job skills includes:

Assessment and Goal Setting:

Begin with a comprehensive assessment to understand the individual's strengths, preferences, and areas of need.

Set clear, achievable goals based on the assessment.

Individualized Instruction:

Customize instruction based on the individual's learning style and pace.

Use various teaching methods including hands-on training, visuals, role-playing, and repetition.

Skill Breakdown:

Break down each job skill into smaller, manageable steps.

Teach each step until mastery before moving on to the next.

Visual Supports:

Use visual aids such as task analyses, picture schedules, and video modeling to demonstrate and reinforce skills.

Hands-on Practice:

Offer repeated opportunities to practice skills in real or simulated job settings.

Offer feedback immediately after practice to reinforce positive behaviors and correct any mistakes.

Social Skills Training:

Focus not just on task-related skills, but also on interpersonal skills required in the workplace.

Use role-playing to practice scenarios like interacting with coworkers, handling criticism, and asking for help.

Soft Skills Development:

Teach essential soft skills such as time management, problem-solving, adaptability, and communication.

Offer exercises and scenarios to practice these skills in a controlled setting.