Personal Work Adjustment Training (PWAT)

PWAT utilizes supervised activities to enable the individual to meet the requirements of sheltered employment, occupational training, on-the-job training, & industry integrated rehabilitation programs or competitive placement. The program is designed to improve the person’s perception of actual work demands and employer expectations. This is accomplished by utilizing planned work activities involving real work experiences, under supervision, and other techniques.

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Community Based Work Assessment (CBWA)

A CBWA determines an individual’s ability to work independently in the community. These are performed at actual competitive, integrated job sites to assess the customer’s preferences, abilities, and behaviors for vocational planning purposes. The length of time at a job site is determined by the assessor and the office of vocational rehabilitation contracts. During this trial period, no pay is given. The company is providing a community service in allowing the person to experience work-related tasks that are considered typical in competitive employment.

Transitional Work Services

These Services consist of supporting individuals in transitioning to integrated, competitive employment through work that occurs in a location other than the vocational facility.
Transitional work service options include mobile work force and work station in industry.
A Mobile Work Force uses teams of individuals, supervised by a training/ job supervisor, who conduct service activities away from an agency or facility. The provider agency contracts with an outside organization or business to perform maintenance, lawn care, janitorial services, or similar tasks and the individuals are paid by the provider.
A Work Station in Industry involves individual or group training of individuals at an industry site. Training is conducted by staff of the agency or by a representative of the industry, and is phased out as the individual(s) demonstrates job expertise and meets established production rates.

Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing will be provided on a one to five day experience.  This service is valuable for individuals that have never worked and provides an opportunity for the individual to shadow employees and obtain an overview of the knowledge, tasks, and abilities needed to work in this field. RCW staff will arrange for and assist in job shadowing in positions where the customer has expressed interest. The Job Shadowing is performed at actual competitive, integrated job sites to assess the customer’s preferences, abilities, and behaviors for vocational planning purposes.  RCW staff will provide site facilitation of the experience with the employer.  This service allows RCW staff to assess first-hand whether the individual's goals are within his/her individual abilities. 




Supportive Employment

Supportive Employment Services are provided in a variety of community employment work sites for the purposes of finding and supporting individuals in competitive jobs of their choice. Individuals receive paid employment at minimum wage or higher from the employer. Service is provided to individuals who need additional support to perform in a work setting, which includes supervision and training needed by the individual in order to obtain and sustain paid work.
Supportive Employment Services consist of two components: Job Finding and Job Support.  Job Finding activities may include interview assistance, employer outreach and orientation, resume preparation, job searching, development of job seeking skills, support to learn job tasks, and outreach with prospective employers on behalf of the individual (including consultation on tax advantages and other benefits).
Job Support consists of training the individual receiving the service on job assignments, periodic follow-up and/or ongoing support with individuals and their employers. The service must be necessary for the individual to maintain acceptable job performance and work habits including assistance in learning new work assignments, maintaining job skills, & achieving performance expectations of the employer.

Job Coaching

This program works with the individual who is ready for competitive employment and does not need services other than to assist in job exploration and development, completing applications and resume assistance, on-the-job training, and intervention and follow-up to maintain employment.
The goal is to train an individual who is job ready at a community employment setting. The objectives are to provide intense training to person who has not been able to achieve competitive employment at a specific job site, be able to meet demands of required job tasks, work with employer on issues to promote individuals abilities, and provide follow-up services.

Sheltered Employment

Sheltered Employment provides work and therapeutic activities for individuals whose physical or mental challenges that prevent competitive employment at this time. The sheltered work setting is designed to enable the individual to move out of the rehabilitation facility into competitive employment or into a higher level rehabilitation program.

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Work Based Learning Experiences

Work Based Learning Experiences will be provided experiences to gain knowledge and skills needed to obtain competitive integrated employment or transition to post-secondary training.  This service is valuable for individuals whom are looking for assistance in job exploration and development, in completing applications and resume assistance, and with on the job training and other interventions and follow-up leading to employment based experiences.
Once an OVR referral for this service is received, RCW staff will meet and arrange with the customer a work based learning experience.  This process will engage the customer, with RCW staff, in an assessment meeting, communication with potential employers, applications, interviews or employers meetings, and communications with the student and their support team. RCW staff can then arrange for and assist in a work based learning experience based on the customer interests, skills, and abilities. The Work Based Learning Experience is performed at actual competitive, integrated environment sites.  This will assess the customer’s preferences, abilities, and behaviors for vocational planning purposes.  RCW staff will provide site facilitation of the experience with the employer.  The on-site supervision and coordination of the WBLE will ensure student safety and communication with the employer.  RCW will communicate any problems or issues with the student, OVR counselor, and school district. 

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