Goodwill’s Work Adjustment Training (WAT) program provides a one to three-month training program designed for individuals who have difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment. This program works to assist in developing realistic vocational goals, while teaching basic work skills needed to enter any occupation or skills training program. Emphasis is placed on building physical stamina, emotional tolerance and overall work behavior associated with entering /re-entering competitive employment or a supportive work environment.

Services include a tour of the worksite and training opportunities, development of an individualized service plan, coaching, soft skills training, coordinating and planning with referral sources and/ or funders and hands-on training in a number of tasks i.e. warehouse/dock, processing and tagging of donated merchandise, janitorial tasks, etc. Goodwill Work Adjustment Trainers also provide Personal Social Adjustment that cover an array of topics such as money management, interviewing skills, employer expectations, resume writing, workplace behavior, and appropriate work attire, etc. Services and programs that are not vocational, but that must be in place for these individuals to maintain employment are typically provided by the referral sources and/or funders. These services may include coordinating, linking and monitoring an array of services in areas such as residential, transportation, legal, medical, financial, mental health, etc.

Services are designed based on the individualized needs of those served, individuals may start services upon meeting the eligibility criteria, and participating in an intake interview. Enrollment is ongoing.

For more information call 817-332-7866 x2071 and ask for the Work Adjustment Training Program.