Scott Key Center provides the following services:
1. Day Habilitation
Involves the placement of people with disabilities who are in need of support services, rather than focusing on work activities. The creative, stimulating and therapeutic activities offered are appealing and the set up and activities offered allow people to focus better on the training activities being presented.
2. Supported Employment
Involves the placement of workers with disabilities in challenging work environments. Our staff screen qualified workers, evaluates their job skills, make placement in a competitive work environment and provide ongoing on-site assistance and training. Our job coaches train the workers until they are proficient in the requirements of the job. The worker is then integrated into the community work environment.
3. Vocational Services
Workers are trained in a number of work areas including;
- Document Destruction – Personal and business documents are shredded for persons and area businesses. Document destruction occurs at the Scott Key Center and on-site at area businesses.
- Horticulture – our greenhouse employees work year-round growing bedding plants, perennials, mums, lilies, poinsettias and many other plants which are sold to individuals and groups;
- Food service – center workers are trained in all facets of food service operations. A number have gone on to work competitively in the community;
- Mailing Services – from stuffing to sealing, labeling and stamping, workers are trained in all aspects of bulk mailing, which are done for local businesses and government agencies.
- Fulfillment – by partnering with business, employees are able to be gainfully employed participating in fulfillment jobs. These opportunities help area businesses fulfill their orders and satisfy their customers.
4. Individual Support Services (ISS)
Scott Key Center works in cooperation with local businesses to place workers into competitive employment opportunities with job coaching support. The services are adapted to the needs of the individual. Assessment of individual needs includes important persons in the worker’s social network, neighborhood and community, interests and preferences, unique gifts and talents, work-related skills and accomplishments, situations, environments and activities that do or do not work.
5. Individual Job Placements
Working with business partners Scott Key Center’s professional staff work to create jobs and training opportunities within the competitive market. Assessment of individual needs includes important persons in the worker’s social network, neighborhood and community, interests and preferences, unique gifts and talents, work-related skills and accomplishments, situations, environments and activities that do or do not work.
6. Job Development
Our trained staff perform employment assessments and seek the interest of the persons seeking employment. From the information gathered, the Job Developer will work with Area businesses to seek paid work opportunities. At times depending on the goal and interest of the individual, the Job Developer may be able to arrange volunteer opportunities for the individual to learn a skill or gain the necessary experience to obtain a paid position.
The Scott Key Center maintains a fleet of vehicles to provide door-to-door transportation for each worker from his or her home. We also either provide or arrange for transportation for each worker to his or her job site in the community. The center’s vehicles to and from their individual job sites transport many of our workers. Others use public transportation or are transported by families or co-workers.