To help a person receiving services determine what career they would like to pursue, Capabilities staff will help the person served investigate a variety of career paths available based on area need and individual interests and aptitude.
Work Trials are performed for the person to explore specific career interests; evaluate work performance behaviors or stamina; and/or to measure work productivity. Persons completing work trials are typically paid by Capabilities and are covered under Capabilities Worker’s Compensation Liability Insurance. Capabilities Career Consultant is with the person at all times during these work trials.
A thorough and individualized analysis of the interaction and impact of SSI, SSDI, JFS, PERS, SERS, private disability plans, child support, subsidized housing, food stamps, etc. income on competitive employment.
Through practical, experiential, community integrated, paid work experiences the person’s skills, work behaviors and vocational skills are assessed. Information gathered provides a context to further determine the skills or behaviors to be developed by the individual to ensure his or her success in their preferred work environment.