Employment and Assessment Services

We prepare individuals for a more independent lifestyle.
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Soft Skills Training

Soft skills help individuals get along with others at home, at school, and at work. People use soft skills every day when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Employers like to hire people with good soft skills. So, how are good soft skills developed? Through practice!

By the end of this training, participants will learn more about…

  • Communication skills
  • Demonstrating a positive attitude
  • Being a team player
  • Networking your way to success
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Being professional 

This training is recommended in a group setting and is available for both youth and adults. 

Community Living Assessment

Community living assessments help participants and their families determine the best living situation for a participant and independent living areas to continue building skills in. Recommendations address a variety of issues that may include housing options, community resources, transition planning, and remedial skill development. Assessments can take place at SVRI, at the participant's current residence, or within the community.

  • Assess the activities of daily living, including: Cooking, Cleaning, Meal Planning, Shopping, Health/Safety, Budgeting, Transportation, and Knowledge of Community Resources.
  • Activities are done within a fully functioning apartment lab setting.
  • Assist with determining best living situation and areas to continue building skills.
  • Vocational skill sets can be assessed as well, upon request.