Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills

Department of Mental Health

Support for clients to complete ed.goals such as high school diploma or GED. Through SEE programs (age 16+) & clubhouses

(age 18+).

 

 

 

Unpaid work units and Transitional  & clubhouses.

 

Support for clients to develop ed. goals, choose school, receive accommodations, get financial aid and other supports needed to achieve goals and then employment (through SEE programs)

- Evening & weekend social activities (clubhouses & Cape Ann Social Club).
- Benefits Specialist.
- Case management, residential services, community rehabilitation services,  Program of Assertive Community Treatment (Lynn only) for DMH eligible clients.
- Linkage/planning with BTP
- Individual Treatment Plan facilitation

Youth Leadership training & mentoring through M-Power, consumer run organization. 

Supported Employment through
Assessment; vocational and career counseling;
placement; post employment supports;  help w/ accommodations through SEE programs

Employment Resource Network

-Situational Vocational Assessment

-Job Placement
-Job Seeking Skills
-Job Coaching

 

- Benefits Specialists
- Travel Training
- Supported Ed

• Sign-up for courses
• Link to MRC
• Work with youth 16+

 


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Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills

Department of Mental Retardation

- Contracted provider services include assessment of vocational readiness and skills.

 

 

 

-Contract w/ providers
*Site based experience with work activities
*Work experiences in “enclaves” off site

 

- ITP Facilitation
- Housing
- Day Hab
- Transportation
- Access to regional assistive technology center
- Family support funding contingent on availability
- Can cover costs such as continuing education
- Work w/Youth ages 20+
- Transition Coordinator in each Office


- Plan in development for transition age youth to have membership in citizen advisory board and other self advocacy activities at the regional or local level.

Job Placement & Job Coaching in competitive work

Massacusetts Rehabilitation Center

-Start working w/ youth 2 years before youth exits school

-Connect w/ Career Center

-GED
-Tuition waiver and payments etc..$2600 per year $3500 Voc training
-OJT and/or Apprenticeship

-No paid services before leaving school
-4 month waitlist
-Benefit Planning
-Voc. Assessment
- Transportation
- Short term tutoring
- Limited Assistance for Assistive Technology….and adaptive equipment
- Counseling & Guidance
- Informational & Referal for other supports
- Housing links
- Job coaching

 

-Job Placement &
Support (resume writing, interview skills etc.)
-Vocational Assessment

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Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Center-Benifits Planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Benefits Counseling: for SSDI and SSI recipients. Social Security’s Work Incentive Programs, including PASS plans, Student Earned Income Exclusion, Health Insurance.


 

Peabody Public High School

 

- Alternative School (students w/ substance abuse & MH issues)
- Community School (emotional/MH challenges)
- Professional development
opportunities

- Job Shadow
- Work study & COOP
- 7 Vocational Programs (Chapter 74 Certified)

- Tech Prep initiative
- Dual enrollment
- Curriculum alignment
-OJT and/or Apprenticeship

-“The Academy” Contracted w/ Dr. Hansen
- Student assistance services
-Peer mediation,
counseling and guidance, -

-18+ Post grad program for Youth w/ intellectual D’s –

High School Based
- Student Government Day
- Tech Prep Leadership Academy

- College night,
- Industry and
post-secondary speakers and partnerships
- Field trips to post-secondary
institutions and industry
- Job seeking skill presentations
- Community
service opportunities
- Connecting activities
- Portfolio assessment
Job coaching

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Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills

Career Center

 

-Assessment
*Interest
*Aptitude

 

 

 

 

- Youth “Friendly” Career Center in Lynn
Workshops on job seeking skills (including hygiene, dressing, interviewing, career path)
Get Certificate to show employer
Online Options (Career Exploration
Website (in the works)
Job Fairs
- Connecting Activities
(MCAS related with Work-Based Learning Plans for youth

-NSCC –Pathways to Success Program (Facilitating positive outcomes on MCAS test and well as Career Planning
-GED in/out of school youth
Catholic Charities
Girls Inc.
Compass

 

-Transportation Assistance via CTAA grant activities


 

-Summer Jobs Initiative for Youth

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, INC.

 


-Job board
-Skill development on Rights of PWD in Employment
-Vocational Rehabilitation Skill Development in terms of Independent Living Goals

 

-Job board
-Skill development on Rights of PWD in Employment
-Vocational Rehabilitation Skill Development in terms of Independent Living Goals
-Internships

-Core services of Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills, Peer Counseling, and Individual Advocacy
Skills Development
-IL and Self – Advocacy Skills Training
-Information and Referral
-Peer Counseling
-Social Recreation events.
-Info & Referral for Parent/Guardians/other agencies staff
-Resources for persons with mobility disabilities to access short term resources for transportation to vocational training/job interview/new job as well as purchase new outfit
-Resources (limited) for home modifications, adaptive equipment, moving from institution to community, vehicle modification
- Access point for Assistive Technology loan Program
- Access point for Home Modifications Loan Program
- Independent Living services

-Community Access Advocacy Team (CAAT)
-Community Advocacy & Change Actions
-Individual Advocacy skill development
-Volunteer Opportunities
-Annual Youth Advocacy Award


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Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills

Massachusetts Commision for the Blind

 

- Vocational Assessments
- Summer enrichment programs including work programs


- Vocational Assessment
- Summer Career Exploration Programs
- Career Exploration Counseling
- ITP Facilitation
- Job Placement
- Work Site Assessments
- Career Center Contract -Job Seeking Skills


- Funding for college up to cost of fees at U/Mass Amherst ($4054 per semester in FY 05), Tuition waived.
- Funding for Books and Supplies

- Transfer of Case Management from Children’s Social Worker to Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at age 14
- Provision of Adaptive Technology including computers, software (most typically, Zoomtext or Jaws), scanners and software, notetaking devices such as Braille Note
- Provision of Low Vision Optical Devices
- Training in the use of the above
- Braille Instruction
- Orientation and Mobility Instruction
- Counseling and Guidance

-Internship Program

-Mentors with the Carroll Society
- OJT and Contracted Training Services

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Readiness Work Support PSE Youth Dev Support Services

 

Community Partners

(List funded initiatives/ program)

Schooling

  • Access to high standards
  • Assessment
  • Graduation Standards
  • Staff Training & Professional Development

Career Preparation & Employment

  • Information on career options
  • Exposure to work experiences (paid & unpaid)
  • Apprenticeship; Service Learning; Industry Visits
  • Competitive Employment
  • Non-competitive Employment

Postsecondary Education & Training

  • Career & Technical Programs
  • GED Preparation
  • Two & Four-year Degree & Certificate Programs
  • Adult Education

 

Supportive Services

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Recreation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Wellness
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Adult Service Programs
  • Technology
  • Family Involvement

Youth Development & Leadership

  • Supportive, Caring Adults
  • Mentoring
  • Self-advocacy, Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Social, Civic & Leadership Skills
Community Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

-Educational Supports provided through the DMH SEE Contract: 

• Financial Aid Resource and Application Assist.
• Registration and Course Selection Support
• Advocacy to Obtain Educational Accommodations
• Referral to other Educational Resources.
• Follow Along Services.

 


• Job Development and Placement (supports w/resume writing, interview skills, etc.)
• Job Coaching
• Vocational Assessments
• Follow Along Services
• Employee/Employer Advocacy


Support for clients through the SEE Contract in developing educational goals, accommodations etc.

• Travel Training
• Job Retention through Job Coaching
• Referral to appropriate Benefits Specialists and their resources
• Coordinate on going services with funding sources
• Coordinate transportation needs with the Transportation
Access Project to ensure transportation services are met.

• Currently work with 688 students through the MRC/DMR Collaboration.
• Work with youth 16+


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