Evaluation may range from three days to four weeks, depending on the needs of the individual. Any individual meeting the general admission requirements and who is at least 16 years of age is eligible after necessary medical and psychological information is obtained. During this time the client is provided with the opportunity to express his or her vocational aspirations and abilities. The client learns to identify and work around those characteristics which serve as a barrier to his or her employability and to focus and build on individual strengths and talents so that meaningful steps may be taken to realize his or her own optimal vocational potential making informed decisions based upon information and self-understanding.
Work Partners or Community Employment Services
The thrust behind these programs is to help local employers with understanding the many benefits they will enjoy when they facilitate the assimilation of disabled workers into the competitive work force. Placement is a cooperative effort between the industrial and rehabilitational communities to find competitive employment opportunities for a qualified disabled worker and help ensure their success on the job. Please ask us how our Employment Services can help you. Work Partner appointments may be held at 1313 Sunset Dr. in Vandalia Illinois or 512 Locust St. in Hillsboro Illinois.
Barriers basic to preparing clients for placement and employment in competitive employment, such as a need for better work habits, attitudes or behavior, are the targets for improvement in our Work Partners Training Program. This program lasts for one or more four-week periods. This time is spent in production areas under constant, direct supervision.
How We Pay the People We Work With in Our Agency
Skill development centers, such as our workshops in Vandalia and Hillsboro, offer jobs at wages that are based on the skill-set of the person doing the job. The worker protection legislation known as Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ensures access to these types of jobs for those individuals that qualify.
There is an 8-minute video on YouTube (embedded below) that does an excellent job of explaining how we pay the people we work with in our agency. It is called “Putting Success Within Reach—Commensurate Wage Illustration 2012” and explains the fair pay practices of community rehabilitation programs. This video is very well produced and we encourage everyone—individuals, family, the businesses we work with, and the general public—to view it. It is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired. Watch below or Click Here to view the video at YouTube.com (Warning: Link opens in a new window).
Personal And Social Adjustment Services
Future Bound Transitional Services
Future Bound empowers individuals that have graduated or are preparing to graduate from high school to understand and realize their potential, building a pathway to personal independence and job satisfaction. Staff work directly with individuals to determine their strengths, needs, job and community interests and independent living goals. Throughout the course of the program, individuals have the opportunity to participate in program components in an effort to assist them in their transition from high school to adulthood.
Community Day Services (CDS)
Community Day Services is open to developmentally disabled adults, based upon availability of funding and program capacity. Services are designed for an array of ability and skill level ranging from; 1) individuals with the most significant disability who may enjoy a program with an emphasis on in-house and community activities that include socialization, health and wellness, safety, and independent living skills to 2) individuals desiring a more advanced opportunity to learn and explore their community through volunteerism and an exposure to competitive and/or center-based employment.
The Residential Program was designed to provide individuals with an environment in which to learn basic living skills. FAYCO Enterprises has several residential homes within the region each with the needs of the individual in mind. For more information about our residential homes, please visit the Residential Program Page.
Programs are generally provided through state agency funding. Contact us for more information.