Napa Valley PSI programs include Work Services, Integrated Services, and Job Placement Services which provide vital rehabilitation,work training/readiness, and job placement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
As a part of receiving services from Napa Valley PSI, individuals may be concurrently enrolled at Napa Valley College with the rights and responsibilities appropriate to their student status.
Work Services provides work opportunities and on the job training. These services are provided on-site by contracting with local businesses to process their products and off-site by working with employers to meet their labor needs. Napa Valley PSI participants also have the opportunity to develop woodworking and painting skills through a contract with the federal government to make file boxes and through the development of other hand crafted wood products. These same products are sold in local businesses and on-site at a store called “The Barn.”
While attending the Napa Valley PSI Work Services program, individuals also have the opportunity to attend on-site classes funded by Napa Valley College including Community Participation Skills, Job Readiness, Reading, and Math Concepts. These classes are designed to address barriers to independence.
Integrated Services offers individuals the opportunity to explore employment options, assess vocational interests, gain independence and build skills. At Napa Valley PSI every person enrolled in the Integrated Services program has a goal to work in direct hire, integrated employment. The program uses a profile or discovery process, coupled with community based volunteer work opportunities, to build skills and increase independence.
Individuals seeking community employment may also receive Job Placement Services, which addresses all areas of employment preparation. This includes job readiness classes, resume development, interview training, job search, job placement, and ongoing support as needed. Some job seekers may also look to Napa Valley PSI to receive an evaluation of their work skills, abilities, and barriers to employment so that comprehensive planning can be done for their employment future.