Hope Haven’s Vocational Employment Services support people in developing work skills and behaviors needed to join the work force and become part of the community. There are various levels of services and settings provided.
Offers vocational training and employment support services to persons at community job sites. Services include: job development, placement, job coaching, and follow-along services. Support incudes: job training, social integration and facilitation of good co-worker relationships, training to maximize independence with transportation, behavior management, co-worker and supervisor training in providing natural supports, and arranging for extended support within the job site to allow for fade-away and follow-along services. The program focus is on integration both on and off the job.
Designed for persons who desire employment, but require intensive support and training services. Using real and simulated work, which promotes development of basic work skills and behaviors, participants learn to resolve poor work habits, low productivity, and personal problems that limit employment opportunities. Most participants have never worked or have a history of losing jobs because of performance problems. Training and support programs are developed and tailored for individual needs.
Employee Development Services
These prevocational Services are aimed at preparing a person for paid or unpaid employment. The skills taught and supports provided are not directed at teaching skills for a specific job or supported employment, but more generalized habilitative goals that are reflected in the person's service plan. They are time-limited, individual services that assist persons seeking employment to develop or re-establish skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, functional capacities, etc. to achieve positive employment outcomes.
A day habilitation service designed to provide meaningful and enriching educational social activities to individuals who do not benefit from full-time vocational training services. Services assist and support participants in developing or maintaining life skills and community integration. Offered through services locations: Parkview Industries (Rock Valley, IA) and OES (Sibley ,IA).
Job Placement & Employment Planning
A plan for activities of the service is developed to address specific referral questions. The plan specifies strategies and the time frame for completion of the job exploration or assessment activities. The following services are offered throughout the region:
Services provide development and placement services to individuals who are ready for competitive employment with or without the need for on-going job support. The placement takes into consideration the preferences of the individual and the recommendations from previous assessments. Also considered is the rate of pay, available benefits, opportunities for advancement, hours and schedule, etc.
Placement includes assistance with job applications, resume development, interview skills, and job coaching, as needed. If the outcome results in a need for more long term vocational supports, supported employment services or other follow along services may be arranged.
This is an intensive process that personalizes the employment relationship between a job candidate with a disability and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on matching the strengths, interests, and unique conditions necessary for successful employment of a job candidate and the identified business needs of an employer.
Vocational Consultation Services
Provides professional and technical vocational programming advice to customers who need information or training to increase skills. Services may include: adaptive work devices, assistive technology, transferable skills analysis, planning, etc.
Larry is the Director of Employment Services.
Contact our main office for more information: 712-476-2737
Facility Based Employment Locations:
1800 19th Street, PO Box 70
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Osceola Employment Services (OES)
1206 11th Ave
Sibley, IA 51249
The Achievement Center (TAC)
414 Industrial Lane
Worthington, MN 56187