Text Size

Job/Vocational Training

Job training prepares people with disabilities for employment in a variety of settings as well as the interview process.

Job/Vocational Training

Our Job Training programs are geared for people with developmental, learning, physical and intellectual disabilities or other medical issues. These programs include vocational training designed to prepare individuals for a variety of work environments. All of the programs are developed in collaboration with a Business Advisory Council so that they meet the needs of today’s businesses and are taught by caring, well trained staff who work closely with the participants. Mock interviews are also conducted during the training period to strengthen presentation skills for the interview process. For those seeking employment in a more traditional office setting, we also offer a training program focusing on Business Skills with Office Technology.

Printing, Packaging, Shipping and Mailroom Training

This job training program prepares participants for employment in UPS retail stores as well as other printing, packaging and shipment stores and mailrooms located within the community. Through the use of our unique on-premise UPS franchise and the curriculum developed in partnership with the UPS Foundation, students learn:

Digital printing and document services
Mailbox services
Moving supplies and packaging materials
Packing services
Shipping and freight
Passport photos
Customer service
Sales 
Marketing

Duration:
This program is seven weeks in length and includes a one week internship at a local store. Hours of program are Monday thru Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm (internship hours may vary).

Entrance requirements: 
Demonstrated ability to benefit from training and motivation to succeed in a retail, hospitality
  or corporate mailroom environment
Ability to stand for extended periods of time
Good manual dexterity and familiarity with basic computer software
7th Grade Math & Reading levels
Ability to attend training five days weekly
High School Diploma/GED preferred

Work Readiness II Training

The Steps Toward Employment Program (STEP) assists people with disabilities in developing behaviors and job skills that will lead to paid employment in one or more of the following areas:

Retailing
Maintenance
Food Service
Hospitality

Possible positions within these areas of employment include: Stock/Inventory/Sales Clerk; Product Assembler; Food Service Attendant; Custodial; Housekeeping; and Maintenance Assistant.

During this work readiness training program and working individually and in small groups, individuals will focus on:

Interpersonal skills – getting along with co-workers and supervisors
Communication skills – listening, speaking clearly, following directions
Developing flexibility – working on different tasks and in varied work teams
Productivity – working quickly and accurately, meeting deadlines
Organizational skills – setting priorities, completing work as assigned
Problem solving – making decisions, taking responsibility
Personal appearance – hygiene and appropriate work attire
Attendance and punctuality – arriving each day on time and maintaining consistent attendance

Duration:
This program runs three to six months, depending upon individual progress.

Entrance requirements:
Motivation to work; entry-level or ability to learn skills in the above areas that will lead to employment.

For more about our job training programs, contact lwenzel@viscardicenter.org

 

Service Contact

Lauren Wenzel
Senior Coordinator of Consumer Services
516.465.1503
lwenzel@viscardicenter.org

Explore Services

Meet The First National Bank of Long Island.

January 28, 2014

Read how The First National Bank of Long Island Hoopsters hit the court for a friendly, yet competitive, game of basketball against the Henry Viscardi School Cougars and left powerfully touched.

More Services

“At-risk” Youth and “With Promise” Youth Programs

Designed for students with and without disabilities identified as “at-risk” or “with promise” enrolled in high school, the program focuses on improving attendance and self-esteem while showing how education impacts employment through work opportunities and exposure to post-secondary institutions.

Vocational/Educational Evaluations & Assessments

Evaluations & Assessments are administered to youths and adults with disabilities to determine skill levels, aptitudes and interests to clarify career goals and identify strengths/weaknesses as they relate to vocational success and provide information relevant to instructional planning/remediation.

School-to-Work Transition

School-to-Work Transition

School-to-Work Transition for students with disabilities gives them an understanding of the relevancy of education and how it relates to employment. The program focuses on career development, employment preparation, independence and community integration, as well as motivation and self-esteem.

Return to Work Initiatives

Return to Work initiatives are designed to facilitate the earliest possible return for injured or ill workers to the workforce and to reduce the risk of an on-site injury or accident from occurring again.

Middle School Education

Middle School Education

The middle school program (grades 6 to 8) at the Henry Viscardi School offers children with physical disabilities a challenging academic curriculum that prepares them for high school. Personal growth and leadership development opportunities are also available during these transition years.

Marketing Anthropology Project

null

Job Posting Service

null

Job Coaching and Supported Employment

Job Coaching and Supported Employment

Job Coaching and Supported Employment helps individuals with disabilities seek out and develop jobs and also provides on- and off-site assistance so that they fully understand their responsibilities and can be successful in the workplace.

Information Services

The National Business & Disability Council offers an information hotline staffed with knowledgeable information specialists who can offer guidance on a variety of disability-related employment issues. A monthly e-newsletter and exclusive website provide members with additional resources.

Information Services

The National Business & Disability Council offers an information hotline staffed with knowledgeable information specialists who can offer guidance on a variety of disability-related employment issues. A monthly e-newsletter and exclusive website provide members with additional resources.

High School and Post 12th Grade Education

High School and Post 12th Grade Education

The high school program at the Henry Viscardi School provides a fully-enriched academic curriculum that assists students with disabilities in achieving a Regents or Local diploma and developing life skills, while empowering them to become active, independent and self-sufficient young adults.

Evaluations for Students with Disabilities

Evaluations for Students with Disabilities

Evaluations, such as The Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery, are administered to high school and college students with disabilities to identify specific weaknesses that may interfere with academic success while providing information relevant to instructional planning and remediation.

Employment Placement Services

Employment Placement Services

Our Employment Placement Services Specialists assist youths and adults with disabilities, aging individuals and veterans in conducting efficient job searches by identifying work preferences, matching job skills with market needs, improving interview techniques and developing effective resumes.

Employment Initiatives

The National Business & Disability Council assists human resources and diversity professionals in developing a proactive plan to assure they are taking all the actions necessary to address the recruitment, hiring, retention, and advancement of people with disabilities within their companies.

Employer Disability Initiatives

The National Business & Disability Council is a comprehensive resource for companies looking to develop, implement and grow solid disability programs. Services include employment initiatives, consultation, customized training and workshops, accessibility surveys and information services.

Employer Disability Initiatives

The National Business & Disability Council is a comprehensive resource for companies looking to develop, implement and grow solid disability programs. Services include employment initiatives, consultation, customized training and workshops, accessibility surveys and information services.

Elementary School Education

Elementary School Education

The Henry Viscardi School provides elementary aged children (Pre-K to grade 5) with severe physical disabilities a common core learning standards curriculum, robust cultural enrichment, a variety of therapies and assistive technology in a safe, nurturing environment.

Consultation and Training

The National Business & Disability Council guides companies to see the value people with disabilities bring from an employee, consumer and supplier standpoint and how this market can be part of a larger business strategy. Its services include consultation, training, and workshops.

Consultation and Training

The National Business & Disability Council guides companies to see the value people with disabilities bring from an employee, consumer and supplier standpoint and how this market can be part of a larger business strategy. Its services include consultation, training, and workshops.

Case Management Services

Our Case Management Service professionals assist individuals with disabilities in understanding their vocational needs by providing support and guidance during training and placement programs and helping them to reach their career goals.

Previous
Next