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PathPoint’s Ventura County Division has provided support to the community since 1985, starting with services for individuals with disabilities and the addition of employment services since 2001. Behavioral Health services began in 2006 with the opening of the Life Skills Center and expanded with the Transitions Employment Program in 2018. Highlights:
Comprehensive curriculum-based program that provides support and instruction in vocational skills, interests, and social aptitudes. It also provides the opportunity for participants to reach maximum social, intellectual, physical, sensory, and emotional functioning levels. Contact: Bri Berry at Brianna.Berry@PathPoint.org 805-520-8744 x1402.
Participants attend the one-year, 5-day a week internship in a business setting, participating in work rotations at the host site to gain experience and transferrable skills. (St. John’s Regional Medical Center Oxnard, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Camarillo, and Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village.) PathPoint leads afternoon workshops at the site covering: communication, interviewing, job search and reflection. Participants also receive job support and mentoring following the completion of the program to secure competitive employment. Contact: Heather Sturm at Heather.Sturm@PathPoint.org 805-863-5548.
Integrated Work (IWK) and Group Supported Employment (GSE)
IWK combines community integration with opportunities to work in various paid part-time employment contracts within Ventura County. GSE are supervised work crews performing community jobs. Contact: Jaclyn Armstrong at Jaclyn.Armstrong@PathPoint.org 805-413-0790 x1439.
Job Placement Services (JPS)
Helps individuals to successfully secure local jobs with assistance in resume writing, interview preparations, and job search strategies. Contact: Canaan Knapp at Canaan.Knapp@PathPoint.org 805-413-0790 x1435.
Individual Supported Employment (ISE)
Provides one-on-one job coaching services that include individualized instruction, training, and intervention to help individuals improve work skills and positive work behaviors. A Job Coach counsels individuals on issues related to competitive employment, monitors progress on the job, and acts as liaison between the employer and employee. Contact: Canaan Knapp at Canaan.Knapp@PathPoint.org 805-413-0790 x1435.
External Situational Assessment (ESA) and Work Adjustment Services (WAS)
Utilize work sites to identify an individual’s work readiness; time-limited training at a work site; and the development of work behaviors and functional capacities to maintain positive employment. Contact: Canaan Knapp at Canaan.Knapp@PathPoint.org 805-413-0790 x1435.
Paid Internship Program (PIP)
Is available to job seekers served by Tri-Counties Regional Center who want to gain work skills and experience that will increase opportunities for future employment. Contact: Canaan Knapp at Canaan.Knapp@PathPoint.org 805-413-0790 x1435.
Community Independent Living Services (CILP)
Provides living arrangements with instruction relating to independent living skills in an apartment leased by PathPoint in Thousand Oaks. Contact: Dawn Ashe at Dawn.Ashe@PathPoint.org or (805) 413-0790 ext. 1445.
Offers 3 hours a day of intensive instruction and support either in the morning and/or the evening. The CILP Intensive Program is designed for individuals who need more intensive instruction and support, for example with taking medication. Contact: Dawn Ashe at Dawn.Ashe@PathPoint.org or (805) 413-0790 ext. 1445.
Independent Living Services (ILS)
Provides 10-20 hours per month of one-on-one instruction and support pertaining to living skills. Contact: Dawn Ashe at Dawn.Ashe@PathPoint.org or (805) 413-0790 ext. 1445.
Supported Living Services (SLS)
Provides an opportunity for individuals to experience independence while receiving moderate to intensive support to help them achieve success in their own home. Hours of support varies based upon individual needs and availability, up to 15 hours per day. Contact: Dawn Ashe at Dawn.Ashe@PathPoint.org or (805) 413-0790 ext. 1445.
Life Skills Center
A recovery, restoration, and relapse prevention program for people diagnosed with chronic mental illnesses. Our center is open to enrolled adults Monday—Friday from 10am-2pm. Members increase effective coping skills, decrease isolation, and learn skills in managing their mental health diagnosis in this therapeutic social setting. Lunch is provided as well as a Food Pantry. Referrals required from Ventura County Behavioral Health. Contact: Linda Farhat at Linda.Farhat@PathPoint.org or 805-413-0350.
Youth Networked Services
Thank you for your interest in Youth Networked Services. For more information, please contact the Ventura County Workforce Development Board at (805) 477-5306 or visit the website at: workforceventuracounty.org
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