Scope of Services

Vocational adjustment training may be provided one-on-one or in a group setting, as determined by the trainer. Training is provided in a formal classroom environment and includes job-related skills such as:

  • social skills,
  • daily living skills,
  • effective communication,
  • grooming and hygiene,
  • problem solving,
  • goal setting,
  • time management,
  • financial management,
  • disability awareness,
  • self-concept,
  • self-motivation,
  • work traits and work ethics, and
  • conflict resolution.

 

Outcome—Social Skills

The consumer will demonstrate appropriate social behavior in selected settings on a routine basis.

 

Outcome—Daily Living Skills

The consumer will demonstrate the daily living skills (food preparation, homemaking, etc.) necessary to function independently.

 

Outcome—Effective Communication Skills

The consumer will demonstrate clear and open communication in multiple settings including authority figures, co-workers, and peers. Skill areas will include appropriate phone etiquette, face-to-face communication, and cooperative communication with an interactive group.

 

Outcome—Grooming and Hygiene

The consumer will demonstrate appropriate personal grooming and hygiene for a work environment.

 

Outcome—Problem Solving

The consumer will demonstrate appropriate solutions to pre-identified work-related barriers.

 

Outcome—Goal Setting

The consumer will demonstrate an understanding of realistic goals and objectives.

 

Outcome—Time Management

The consumer will demonstrate effective time scheduling including but not limited to: understanding the importance of punctuality, following attendance guidelines, meeting deadlines, and scheduling appointments appropriately.

 

Outcome—Financial Management

The consumer will demonstrate an understanding of basic budgeting, banking services, and the responsible use of credit.

 

Outcome—Disability Awareness

The consumer will demonstrate proficiency in explaining their disability and offering solutions to disability-related problems.

 

Outcome—Self-Concept

The consumer will demonstrate a clear understanding of their personal assets, skills, and abilities.

 

Outcome—Self-Motivation

The consumer will demonstrate a clear understanding of the concept, influence, and benefits of self-motivation.

 

Outcome—Work Traits and Work Ethics

The consumer will demonstrate appropriate work-related behaviors including acceptable attendance and tardiness records during vocational adjustment training, developing and maintaining productive interpersonal relationships with both co-workers and supervisors, recognition of "quality" work, and the ability to compete appropriately for work assignments, supervisory recognition, promotions, etc.

 

Outcome—Conflict Resolution

The consumer will demonstrate the ability to cope with and resolve work-related problems or conflicts in an appropriate manner.

 

Vocational Adjustment Training Reports

Vocational adjustment training reports must be submitted in the standard format required by DBS using a DARS2870, Vocational Adjustment Progress Report form.

Vocational adjustment training reports are due within 35 calendar days from the date training is completed.