• Food, regular utility charges and/or household appliances or items that are intended for purely for diversion/recreational purposes. • Supports or activities provided to obtain the items. • Services available under Assistive Technology, Home Adaptations, and Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies. • Community Transition Services are limited to an aggregate of $4,000 per Participant, per lifetime. Employment Skills Development Employment Skills Development services provide learning and work experiences, including volunteer work, where the Participant can develop strengths and skills that contribute to employability in paid employment in integrated community settings. Services are aimed at furthering habilitation goals that will lead to greater opportunities for competitive and integrated employment and career advancement at or above minimum wage. Employment Skills Development services are necessary, as specified in the PCSP, to support the Participant to live and work successfully in home and community-based settings, enable the Participant to integrate more fully into the community and ensure the health, welfare and safety of the Participant. Employment Skills Development services are designed to: • Be individually tailored to directly address the Participant’s employment goals as identified in the needs assessment and included in the service plan. If the Participant has received a Career Assessment that has determined that the Participant is in need of acquiring particular skills in order to enhance their employability, those identified skills development areas must be addressed within the participant’s service plan and by the Employment Skills Development service. • Enable each Participant to attain the highest level of work in the most integrated setting and with the job matched to the Participant’s career goals, interests, strengths, priorities, abilities and capabilities, while following applicable federal and State wage guidelines. • Support acquisition of skills needed to obtain competitive, integrated employment in the community.
39 • Develop and teach general, translatable skills including, but not limited to, the ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, coworkers and customers; generally accepted community workplace conduct and dress; basic workplace requirements, like adherence to time and attendance expectations; ability to follow directions; ability to attend to tasks; workplace problem solving skills and strategies; general workplace safety; and training to enable the effective use of transportation resources. • Provide and support the acquisition of skills necessary to enable the participant to obtain competitive, integrated work where the compensation for the participant is at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by participants without disabilities, which is considered to be the optimal outcome of Employment Skills Development services.
- Fall '19
- PA Health & Wellness