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What Is Work Services?

Friday, September 18, 2020

Work Services DSP, Connie Snyder, works with people to help them develop job skills. Here, she’s looking over a CTB part put together by David. He’s learning attention to detail and quality, both skills that will serve him well in any job.

Work Services comes under Cardinal’s Day Services umbrella, where people learn valuable job skills that are transferable to jobs in the community.  Getting a job in the community is the ultimate goal for many, and once reached is a great point of pride. For others, Work Services is an end unto itself, a place to learn skills while earning a paycheck. Whatever the destination, each worker feels a sense of pride and ownership in their achievement.

Building Skills

Liz is one of the people working in Cardinal’s CCI Manufacturing today, learning skills that may take her to a job in the community. In the meantime, it provides her with a small income she has earned for herself.

Work Services‘ pre-vocational training assists with building the skills needed to be successful in a more independent, community setting.  Skills includes:

  • building focus and attention to tasks
  • quality vs quantity of work produced
  • interaction with supervisors, co-workers, and customers
  • recognizing and understanding social cues
  • responding to a supervisor’s request
  • time management
  • self-advocating
  • understanding and following social norms/procedures/rules
  • and so much more! 

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