B.E.S.T. Community Worker

To offer a program to high school students with disabilities to prepare them with the necessary supports and access to services as they work toward their journey to employment.
Basic employer expectations are often foreign to people with little or no experience in the workplace. This program will provide useful skills that can be integrated into workplace and will cover work related daily living skills, disability awareness, and work ethic.
This will be the first step out of the classroom into the real world of networking and employment!
Program Design:
This six-week program will provide:
Work Readiness every Monday for six weeks for 3 hours each (totaling 18 hours)
Paid Community Experience 3 hours 2x a week for six weeks (totaling 33 hours + last day as a celebration of completion of program.) PACWE.
100% one on one Coaching supports
Intern's incentives:
The opportunity to explore careers
Community work experience based on interest and ability
Paid employment
Ability to network local business
Knowledge of support services available
Increase social network
Written synopsis of vocational strengths for future career planning
Increase self confidence
Travel training, if applicable
Introduction to benefits advisement

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