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    Pre-Vocational Services (Facility Based Employment)

    ACHIEVA's facility-based programs are available at our Strip District, Wilkinsburg, West Mifflin, Bridgeville and Greensburg locations.  Participants will focus on developing vocational skills in a habilitative environment. Supports will include personal and work adjustment training designed to develop appropriate worker traits and teach an understanding of the work environment, work sampling, paid contract work and support groups that promote peer interaction and social development.

    The focus of our pre-vocational services is to provide real work opportunities for individuals while preparing them for future employment in the community. The majority of the work available in a pre-vocational setting is paid on a piece rate and wages are determined by an individual's level of productivity. The majority of this work is done on-site with staff supervision and guidance. Our Strip District and Bridgeville locations also offer enclave opportunities where groups of individuals will travel off-site to perform work for different companies.

    Most individuals receiving Pre-Vocational Services are supported at a 1:15 staffing ratio, although, sometimes more intensive support is required. Programs operate Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    For more information, questions or to schedule a tour, please contact Bill Frase at (412) 995-5000 x453 or email at

    ACHIEVA is an equal opportunity employer. ACHIEVA strives to maintain its diverse workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply for employment regardless of disability, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age or national origin. Admissions, the provision of services and referrals of people we support, are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, ancestry, national origin, age or sex.

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