The Skills Training program partners with the Vocational Training program to help clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities work towards personal goals to achieve their highest level of independence.
Goals focus on personal, social, educational daily living, and community integration skills. Services are based on an individualized plan of care and can include services at New Hope Services Center or in the community.
The Skills Training program runs Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4p.m. at New Hope Services Center, in Jeffersonville, IN.
What trainings do Direct Support Professionals receive?
All staff receive extensive training on Protecting an Individuals Rights, Outcomes and Objectives, Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment to Individuals, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid, Emergency Drills and Preparation, Safe Crisis Management (SCM), Individual Specific Training, and Transportation Safety.
What is the cost of services?
Services are generally paid for by a Medicaid Waiver or a Community Support Budget. Both of these are administered by the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities. Services are also available to families wanting to pay privately for services.
What activities do clients do during the day while participating in skills training activities?
Activities occur in both group settings and one on one with staff. Facility group ratio is 1 staff to 8 clients; community group ratio is 1 staff to 4 clients. Activities are based on client goals, but can include cooking, art, gardening, educational skills, games, visiting museums, parks, fairs, money skills,, or other activities designed to increase independence and have a meaningful day.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation can be provided if selected as part of a clients Individual Support Plan and is provided through either the TARC 3 program or New Hope Services Transportation Route.
Do I have to attend full time to participate in this program?
No. You are welcome to participate either full or part time.