Vocational Training/Work Services

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The Vocational Training program helps clients with mild to moderate intellectual or physical disabilities to gain work and productivity skills. Goals for the Vocational Training program frequently focus on staying on task, following directions, increasing productivity, socializing at appropriate times, and increasing employability.

This program can be utilized long term or short term to help clients gain skills in order to obtain a community job. Clients in this program work on piece rate jobs and earn a paycheck based on their pieces completed.

The Vocational Training program runs Monday through Friday from 8a.m. to 4p.m.
at New Hope Services Center, in Jeffersonville, IN.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What trainings do Skills Trainers 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 to clients do during the day while participating in Vocational/ Training/Work Services?

Activities occur is a group setting of one staff to 16 clients. Activities are focused around completing piece rate work, learning new job skills, interacting with peers and supervisors, and working on other necessary skills to increase employability. This program partners with the Skills Training Program to provide training on non vocational related skills.

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.

Do I receive breaks during the day?

Yes. Fifteen minute breaks are scheduled daily at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. A thirty minute lunch is scheduled starting at 12 p.m.

How do I make more money as a participant in the vocational training program?

Each job completed on the work floor is evaluated by the Work Services Manager and assigned a piece rate.  The piece rate is determined by the complexity of the job being completed.  Clients get paid the piece rate for each piece of work that they complete. 
For example, if a job pays $0.30 per piece, and a client completed 10 pieces in an hour, then they would make $3 for that hour of work.  If they completed 15 pieces then they would make $4.5 for that hour of work.  Therefore, the more pieces a client completes, the more money they will have on their paycheck.


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