Work Skills

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    Location: Creekside School
    Ages: 14–21
    Environment: Small classroom space, quiet environment, some hallway interactions
    Directions: Written, visual, and verbal, single-step
    Class Length: 30 minutes, 1–2 days a week

  • Description

    The Work Skills program offers students aged 14 to 21, the opportunity to explore and to develop prevocational skills. Work Skills is a center-based pre-vocational program that provides an opportunity for students to discover their likes and dislikes in addition to their strengths and weaknesses. This is achieved through a variety of hands on, creative, and effective tasks that include assembly projects, work simulations, and volunteer projects.

  • Tasks

    • Signing in and out
    • Locating and understanding assignment
    • Locating materials needed for assignment
    • Deliveries
    • Safely operating carts in hallways
    • Safely removing large full recycle bins from building
    • Safely retrieving empty replacement carts
    • Recycling
    • Filling orders
    • Table work: sorting, lacing, paper folding, categorizing, stuffing, collating
    • Packaging/weighing
    • Categorizing
    • Counting
    • Filing
    • Shredding
  • Skills

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Communication skills
    • Positive attitude
    • Teamwork
    • Listening/following directions
    • Attention to details
    • Problem solving
    • Responsibility
    • Asking for help
    • Wearing uniform/badge
    • Self-management
    • Demonstrating trustworthiness