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Work Adjustment

Work Adjustment is a program co-sponsored at Neuse Enterprises, Inc. by Vocational Rehabilitation. An individual will be referred to NEI where his/her work skills and ethics will be monitored. Program lengths varies and is based on the needs of the individual. At completion of the training the individual will be ready for competitive work placement. Work Adjustment is a transitional, time-limited systematic training program which utilizes real and/or simulated work to assist individuals toward achieving their optimal level of vocational development and functioning. The program is to assist the individual with understanding the meaning, value and demands of work; to reestablish skills, attitudes, personal characteristics and work related behaviors; and to develop functional capacities consistent with normal work requirements. The services offered are customized to meet the individual’s needs.

The following areas are addressed for each client served in the program, as appropriate:

  • Physical Capacities
  • Psychomotor Skills
  • Interpersonal and Communicative Skills
  • Work Behaviors
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Work Performance Skills
  • Work-Related Functional Living Skills

The above items, as individually applicable, are identified on the Work Adjustment Plan and become the individual’s program for achieving employment and independence.

The following methods are used singularly or in combination to remove an individual’s “barriers to employment”:

  • Instruction
  • Job Training
  • Behavior Changes/Modifications
  • Referral to Other Resources

From the time the client enrolls for facility services, everyone should be aware of the goal of placement and committed to achieving an appropriately placed individual. An appropriate “job match” is critical to the individual’s success.

The length of time that a individual stays in vocational evaluation and/or work adjustment is based on the individual’s needs which are consistent with his/her individual program goals. Work Adjustment goals are to be addressed at each staffing and the individual’s plan should be amended as appropriate. Discharge planning is systematic, individualized and be considered in all phases of services.