Work Adjustment Services

Work Adjustment programs are utilized to improve in areas designated by the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and/or recommendations from previous programs completed. Work Adjustment uses goals and techniques to improve physical and emotional stamina, work speed and quality, and to learn the necessary behaviors in order to become successfully employed.

What is In-House Work Adjustment?
It is a program that is designed for individuals who need assistance in developing positive employee behaviors and skills prior to moving into community programming. The program takes place in 2 locations:

Annex Location
933 Oakland Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43224

Lancaster, Southeast Location
121 East Fifth Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130

What is Work Adjustment at a Community Site?
Once appropriate work skills and behaviors are achieved, further training can be done in the environment particular to the individual’s vocational goals.

Work Skills Development

  • Assess participant’s vocational skills and goals, identify obstacles and create possible solutions.
  • Build confidence as the participant sees improvement in his/her work skills.
  • Learn to appropriately communicate and interact with co-workers and supervisors.
  • Become comfortable with the routine of having a job.
  • Develop good attendance skills.
  • Develop the ability to follow directions and accept redirection when it’s necessary.
  • Increase work stamina.
  • Adapt to the expectations that would need to be met in a job in the community.
  • Identify any supports that may be needed when transitioning into the community.

How long does the program last?

Most plans are for 16-20 hours per week for 2 to 6 weeks in duration depending upon the needs of the consumer.

Community sites include, but are not limited to the following: