Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48NEW ENGLAND VILLAGE DAY SERVICES Employment and Community Based Day Services Employment Services New England Village (NEV) has been helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities maximize their vocational potential and earn a salary through meaningful employment since its inception. This program offers opportunities for paid employment and skill acquisition towards the goal of competitive employment. Program staff members provide consistent and varied work opportunities for individuals through independent job placements, supervised crew assignment or by working directly in clerical, mail room, janitorial, or maintenance positions at New England Village. New England Village is continually seeking community partners who will provide valuable hands- on experience and career exploration opportunities to the individuals we serve in exchange for reliable and dependable employees who bring a positive attitude and energy to their jobs. In addition, New England Village operates two employment training programs designed to foster skill acquisition and career exploration: a lawn care service and a cleaning crew. Using a person-centered model, staff works closely with individuals to help them acquire skills that can be transferred into meaningful employment within the community and to secure jobs where they are paid minimum wage or more. NEV’s Colchester Neighborhood Farm (CNF) is a social enterprise that has the capacity to employ up to six crew members along with non-disabled farm workers. As a certified organic community farm, CNF provides a tremendous resource for local families and restaurants and offers an integrated work environment for the people we support. With heated greenhouses, we offer year round employment opportunities. Community Based Day Supports Individuals not currently working full-time at New England Village’s Colchester Neighborhood Farm or competitively in the community, receive complementary supports in our integrated Community Based Day Services (CBDS) program. Utilizing a person-centered approach toward career exploration and planning, the CBDS program employs a variety of tools, including skills training, and other community-based experiences, all of which can serve as a pathway toward employment. Program offerings are highly customized and are established based on an individual’s personal interests and motivation. CBDS programs include volunteerism, community outings, vocational and life skills curriculum, fitness, art and music, and aquatics. The Employment and Community Based Day Services Program offers comprehensive and enriching day and employment services for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. New England Village utilizes a person- centered approach in developing a plan for each individual to engage in vocational training that builds skills, is rewarding, and provides opportunities for community membership. Since its inception, NEV has embraced the “Employment First” philosophy, believing that every adult has a right to work and can benefit financially and emotionally by engaging in employment that is meaningful to them. To that end, we prioritize positive work habits and vocational training and exploration as the preferred pursuit for all people supported through our program.