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    Programs that seek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities. Activities may include development of jobs that can be done in a home setting; development of markets for crafts and other items produced in the home; and identification of other work projects of benefit to the community that individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities are uniquely qualified to pursue.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACRP YES Program Youth Employment ServiceWork/job training program.CambriaAlternative Community Resource Program YES ProgramAlternative Community Resource Program, Inc.
    Bell, MHS, Oasis House• Services for adults with mental health diagnosis • Rebuild lives and regain skills related to employment, education, companionship, connections to their community, and self-respect • Members and staff work side by side in all aspects of the clubhouse • Fully accredited member of Clubhouse International • Licensed through Pennsylvania Department of Human Services YorkBell, Mental Health Services (MHS), Oasis HouseBell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell)
    Community Services Group - Vocational Programs for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities - WilliamsportPrograms aid individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in searching for jobs, refining interviewing skills, and transitioning into the workforce through temporary employment positions. They focus on working with each person in the setting in which they are most comfortable. The Commerce Park Clubhouse offers a variety of employment opportunities such as Transitional Employment Positions (TEP)and Supported Employment, and also provides in-house support for those in Independent Employment. TEP’s and Supported Employment also receive Job Coaching, funded through OVR. Clubhouse administrators try to match members with positions that fit a member's needs and skill sets. Commerce Park Clubhouse has a wide variety of opportunities for members to get involved in everything from cooking to how to use a computer throughout the work day. The Tower Cafe is a vocational training restaurant operated by Community Services Group.LycomingCommunity Services Group - Lycoming/ClintonCommunity Services Group
    Day Services, ShadowfaxShadowfax offers day program services in a variety of settings to meet each person's interests and capabilities. Programs include vocational training, job finding and support, enhancing skills for daily living, volunteerism, and fun activities. Vocational Alternatives: Shadowfax offers vocational training in a variety of supported settings. Two facility based training centers operate in York. The program is designed to provide work experience in an industrial setting to individuals who have disabilities. Classes provide assistance in developing a resume, completing a job application, mastering interviewing skills, and learning appropriate social skills for the work environment. Placement services are available for people who need assistance in finding a job. Once employed, follow-up services are provided to ensure the job experience is successful for the person and the employer. Supported Employment: Employment Specialists help with every aspect of job development in order for a person to find and keep a job. Once the person’s job preferences and skills are explored and assessed, Employment Specialists assist them in the job search and interview process. After being hired, Employment Specialists stay on-site with the person to ensure they learn the job. Independent Skills Training Program: . Individual plans are developed based on the needs and desires of each person. Daily living needs for each individual are met by our caring staff. Program activities include, but are not limited to, socialization, communication, motor development and exercise, sensory stimulation, and basic work skills. Services are provided at 386 Pattison Street, York; 149 S. Tremont Street, York; or 1205 E. Market Street, YorkYorkShadowfaxShadowfax
    Hedwig House - HOPE AcademyParticipants choose a specific goal in one of the life domains (living, learning, working, social), this goal then becomes the cornerstone of his or her recovery-focused service. Participants take part in classes, individual practitioner meetings, and community exploration related to his/her recovery goal (a commitment of 5 hours per week). Class sizes are limited to allow for focused work among participants.MontgomeryHedwig House - ColmarHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education ProgramParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - Montgomery; LansdaleHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program - AbingtonParticipants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.MontgomeryHedwig House - AbingtonHedwig House
    JEVS Human Services - Road 2 RecoveryRoad 2 Recovery assists individuals who have a mental illness and want to work by supporting and promoting independence, inclusion in the community, and employment. The following is provided: - Career exploration and employment services - Assistance in developing support networks and using community resources - Travel training - Psycho-education groups for illness management and recovery - Outpatient psychiatric treatment, including medication management and therapy - Mentoring - Support from Certified Peer Specialists - Computer training and educational support - Self-sufficiency training - Problem-solving and decision-making skill development - Effective communication, social skills, and coping skills training - Links to JEVS "Vocational Evaluation and Community Employment Services"PhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services - Philadelphia Central LocationJEVS Human Services
    Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)-Pennsylvania Department of Labor and IndustryThe Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.LuzerneOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Penn Employment Services, The Arc of York CountyFor many people with intellectual disabilities, one of the most significant steps toward self-sufficiency is finding and keeping a job. Success in the competitive workplace can be a tremendous challenge, but every day we see people of all ages making a place for themselves in companies across York County. We help qualified and motivated individuals with disabilities find jobs that fit their interests and needs. We work with them to learn the required job skills. Our Employment Training Specialists provide on-the-job training while helping make necessary accommodations for each individual. We also partner with local school districts to teach job skills and employment-related social skills to help students transition from school to work. YorkThe Arc of York CountyThe Arc of York County
    Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Works for meEmployment solutions for people with disabilities.DauphinWorks for MePennsylvania Department of Human Services
    Skills of Central PA Bedford County Special Needs Job DevelopmentSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities.BedfordBedford/Somerset CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA Blair County Special Needs Job DevelopmentSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with intellectual disabilities, special needs, and limitations.BlairBlair CountySkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Special Needs Job DevelopmentSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities.CentreCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA Clearfield/Jefferson Counties Special Needs Job DevelopmentSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities.ClearfieldClearfield/Jefferson CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA - Special Needs Job DevelopmentSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities.CambriaCambria CountySkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Special Needs Job Development-Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSeek out and create job opportunities in various fields for individuals with special needs, limitations and abilities.ClintonCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    S. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial TrainingThe program offers vocational evaluations, personal work adjustment training, on-site training, industry integrated training programs and job placement services. Job training for mental, physical challengesCumberlandS. Wilson Pollock Center for Industrial TrainingArc of Cumberland & Perry Counties (CPARC)

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