Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) are designed to assist individuals enrolled in Health and Recovery Plans to receive supportive services either in their own home or in the community. Fundamental to HCBS services is a person-centered and recovery-focused provision of care. Argus Community’s prevocational program is a creative, successful program where individuals develop skills that prepare a person for paid or unpaid employment. Gaining work-related experience is considered crucial for job placement and career development.
Program Participants receive training and work experience that contributes to the development of job-related skills and employability. Participants are taught concepts such as: work compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, and safety, and, if applicable, how to identify obstacles to employment, obtain paperwork necessary for employment applications, and how to interact without the use of drugs with people who have not used drugs especially in the work place. Participants are provided with scheduled activities outside of an individual’s home that support acquisition, retention, or improvement in job-related skills related to self-care, sensory-motor development, communication and socialization, daily living skills, and community living. This could include opening and maintaining a bank account for work-related direct deposit.
Every member receives a comprehensive evaluation, a patient-centered individualized plan of care with self-stated goals, and a program of therapies unique to their treatment needs.
Prevocational Services are a Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) available for people 21 and over who are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) and found eligible after completing the NYS Eligibility Assessment. Individuals must have a clear desire to work in competitive employment.
- Comprehensive screening and assessment services
- Patient-centered individualized plans of care and care coordination
- Individual vocational counseling
- Placement in volunteer work, and paid or unpaid time-limited internships
- Referral to education, vocation, and wellness services
- Employability Training
Argus Community ensures Prevocational Services clients have continuous access to high quality home and community based services that are integrated into a comprehensive, person-centered and recovery-focused provision of care.