Community Based Day & Employment Supports Delta Projects Inc.
Contact InformationDelta Projects Inc.
Contact: Kelley Doel, Director of Day Operations and Organizational Learning
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: 781-449-8545 x50
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118 Allied Drive Dedham, MA 02026
Area Served: Greater Boston
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CBDS is a great program model for many of the men and women supported by Delta because it is truly person centered. As they begin the program, each person has a Positive Personal Profile developed through interviews with program staff. The profile provides the groundwork to help understand what is important to each individual, identify activities they like and dislike, types of jobs that interest them and areas of personal growth they would like to address. CBDS also offers many options for community involvement through volunteering, pursuing hobbies and special interests as well participating in social and enrichment activities.
Individuals for whom work is not a primary goal will find a great variety of options in CBDS to enjoy meaningful activities throughout their days. Where competitive employment is the goal, people will be supported to define their career goals, develop a resume and learn appropriate interview skills and work behaviors. Program staff will work with each individual to locate appropriate job opportunities and will support them throughout the hiring and job training process. As with all Delta programs, we will provide people with the level of support that is necessary for them to succeed in achieving their goal.
Delta staff assists people in becoming more independent; promoting rights, dignity and choices. We work as a team with our partners in the community establishing a trusting relationship and open communication.
Delta Projects’ Supported Employment services provide individuals with intellectual disabilities and other developmental challenges the job skills and experience needed to pursue their career interests. To begin the process, we work with each individual to develop a Positive Personal Profile. This profile identifies a wide array of personal traits including the person’s dreams, goals, interests, skills, talents, work experience, support system, and specific challenges together with creative solutions and accommodations to overcome those challenges. This information forms the basis for identifying areas of particular interest and strength, potential types of jobs and direction for job development, volunteer opportunities and other learning and community activities.
Individual Supported Employment
Based upon each person’s needs and interests, our Individual Supported Employment program offers training focused on job-seeking skills including defining interest in specific types of work, preparing a resume, practicing mock interviews, observing jobs in local businesses, volunteering and working in internships.
Once a specific job opportunity is identified, we focus on job development and training in that area, ultimately leading to job placement with a local employer. The program provides short-term on-the-job coaching and support to help with expectations on the job, work habits of successful employees, how to manage conflict in the workplace and other topics relevant to the individual, eventually fading out support once the new employee has mastered their job.
Group Supported Employment
Delta Projects’ Group Supported Employment program provides opportunities for individuals to work in an integrated setting while continuing to receive the long-term supervision, training and on-the-job support they need to be successful. Group employment settings provide opportunities for participants to earn at least minimum wage, try new things, engage with other company employees, gain valuable work experience and expand their social networks. In all of our employment supports we work as a team with our partners in the community, establishing trust and open communication to ensure the relationship benefits both the employer and their Delta Projects’ employees.
- Case Management
- Group Homes
- Skills Training
- Day/Work Activity
- Licensed By: DDS