Southeastern Minnesota Center For Independent Living (SEMCIL)
Employment Support for Workers with Disabilities
SEMCIL - Winona Office
902 E 2nd St, Ste 311, Winona, MN, 55987
Distance: 808 Miles
Program provides training or work experience to individuals with disabilities or impairing health conditions to help them find a job and become economically independent
The Pre-Employment Program offers an ongoing seven-week program designed to provide individuals with disabilities the skills they need when pursuing employment.
Program focuses on these topics:
* Helping consumers identify skills they offer an employer
* Setting long term and short term goals
* Handling questions concerning disability
* Understanding job descriptions and agency policies
* State and federal work incentives
* Reasonable Accommodations and how to ask for them
* Filling out a job application
* Using resumes, cover letters and thank you letters
* Creating a resume
* Preparing for a job interview
* Practicing mock interviews
* References and volunteering
The Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL) believes that people with disabilities of all ages (including older adults) have the right to equal opportunity, access and choice and the same freedom for self-direction in everyday life as other members of their communities.
Client Information and Specialization
- People with disabilities
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
Call Southeastern Minnesota Center for Independent Living (SEMCIL) Independent Living Services, complete Independent Living intake form and complete a program application.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Thursday
Winona, Houston, Goodhue, and Wabasha Counties
|Toll Free||(888) 452-5490|
- SEMCIL - Rochester Office 2200 2nd St SW, Rochester, MN, 55902-3980
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LR-1550Centers for Independent Living Definition
Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.
LR-3100.1800-050Adult Development Centers Definition
Community-based programs that provide supportive services for adults with developmental disabilities who have indicated that they wish to develop skills in the areas of community involvement, self-advocacy, self-care and/or employment training. Many may transition into supported employment or other more independent settings in the community as a result of the training. Participants generally need sustained support and direction in developing the ability to interact with others, to make their needs known, and to respond to instructions.
ND-2000.6600Prevocational Training Definition
Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.
ND-9000Vocational Rehabilitation Definition
Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.
ND-9200Volunteer Service Programs Definition
Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are willing to volunteer their time at low wages (or without remuneration) to work on social and economic development, environmental improvement or public safety projects throughout the U.S. and developing countries.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-8750People With Disabilities/Health Conditions Definition
Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, illnesses or injuries that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities and health conditions may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.
YL-3500.9500Workers With Disabilities Definition
Employed individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations.
YQ-1500Consumer Directed Organizational Perspective Definition
Organizations and individual practitioners who offer maximum choice and control (including the ability to select, manage and dismiss their workers) to people who use services or other supports to help with daily activities.