COMMUNITY DAY SERVICES
Adult Services are offered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM at the Programs and Services Building in Tinley Park, Illinois. A variety of programs are offered to enhance each individual’s adaptive living skills, economic self-sufficiency, overall level of independence, and integration into the community.
When individuals have an intellectual or developmental disability, they need help learning not only how to live with their disability, but to enhance their quality of life by reducing the isolation they often experience and helping them to participate in leisure activities. Recreational Therapy is a treatment service designed to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations. RT believes that health isn’t just the absence of illness or injury, but being able to fully participate physically, emotionally, and socially in all activities an individual may have an interest in.
Industrial Services is an in-house work opportunity for those who are best suited for employment in a highly supervised environment. Work projects are contracted from various businesses and distributed as "piece-work." This means that instead of being responsible for the entire project, the participants complete the pieces they are able to and are paid for the work completed. This affords an opportunity to still work and earn money for many adults who are unable to work in the community.
Supported Employment is designed to provide community-based employment opportunities. To prepare each adult for employment, an assessment of the individual is completed. Once assessed, they are assigned a job coach who will work with the candidate prior to employment and during the application, interviewing and training process. The job coach will also help them find local job openings that match their skill level and interests, while also utilizing St. Coletta's established network of employers to increase opportunities. Once employed, the job coach will ensure reasonable accommodations are being made while still offering a challenge to engage the participant.
The Janitorial Program is a curriculum-based, 12-week program that provides both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Once completed, the participant is able to apply for work within the community or apply to work internally with St. Coletta's custodial team.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
Must have a documented disability that prevents competitive employment in an integrated community setting
Must have a valid social security number
Must have a valid state ID
Must be certified free of communicable diseases by an M.D.
Must have funding in place at the time of admission
Must have a physical in place suggesting that program participation will not jeopardize the individual’s health or well-being
Must have an interest in program participation
Must have the skills and aptitude to benefit from the program
Must be able to obtain transportation or transport self to and from the program site
Must not possess behaviors that will interfere with the program or potentially present a risk to the individual or to others