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Employment Services

Employment Services provide supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Employment Services

Employment Services provides Prevocational and Supported Employment to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in preparing for volunteering and worksite experiences, as well as obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Prevocational Services are pre-employment and/or job readiness activities specified in an individual’s Life Plan and Prevocational Habilitation Plan/Staff Action Plan. These services are habilitative and prepare the individual for paid employment or meaningful community activities that enable an individual to prepare to attain the highest level of community engagement in the most integrated setting with the ultimate goal of employment. Prevocational Services are delivered as Community-Based Services.

Individuals will typically transition to Employment Services, such as Pathways, Inc., after they have received intensive supported employment services funded by the NYS Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) and require limited job coaching to successfully maintain their employment. Individuals also come to supported employment from programs that offer intensive training such as Employment Training Program (ETP).

COVID-19 Prevocational Services Re-Opening Plan

Pathways, Inc. Prevocational Services Re-Opening Plan

Support Services

  • Job development or partnership with employers to match an employee to the employer’s needs
  • Support for the employer to properly train and assist the employee, ongoing communication with the employer to ensure their needs are met
  • Education and assistance for the individual to obtain employment
  • Job coaching provided at the job site to assist and educate individuals to perform job tasks independently and safely
  • Job coaching, supports, training and education outside of work hours to develop life skills necessary to be successful at work such as problem-solving skills, travel training, interpersonal relationship development, and safety skills
  • Businesses may be eligible for tax credits and save money on recruitment, orientation, job training and retention

Population and Geographic Area Served

The Employment Services program serves adults in Chemung and Steuben counties, must be age 21 and over and eligible for services through the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Access to Services

All individuals must meet eligibility criteria as defined by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. A referral should be made by their Care Coordinator.

Contact

To learn more about eligibility and the support services available through Employment Services, contact:

Program Coordinator

Pathways, Inc.
33 Denison Parkway West, Corning, New York 14830
T: (607) 937-3218

Community and Habilitation

These programs provide various day programming and employment options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and support for individuals that are Nursing Home-eligible or have traumatic brain injuries, in addition to behavioral health services for adults with mental illness and/or alcohol and substance abuse. Additionally, programs include support services for children with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility and their families. Eligibility and type of assistance vary by service.

Adult Behavioral Health HCBS

Pathways, Inc. is an approved provider of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) for adults in Steuben County.

Children's Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Children's HCBS is a strength-based program that serves youth ages 0–21 years with serious emotional difficulties, developmental disabilities (if in foster care), and medical fragility.

Community Habilitation

Community Habilitation services are habilitation services that are provided to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities individually and with small groups.

Day Habilitation

Day Habilitation services are habilitative services that are provided through group activities out of the person’s home. Day Habilitation services can assist individuals to acquire, retain or improve their self-help, socialization, and adaptive skills, such as communication, travel and adult interactions.

Employment Services

Employment Services provide supports to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to assist in obtaining and maintaining paid competitive jobs.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services, funded through the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities, offers a variety of supports for families of individuals with a developmental disability who live at home with a family member.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Support Services

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Nursing Home Transition & Diversion (NHTD) Support Services are provided under the guidance of the Department of Health and offer eligible individuals support both in their own home, as well as the community.