FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOCATIONAL SERVICES:

 

Donna Cordovano

2900 Veterans Memorial Hwy.

Bohemia, NY 11716

Phone: 631-585-0100 x.274

Fax: 631-585-0233

Dcordovano@suffahrc.org

Employment Services

 

AHRC Suffolk Vocational Training gives adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn valuable vocational skills leading to an appropriate community employment situation. We offer vocational assessments and community based training experiences, all under the careful supervision of experienced staff who help each individual find his or her ideal job and develop the skills necessary to succeed.

 

Vocational Services Locations:

Westhampton Beach Community Prevocational and Supported Employment

214 Old Riverhead Road

Westhampton Beach, NY

 

Bohemia Community Prevocational and Supported Employment

2900 Veterans Memorial Highway

Bohemia, NY

 

Transition Services

For those young-adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities approaching high school graduation, AHRC Suffolk’s Transition Services program works with local school districts to provide students with vocational evaluations and training through our Pathway and Community Prevocational programs. Learning to working alongside the adult adults in the workforce, they learn a variety of skills necessary to increase their employability, and receive assistance when ready to begin their search for competitive employment.

 

Community Prevocational Services

The Community Pre Voc program is a community based, integrated work training program with an emphasis on work skill acquisition through internship training commitments made with our business partnerships. Through this training program, individuals will be exposed to a variety of intern job opportunities in the community to evaluate and improve their work related skills.

 

Pathway to Employment Evaluation Services

Pathway to Employment is a one year, person-centered vocational employment planning evaluation to assist individuals with identifying needed pre-employment skills and career choices to help them with their plan for employment. Individuals will often be recommended for the Pathway evaluation based on their achievement in community prevoc or at their request. Often these individuals will move into supported community employment as a result of completion of the evaluation.

 

Supported Work and Job Placement

Often coincided with our Pre-Vocational Employment Training Program, AHRC Suffolk’s Supported Work and Job placement Services provides community-based employment opportunities for individuals with evaluations and on-site job coaching services. We connect individuals served in our program with local businesses in search of pre-screened, skilled and highly motivated employees.

 

To date, we have successfully placed many individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of employment settings across Long Island. These career fields include: maintenance, food service, assembly and packaging, shipping and receiving, grocery, retail, etc. In fact, many participating business owners and managers comment on the loyalty, reliability and low turnover rate of individuals served in our programs.

 

The remarkable success of our Supported Work program is due in large part to the ongoing involvement of our experienced job coaches. These men and women remain in close contact with both the employer and our individual employee, and are always ready to help resolve any work-related issues. Should the nature of the job change, they help retrain the individual and prepare them to meet the new challenge.

 

Some of our Business Partners include:

Home Depot

LOWES

Marshall’s

Homesense

Home Goods

TJ Maxx

Bed,Bath & Beyond

Stop & Shop

Shop-Rite

King Kullen

Clearvision Optical

Saddle Rock Ranch

IGHL

National Paper Company

Colonial Youth Daycare

Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services