Community Integrated Employment
Our Community Integrated Employment program, RESULTS, connects people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with skills training and paid employment. Meaningful employment provides individuals a measure of financial independence, fosters self-confidence and strengthens the sense of belonging within a community. Work situations also provide opportunities for social interaction, enhanced communication skills, and assistance with developing natural support networks.
Our current program offerings include:
- Situational Vocational Assessments
- Job Coaching
- Work Adjustment training
- Discovery Services
- Job Development
What services does the RESULTS program offer to employers?
We will also work with your business to train all candidates hired through the program in the necessary tasks and duties required for a job. This type of assistance is called “supported employment,” and is provided at no charge to the business. Supported employment is provided by a Job Coach, and this extra support helps ensure that each person you hire is a successful, integral part of your business, and stays on as an employee for a long time. Supported employment is provided for differing amounts of time based on your businesses’ needs and the abilities of each new employee, and is always provided free of charge.
PPCH offers its team members the experience of working in a safe and supportive, staffed environment that allows for mistakes to be viewed as learning experiences. A Supported Employment Group is an important stepping stone for individuals who are ready to move into a working experience, yet need readily available supports and training to decrease barriers to individualized community employment.
We seek to match individuals with work that aligns with their interests and abilities so that the possibility of a successful and positive working experience is maximized. PPCH works in collaboration with Jack’s & Steamer’s (a restaurant/prep kitchen/coffee shop/catering company) and SustainAbility (a recycling company), to offer integrated, on-the-job supports and training at minimum wage or above.
Types of jobs @ Steamers
- Customer service at our coffeeshop and restaurant
- Food preparation, including slicing and dicing vegetables, portioning meats, and making homemade sauces and condiments
- Making small-batch jams
- Catering and food delivery
Types of jobs @ SustainAbility
- Customer service at our two public recycling drop-off sites
- Electronics disassembly
- Completing pick-ups of recyclables at local businesses and hospitals
- Sorting, categorizing and processing recyclables for delivery to downstream recyclers
- Working on trucks as a team to load and deliver recyclables to downstream recyclers
PPCH’s FOCUS Program offers a combination of employment and pre-vocational services to men who have an intellectual/development disability and are considered high risk due to behavioral concerns and/or a history of sexualized behaviors. This therapeutic program recognizes that earning a paycheck and having the dignity of work holds enormous potential for greater self-awareness and personal growth.
We work with an experienced and dedicated team of licensed SOMB therapists headed by Jeff Kisicki and Kyle Lucas, who provide ongoing therapy and mentorship to our customers and extensive training to our staff.