Vocational Assessment

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    Programs that administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions. Also included are programs that allow people to "try out" jobs in the community for short periods of time to determine whether there is a fit and, in the case of people with disabilities, to determine the type of supports the individual might require to succeed if hired for that type of job.

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    Counseling ServicesCounseling and Psychotherapy for adults, Children 6-17 years old, and families. Also, EAP (Advocacy) and Outreach programs offering free services to residents of Albany County (call for details). AlbanyCOUNSELING PROGRAMSCOUNSELING CARE AND SERVICES
    Education/Training ServicesProvides the necessary services to help individuals with developmental disabilities gain greater independence through job training. Services include job assessment, specialized and general job training, and interview skills. Also will have job coaches and other support needs as they begin working.EssexEMPLOYMENT TRAINING SERVICESMOUNTAIN LAKE SERVICES
    Employment ServicesChoices for Work is a vocational evaluation service that assists individuals with disabilities residing in Schenectady County to learn about their distinctive and diverse skills, aptitudes and interests in order to identify fulfilling and productive career choices. Through this service, individuals learn about careers which correspond to their skills, interests and abilities using traditional career exploration resources and on-site job try-outs, providing a first-hand opportunity to learn about different types of work. There are no pre-determined outcomes. At the conclusion of the service, a comprehensive, goal-oriented written report is generated providing information for pre-vocational and vocational planning. Services can be conducted on-site or at other locations. Choices for Work provides convenient access to other Schenectady ARC services including school-to-work transition, day habilitation, sheltered and supported employment. SchenectadyCHOICES FOR WORKNYSARC - SCHENECTADY COUNTY CHAPTER
    Employment ServicesAssessment services to assist individuals in vocational planning. Skills, interests, and aptitude testing to identify vocational strengths and weaknesses and develop job plans. AlbanyDIAGNOSTIC VOCATIONAL EVALUATIONNORTHEAST CAREER PLANNING
    Employment ServicesVocational Assessment and Counseling services are designed to assist patient with returning to or maintaining an employment situation through the use of compensatory approaches that support management of the ongoing effects of their brain injury. Assessment may include completion of formal tests to identify areas of career interest as well as strengths and weaknesses to consider when exploring appropriate potential employment opportunities. Counseling interventions may entail problem solving or troubleshooting strategies and the development of specific compensatory techniques to support organization, accuracy and efficiency on job tasks. Other areas targeted may include communication skills development, approaches that may facilitate successful performance at work. Exploration of other available vocational services, such as through NYS VESID are also utilized.AlbanyVOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELINGCOMPREHENSIVE NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
    Employment ServicesProvides vocational and job skills assessments, counseling, guidance, and training services to individuals with disabilities. The agency also links these individuals to a range of resources within the Department of Education and other agencies for those requiring other services.FranklinVOCATIONAL TRAININGADULT CAREER AND CONTINUING EDUCATION SERVICES-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (ACCES-VR) - NORTH COUNTRY
    Employment ServicesOffers job training and support services through the work center with an assessment and building practical job skills, and under supervision the participants work and get paid for a variety of services. There is also training in janitorial, greenhouse/horticultural or customer service.FranklinVOCATIONAL TRAININGCITIZEN ADVOCATES NORTH STAR FAMILY OF SERVICES
    Mental Health ServicesEast Side Center is a psychiatric rehabilitation program which supports personal growth in various areas of life. Well-being and rehabilitation are fostered through vocational and pre-vocational programs, supportive counseling, recreation and socialization activities, educational training and health workshops. Also offers Project C.H.O.I.C.E. is a 12 week vocational program which helps people make important decisions about working. Time is spent taking stock of personal values and characteristics that have a significant impact on success in the workplace. Work preferences are examined to help individuals make choices that are likely to lead to satisfaction and success. Information about effective relationships at work and positive work behaviors is presented via videotapes, speakers and group exercises. Resume development and interviewing skills are also addressed.WarrenEAST SIDE CENTERMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT- COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR WARREN AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES
    Rehabilitation/Habilitation ServicesProvides day habilitation and vocational services for individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries.AlbanyDAY HABILITATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMCENTER FOR DISABILITY SERVICES

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