Vocational Services at RMHA fosters self-sufficiency by providing people with the practical tools and supports they need to return to the workplace and stay employed in jobs that are meaningful and satisfying. Funded by New York State Adult Career and Continuing Educational Services (ACCES), and operating since 1996, RMHA’s Vocational Services helps young people and adults with emotional, mental health and behavioral problems through several programs:
This program provides job coaching and placement based on clients’ needs, interests, work history and education. Working with Employment and Placement Specialists, clients are prepped on how to apply for and secure jobs.
Job Placement services helps adults with mild to moderate mental health or substance abuse issues in areas of resume preparation, improving interview skills, and job referrals. Short-term counseling is provided when the client enters the workforce.
Our Vocational Assessment techniques help clients to identify job goals and appropriate training and services. Individual strengths, academic achievement, vocational interests among other essentials are identified.
Work Readiness Training
Clients participate in Training for up to 10 weeks to improve socialization skills, communicate better, and enter internships to practice new skills before beginning active employment.