Patients will assess their skills by completing a pre-vocational packet & acquire materials needed to successfully start the vocational process such as an ID or driver’s license and interview appropriate clothing.
Patients attend two vocational groups per week as well as meet with MARC’s Vocational Specialist individually one time per week. During this time, patients will build a resume, practice job interview skills, and ultimately apply for work, attend job interviews, and find a job that suits their individualized needs, interests and passion.
Patients will be actively working and experiencing slightly more freedom while continuing to attend vocational group and openly discuss what they are learning and the challenges they are facing, as well as successes they are experiencing. Patients will also be signed up for and utilize a True Link Card so that the vocational specialist can see and monitor their spending habits and help them to learn and sustain budgeting skills.
Patients will continue to work, attend vocational groups when possible, and meet with the MARC Vocational Specialist individually twice monthly for continued support and direction. Patients will begin to experience even more independence and less monitoring from MARC staff, while still having full access to clinical, medical and vocational support.