ACHIEVA's Pre-Vocational services are available at our Strip District, Wilkinsburg, West Mifflin, Bridgeville and Greensburg locations. Participants focus on developing vocational skills in a habilitative environment. ACHIEVA provides real work opportunities for individuals, with disabilities, while preparing them for future employment in the community. Supports will include personal and work adjustment training designed to develop appropriate worker traits and teach an understanding of the work environment, work sampling, paid contract work and support groups that promote peer interaction and social development.
The focus of our pre-vocational services is to provide real work opportunities for individuals, with disabilities, while preparing them for future employment in the community. The majority of the work available in a pro-vocational setting is paid on a piece rate and wages are determined by an individual's level of productivity. The majority of this work is done on-site with staff supervision and guidance. Our Strip District location also offers enclave opportunities where groups of individuals will travel off-site to perform work for different companies.
Most individuals receiving pre-vocational services are supported at a 1:15 staffing ratio, although, sometimes more intensive support is required. Programs operarte Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.