Adult Vocational Services

Employment Program

Adult Vocational Services

Community Pre-Vocational Program

QCP’s Community Pre-Vocational Program focuses on work skills training and support services that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities be better prepared for competitively paid employment in the community.  At our core, we believe in the transformative power of community integration where participants not only learn but actively engage in volunteer opportunities that mirror the responsibilities and expectations of the workplace.  Under the guidance of our trained and supportive staff and community partners, we ensure a safe and controlled environment for effective skill development.

Through our hands-on approach, participants have the opportunity to cultivate essential work skills such as time management, problem-solving, and teamwork, while also honing vital work habits like punctuality, responsibility, and adaptability.  Furthermore, QCP’s Community Pre-Vocational Program places a strong emphasis on communication, fostering effective interpersonal skills crucial for professional success.  By actively participating in community initiatives, individuals not only contribute meaningfully but also have the opportunity to gain confidence, a sense of purpose and independence.

Community Based Employment

WorkSource’s Supported Employment Program meets the employment needs of area businesses by placing and training individuals whose goal is a job in the community. On-the-job training provides a realistic opportunity to learn positive work behaviors and specific work skills. Our ongoing support services and group activities help the individuals meet the changing demands of the workplace.

QCP’s WorkSource Supported Employment Program works with close to two-hundred people who have been placed on jobs in the community, working alongside their non-disabled co-workers, in settings such as department stores, supermarkets, restaurants, and offices.

Individuals referred into our Supported Employment Program come to us through various referral sources including ACCESS – VR (Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation), and local school districts. After meeting eligibility requirements, the person goes through an assessment to determine their employment-related skills and interests.  When a suitable job site is found by QCP staff, the individual is trained how to travel to and from work.  A QCP Job Coach works with the person on the job site until the employer is satisfied with all aspects of the placement.

After the initial adjustment to the job, WorkSource Job Coaches continue to visit the site to ensure that both the person placed and the employer are satisfied.

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