EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Goodwill’s Employment Services aid youth and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment. With the aid of a certified Employment Specialist, individuals are trained for all aspects of job readiness. Goodwill offers multiple employment services to meet the needs of individuals interested in acquiring successful employment.

BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS

Goodwill provides additional supports to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential. Along with the family, staff, and caregivers, our Behavioral Support Specialist implements a person-centered behavioral support plan to help increase positive behavior and decrease or eliminate severe or challenging behaviors.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION SUPPORTS

The licensed day service is designed to further enhance an individual’s independent living skills both in the center and in the community. Services include skill building, job training, and support in areas including communication, socialization, community activities, and personal care. The program is customized to an individual’s preferences and needs. Transportation is provided with this service.

COMMUNITY LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Goodwill Industries of NEPA operates 13 group homes in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. These homes serve as a safe living environment for individuals who are intellectually and developmentally disabled and unable to live independently. With the assistance of staff, individuals perform daily activities such as money management, maintaining proper diets, proper hygiene, and community integration, just to name a few. All of Goodwill’s group homes are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.

SEAL

[SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL & LEARNING]
The Goodwill SEAL program is a skills development program targeting children (ages 6
to 16) with developmental and/or emotional issues. The program offers an opportunity for socialization and recreation, counseling that reinforces positive social skills, such as getting along with others, avoiding conflicts, and anger management as well as a strong emphasis on making healthy choices.

TRANSITION SERVICES

The transition program provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to ease into adulthood before graduation. The program focuses on three major components of transition: job readiness skills, independent living skills, and community access. With respect to students’ preferences, wants, and needs, individuals are provided the opportunity to learn skills for adulthood.

COMMUNITY HOMES

Goodwill Industries of NEPA operates thirteen (13) Community Living Arrangements (CLA) in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. These homes provide a safe living environment for individuals who are intellectually and developmentally disabled and unable to live independently. The staff assists individuals with daily activities such as community integration, proper hygiene, monitoring medications, money management, preparing meals, maintaining proper diets as well as transporting residents to appointments, shopping and other activities. All community homes are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.

For more information contact Director of Residental Programs, Savannah David, by email at sdavid@goodwillnepa.org or by phone at 570-706-9586.

Resolution 2017-66