Vocational Adjustment Training (VAT)

Through training offered by the provider, the consumer receives an opportunity to acquire the personal and social adjustment skills necessary to participate in job search activities. The "hoped for" consumer outcomes are described below.

  • Transportation Training—consumer demonstrates ability to utilize appropriate transportation to access one or more specific locations.
  • Socially Appropriate Behavior Skills Training—consumer demonstrates appropriate behavior in selected settings on a routine basis.
  • Daily living skills—demonstrates skills necessary to function independently (food preparation, homemaking, etc.).
  • Communication Skills—communicates honestly and clearly, relates to authority figures, co-workers, peers, demonstrates appropriate phone etiquette, interacts and cooperates appropriately with groups.
  • Grooming—demonstrates appropriate grooming skills and hygiene for work setting.
  • Problem Solving—provides appropriate solutions to pre-identified work related barriers.
  • Goal Setting—demonstrates understanding of realistic goals/objectives.
  • Time Management—demonstrates effective time scheduling, understands the importance of punctuality and attendance, meets deadlines, schedules, and appointments appropriately.
  • Self Concept/Self motivational skills training—demonstrates understanding of personal assets, skills, and abilities.
  • Banking, Financial/Money Management—demonstrates an understanding of basic budgeting, banking services and the responsible use of credit.
  • Work Traits/Work ethics—demonstrates appropriate attendance/tardiness record, relates well with co-workers and supervisors, recognizes "quality" work, competes appropriately.
  • Conflict Resolution—demonstrates ability to cope with and appropriately resolve work-related conflicts.
  • Disability Awareness—demonstrates ability to explain one's disability and offer solutions to disability related problems in an employment setting.