Transitional Work

Transitional Work:

This program provides vocational skills training and job coaching to individuals in a competitive work environment. Individuals are allowed opportunity to obtain “real world” work experience and demands with the support of a job coach. This service is an extension of OSI’s in-house pre-vocational program and is a step toward preparing the individual for competitive employment. Transitional Work enables individuals to increase skill levels and task knowledge while decreasing the need for intensive supervision and training. In this program individuals work within a “work crew” of up to six people under the direction of a crew leader, or Job Coach. Though the client is not employed by the host business, opportunity is given to be trained on a variety of tasks in order to gain competence in meeting demands similar to those in competitive employment situations. Readiness and motivation for competitive employment are assessed, and competitive employment is a possible outcome for the individual.