PFH Employment Services offers staff specialized in meeting the needs of people who have a brain injury. Individuals are served using a team approach consisting of the participant, family and friends, referring counselor and/or service coordinator, and PFH team members.
- Specially designed vocational planning
Assessments of vocational goals consider the unique needs of people who have experienced a brain injury.
- Job Placement
One-on-one support is available throughout the job placement process. This includes intervention with employers regarding accommodations that might be needed.
- Coordination with other community agencies and organizations
Providing information and referral to support systems, including the Dept. of Health and Senior Services Adult Head Injury Program and local Brain Injury Association support groups.
- Ongoing support once a person is working, which may include:
- Job coaching and/or on-the-job training.
- Assistance with developing the necessary accommodations and work-site supports to ensure employment success.
- Brain Injury training for employers.
- Assistance with benefits planning.
- Extended Follow Along Services
Continued employment support is provided, as needed, to enhance employment retention.
- Pre-vocational Training
Job skills training provided prior to placement services through class time and job site training increases employment success.
- Transitional Home-Community Support
- Case Management services provide training and practice with activities related to developing the skills for successful independent living and maintaining a houshould.
- Brain Injury Support Groups
- Weekly and monthly support groups and socials facilitate development of support networks for survivors, family members and caregivers.
- Socialization Skills Training
- These instruction courses are designed to provide group training in a classroom and/or community setting. Examples of socialization classes could include: managing frustration, assertiveness training, improving relationships, and basic social skills.
- Special Instruction
These tutoring courses are designed to provide one-on-one and group assistance in a classroom setting. Examples of special instruction classes could include: one-handed typing, written driver exam, help with college courses, and GED.