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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), Occupational Therapy Training Program – San Francisco (OTTP-SF), and Toolworks 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

Toolworks – Services offered in American Sign Language (ASL), English, and Spanish.  www.toolworks.org


Competitive community job placement

RAMS

Citywide

Caminar

PRC

OTTP

Toolworks

*Employment Services

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*Job Coaching

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*Situational Assessment

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*Vocational Assessment

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*Work Adjustment

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*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.

Vocational Skills Training

RAMS

Citywide

PRC

OTTP

Toolworks

*First Impressions Basic Construction & Remodeling

 

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*GROWTH project – horticultural & landscaping

 

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*IT HelpDesk/ITDeskTop/Advanced Helpdesk

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*Janitorial and Clerical Internship

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*Occupational Skills Training in Janitorial

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*Slice of Life Café and Catering

 

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Advanced Clerical Training

 

 

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Vocational Services

 

 

 

 

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Employee Development

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Transitional Age Youth (TAY)

Ages 15-24 for OTTP-SF and 15-25 for RAMS

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Criminal Justice Specialization

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*These programs have separate recruitment timeline and application.