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Competitive Integrated Employment:
Opportunities in the Community

VSI's Competitive Integrated Employment program is one in which persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (MR/DD) in Clay and Platte counties are assisted in obtaining their choice of employment in the Northland. This is accomplished through partnerships with Clay and Platte counties, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health.

The key to VSI’s successful program includes job development, assessment of consumer needs and abilities, and follow-along to ensure that workers succeed on their job. From 50 to 100 individuals generally receive services through the Competitive Integrated Employment. Some of the jobs include: food preparation, maintenance, dish washers, sacking and stocking shelves at local grocery stores, groundskeepers for an Apartment Complex, maintaining an exercise facility, and working as an assistant teacher in a toddler room at a daycare.

Typical of the work are consumers who work at grocery or discount stores, as cart gatherers, door greeters and maintenance personnel. Other jobs include working in a dog grooming center, pscale restaruants and other locations. Our Job Developer works with consumers who are interested in pursuing community based employment. If individuals qualify for supported employment, they begin a job assessment process.

During the assessment period, individuals go to various job sites to see what interest and skills they have, and what areas they will need assistance with. The next step of the process is job development where they create a resume, complete applications, and work on interview skills. Consumers are accompanied to interviews with a Job Developer.

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Getting people with developmental disabilities jobs
in Clay and Platte County for OVER 30 Years!

Job Discovery and Exploration
Job Development and Placement
Job Coaching and Supports
Extended Follow Along

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Vocational Services Inc. is proud to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a not-for-profit, and nationally recognized accreditation authority. VSI is accredited in Organizational Employment and Community Integrated Employment Services.
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