Northern Tier Programs
Bradford - Sullivan - Susquehanna - Wyoming Counties
Center located at Lake Plaza 2 Route 706, Montrose, PA
Adult Day Center is our program that provides activities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Program participants engage in a wide variety of activities including, but not limited to skill development, pre-vocational training, healthy living activities, healthy physical activities, bowling, shopping, as well as working on specific goals. Many arts and crafts projects are included. This program is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
Community Employment & Placement Services
These services provide assistance in obtaining and maintaining a competitive job within the community to individuals who are intellectually and developmentally challenged. The jobs pay the same wage and benefits received by other employees. Individuals are trained in interviewing skills, proper hygiene, dress code and other areas of job readiness. Clients actively pursue employment with the assistance of an Employment Specialist/Job Coach by utilizing newspaper advertisements, the internet, cold calls and other leads that meet the needs, wants, and abilities of the individual. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach accompanies clients to their job and actively participates in job training and coaches the individual on all aspects of the job to ensure satisfactory performance. The Employment Specialist/Job Coach decreases work hours as the job tasks are mastered. Goodwill receives the cooperation of many area businesses, which in turn leads to the successful placement of employees in many locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Some students with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) do not always know what they should or what they want to do once they graduate high school. The ultimate goal of this program is to enhance the individuals’ potential for success in life after school by helping them pursue areas of interest. Goodwill can offer services in the following areas:
- Vocational Enhancement
- Home & Community Habilitation
- Educational Enhancement
- Life Skills
- Family Education & Advocacy