San Francisco Vocational CO-OP
The San Francisco Vocational CO-OP is a collaboration between the City and County of San Francisco Behavioral Health Services (BHS) and the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). Together, we partner with RAMS Hire-Ability, Citywide Employment Program, Caminar Jobs Plus, Positive Resource Center (PRC), and Occupational Therapy Training Program – San Francisco (OTTP-SF) to provide comprehensive vocational services to San Francisco residents with mental health diagnoses.
All clients will be enrolled in DOR for employment services, once authorized by DOR counselor, services will include intake, employment preparation, job development, job placement and employment retention.
RAMS: Services offered in Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and Tagalog. www.hire-ability.org
Citywide: Services offered in English, French, Russian, and Spanish. http://citywide.ucsf.edu/
Caminar: Services offered in English, Russian, and Spanish. www.caminar.org
PRC – Services offered in English. www.positiveresource.org
OTTP-SF – Services offered in English, Mandarin, and Spanish. www.ottp-sf.org
*Must be authorized by DOR counselor
Employment Services - includes vocational intake assessment, employment preparation, job development and employment retention.
Vocational Assessment – assess client’s current educational, vocational levels, abilities and interests.
Job Coaching – provides intensive assistance and support in employment-related activities to promote job adjustment and retention.
Situational Assessment – utilizes actual work sites to identify client’s current level of employability through a short term trial work experience.
Work Adjustment – transitional, time-limited service that use approved volunteer sites to train clients in the meaning and demand of a job to reestablish skills, attitudes, and behaviors appropriate for work.
*These programs have separate recruitment timeline and application.