Through our B.E.S.T. (Building Employment Skills Training) program, Community Living, Inc. works with individuals who require additional assistance in reaching their full employment potential. The purpose of the B.E.S.T. program is to help equip individuals with important job and workplace skills and to develop the confidence needed to succeed in the workforce. This program is individualized and the area of focus varies from person to person.
Typically the skills worked on include: interpersonal skills such as communication, social awareness, teamwork, accepting criticism, and professional etiquette. Additional areas which are addressed include building stamina and increasing speed.
Discovery & Exploration
Staff helps each individual create an employment roadmap by identifying their preferences, including potential job sites and preferred jobs. The information helps us identify employment opportunities available to the individual. Individuals also participate in an assessment process where they physically try positions of their interests to help us gather supporting data and documentation of viable employment options.
We assist individuals in searching for the best possible job match based on skills, abilities, and interests. This also includes interview skills training, resume assistance, job application assistance, and job placement.
We provide on-the-job training to help individuals learn and perform their job duties. Job coaching is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is dependent upon the individual’s schedule.
Follow Along (Retention)
This allows for long-term on-the-job support for the life of the individual’s job.