The Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network, a nursing care and assisted living center on Cleveland’s West Side graciously hosts one of Cornucopia’s community-based vocational training programs for people with disabilities. A Cornucopia case manager is on-site working with trainees to develop work habits, attitudes, behaviors, and skills they will use in any competitive job.
Trainees work side-by-side with staff members in most of the daily operations of the dietary, laundry and housekeeping departments facing the challenges and rewards of competitive employment. Trainees also work on critical work behaviors such as work speed, quality, cooperative interactions and good attendance.
This experience prepares individuals for work in settings such as restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and food service operations. Although this program can prepare someone for jobs in these settings, placement is completed based on individual goals.
The vocational training program at Eliza Jennings can also help evaluate an individual’s potential for other areas of competitive employment. Cornucopia staff can help trainees determine which areas of employment they would be best suited for while they may even be discovering areas of new personal interest. Additionally, trainees who meet their goals and successfully complete their vocational training program are in a prime position to be hired by Eliza Jennings should an appropriate position be available.
Cornucopia Employee Development Services for People with Disabilities are accredited by CARF, The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.