A variety of life enrichment options are provided for individuals receiving Meaningful Day Services through Somerset Community Services. Through Day Habilitation Services staff support individuals to develop and maintain skills related to activities of daily living, vocation and socialization, while utilizing formal teaching methods and participation in meaningful activities. Services are designed to promote greater independence and personal choice and can include things like learning: skills for employment, effective communication, self-advocacy, self-care classes, social skills, safety skills, problem solving and volunteering.
The employment team at Somerset Community Services provides both Employment Services and Career Exploration Services to provide job training to the individuals we serve.
Following a new DDA directive, all individuals will have the opportunity to work with staff to better identify their skills and interests, through a Discovery Process, and customize this to a community integrated work experience. The work experience can take many forms including apprenticeships, internships, supported employment and competitive employment. Through our Meaningful Day Services individuals can learn basic tangible work skills and get work readiness training to ensure they are prepared for employment. This includes assistance with interview preparation, resume development, communication skills and the application/job search process.
Customized Employment refers to individualizing the employment relationships between employers and employees in ways that meet the unique needs of both. The end goal being Customized Integrated Employment for all. Educating the public, building relationships and eventually creating an alliance with local businesses, allows us to “customize” the employment experience for the individuals we work with. This is a win-win situation for all.
For a detailed list of offered programs, or to submit a referral, please do not hesitate to contact us.