The Unicorn Centers’ Job & Life Skills program prepares the people in our care for community employment by providing the support that each person needs to experience success in the workplace.
All the people in our care are treated in a manner consistent with a “real job.” Each person is assigned a Unicorn Centers’ staff member as a supervisor, is given breaks and is expected to meet production demands within his/her abilities and are paid appropriately for their work. Our priority is for all people to work successfully and experience a new level of self reliability and self esteem – all provided in a safe, encouraging and educational atmosphere among peers and friends.
Certified by the Department of Labor, the people in our care are participating in our Job & Life Skills program work at the Unicorn Centers on sub-contracted jobs in partnership with area businesses. This is often the first experience that many have had holding a job. We take pride in assuring that every dedicated and hard working person earns his/her paycheck for a job well done. The people in our care earn personal spending money allowing them to be more independent, more productive and more included in our community.
Through their participation in our Job & Life Skills program, participating people:
- learn how to successfully work with others
- follow multi-step directions
- learn to work with a supervisor
- learn how to stay on task
- practice working with job site tools & machines
- practice counting, money and math skills
- practice successful & safe assembly and packaging
- learn about work place safety
In between contract participation times, the people in our care work with our exceptional staff – many of whom are retired teachers and business leaders. The people participate in familiar school and classroom activities such as reading, writing, math and current affairs. Furthermore, the people in our care engage in activities teaching and practicing important life skills and curriculum especially geared to adults with special needs such as personal hygiene, healthy shopping and meal preparation, cooking and cleaning skills, home safety, personal safety, etc.
What do our contracts and projects look like? Contract operations include, but are not limited to:
- light manufacturing
- bulk mailing and more
Contact us at [email protected] or call 210.737.3355
Click Here to view the January 2020 activity calendar for our Job and Life Skills Program. Due to the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, our program is temporarily closed and will re-open as directed by health experts and as regulations allow.
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