It is important to take time to get to know and understand the person referred for services. This is often done through meeting with the person and his or her family members to discuss the person’s interests, attributes, hobbies, hopes and dreams.
- Assessment of interests and skills: Interest tests and skill inventories are used when needed to help an individual specifically identify a vocational interest. Paid job tryouts are then used to allow the individual to experience a job helping to determine the specific vocational goal.
- Job Development: A team of employment services staff is available to identify job opportunities in the business community that match the interests and skills of the worker.
- Job Site Analysis: When a specific job opening is found, Chinook’s employment staff work hard to ensure a quality job match by providing the worker with the following services:
- Introduction to and consultation with the business owner/manager.
- Detailed worksite observations to ensure a safe and supportive work environment.
- Analysis of the specific job responsibilities (our staff will work the job if needed).
- Identification and remediation of any work related barriers that may be present (scheduling, transportation, etc.).