Community Prevocational Services

St. Lawrence NYSARC’s Community Prevocational Services assist individuals to develop employment readiness skills in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual receiving such services. People will be taught about work experiences through volunteer efforts that enhance their ability to attain paid community employment.

Community Prevocational Services help individuals prepare to work by teaching the skills needed to be successful. Staff tailor lessons that build on each person’s strong points. You may also learn how to safely get around in the community more independently.

Who provides the Community Prevocational Services?

Skilled St. Lawrence NYSARC staff member(s), who are trained in the implementation of these services, including assessments and person-centered planning.

Who can receive Community Prevocational Services?

Anyone who is eligible for HCBS Waiver Services! This may include a student getting ready to leave high school, a person already receiving Day Habilitation services, someone working in a workshop, and/or already receiving Prevocational services.

What tasks or activities are included in Community Prevocational Services?

  • Following directions
  • Maintaining focus
  • Multi-tasking
  • Problem solving
  • Work safety
  • Increased productivity
  • Routine management
  • Acquiring appropriate work habits
  • Social skills training
  • Familiarizing with job performance requirements
  • Transportation
  • Instruction in the use of appropriate job related facilities

How long can Community Prevocational Service last?

There are no set time limits with these services. Assessments are periodically taken through observations, interest surveys, time studies, and discussion with team members.

Individuals can then move into the work environment best suited their specific needs. For some, it may be moving into an integrated workshop or a supported employment setting within the community. Other people may move into a day habilitation.

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Massena, NY 13662