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Day Program Employment Services

It is our goal that every individual served at CHESCO Services reaches their greatest potential in the vocational setting. We are comitted to ensure that consumers receive comprehensive job training in a safe and productive work environment. Our Day Programs serve approximately 300 consumers at 4 locations in Cheraw, Pageland, and Columbia and offers programs to help our consumers thrive in day to day life.

Services Offered

  • Day Activity supports and services are provided in therapeutic settings to enable participants to achieve, maintain, improve, or decelerate the loss of personal care, social or adaptive skills. Services are provided in non-residential settings that are licensed by the state. Community activities that originate from a facility licensed by the state will be provided and billed as Day Support. On site attendance at the licensed facility is not required to receive services that originate from the facility.

  • Career Preparation services are aimed at preparing participants for careers through exposure to and experience with various careers and through teaching such concepts as compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, safety, self determination, and self-advocacy. Services are not job-task oriented, but instead aimed at a generalized result. Services are reflected in the participant’s service plan and are directed to habilitative rather than explicit employment objectives. Services will be provided in facilities licensed by the state. Community activities that originate from a facility licensed by the state will be provided and billed as Career Preparation. On site attendance at the licensed facility is not required to receive services that originate from the facility.

  • Community Services are aimed at developing one’s awareness of, interaction with and/or participation in their community through exposure to and experience in the community and through teaching such concepts as self-determination, self- advocacy, socialization and the accrual of social capital. Services will be provided in facilities licensed by the state. Community activities that originate from a facility licensed by the state will be provided and billed as Community Services. On site attendance at the licensed facility is not required to receive services that originate from the facility.

  • Employment Services consist of intensive, on-going supports that enable participants for whom competitive employment at or above minimum wage is unlikely absent the provision of supports and who, because of their disabilities, need supports to perform in a regular work setting. Employment Services may include services to assist the participant to locate a job or develop a job on behalf of the participant. Employment services are conducted in a variety of settings, particularly work sites where persons without disabilities are employed and include activities such as supervision and training needed to sustain paid work. Employment Services may be provided in group settings, such as mobile work crews or enclaves, or in community-based individual job placements.

  • Employment Services consist of three distinct models: enclave, mobile work crew, and individual community placement.

    • Enclave – A small group of people (usually 8 or less) who work under the supervision of an employee of the provider agency, in a community business/industry that is not operated by a provider agency, and along side non-disabled employees to produce goods or services controlled by the community business/industry (ex. janitorial services at a specific business/industry etc.). The contractual relationship is between the business/industry and the provider agency, whereby the provider agency then pays the worker. Enclaves must originate from a facility licensed by the state.

    • Mobile Work Crew –- A small group of people(usually 8 or less), who work under the supervision of an employee of the provider agency, as a self- contained business who typically move to different work sites, by selling a service (ex. landscaping, janitorial) to purchasers within the community excluding provider agencies. The contractual relationship is between the business/industry and the provider agency, whereby the provider agency then pays the worker. Mobile Work Crews must originate from a facility licensed by the state.

    • Individual Community Placement – Assessment, job development, placement, and training involve direct facilitation and instruction by provider agency employment services staff. Individual community placement provides support in; community based instruction, career awareness, skills acquisition, strategic on the job training, long term support and follow-along. Ongoing supports and identification of long term natural supports are imperative for the worker with significant disabilities to participate in competitive employment and to ensure job stabilization without support throughout the tenure of the placement.