Our staff works closely with family members and legal guardians
to ensure client satisfaction and expectations are met in a caring and respectful environment.
Services We Offer People with Degrees of Ability:
- Training and employment
- Client management
- Skill development and life enhancement activities
Who We Help:
- 16 years or older with written verification of a disability
- Demonstrate manageable medical conditions and self-help skills
- Experience barriers to employment
We serve over 340 clients with a varying degrees of disability, which includes physical impairments, developmental disabilities, brain injuries, treated mental health conditions. Our staff works closely with family members and legal guardians to ensure client satisfaction expectations are met in a caring and respectful environment.
Employment Planning Services (EPS)—A service designed to help an individual learn about employment opportunities and explore some of those jobs through situational assessments such as job tryouts, paid work trials, and volunteer experiences.
Employee Development Services (EDS) — Individualized services that assist persons to develop or re-establish skills, attitudes, work behavior and more in order to achieve positive employment outcomes.
Organizational Employment (ORG) — Center-based employment with emphasis on developing work skills needed to become employed in community settings.
Crew Employment — Community employment under the direct supervision of WCI staff.
Individual Supported Employment (ISE) — Individual community employment with supervision provided by their employer and job coaching provided as needed by WCI.
Job Placement — Placement services for individuals seeking an individual job in the community either as an advancement from crew or organizational employment or as an initial service with WCI. We assist with job seeking skills development, job coaching and job retention support.
Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H) — Supervised work experience (both center-based and crew employment) for individuals with developmental disabilities. Provided in Willmar only.
Prevocational Services— Services designed to prepare an individual for paid or unpaid employment with a focus on attendance, communication, personal hygiene, problem solving, safety, and task completion. Provided in conjunction with DT&H.
WIN Program—This program, known as Work Involvement Now, is a partnership between WCI, Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Woodland Centers, is for individuals receiving service for a mental health illness through Woodland Centers and are interested in community competitive employment. WIN is made possible by the Individual Placement Support (IPS) grant.
Characteristics of WIN-IPS Supported Employment:
- * It is an evidence-based practice
- * Practitioners focus on each person’s strengths
- * Work promotes recovery and wellness
- * Practitioners work in collaboration with state vocational rehabilitation counselors
- * IPS uses a multidisciplinary team approach
- * Services are individualized and long lasting
- * The IPS approach changes the way mental health services are delivered