A “work ready” individual possesses the foundational skills needed to be minimally qualified for a specific occupation as determined through a job related profile. Work readiness benchmarks the median skill level for all job profiles within a given occupation.
Workplace readiness skills and behaviors are important as we ensure residents have the essential academic ability, critical thinking and personal skills to maintain employment. Academic skills such as reading, writing, basic math and communication skills are essential for optimal job performance and a successful career.
Work readiness is also known as soft skills, employability skills, or job readiness skills. By developing these abilities, we help residents learn how to interact with supervisors and co-workers. Working readiness skills are necessary for any job.
Soft skills are specific personality and behavior traits that makes you compatible to work with. Below are some of the most common soft skills that are useful to have for job readiness.
Soft Skills for Job Readiness:
Life Skills Training (LST) is a three-year Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention program. LST provides people with training in personal self-management, social skills, and resistance skills specifically related to substance abuse. Life skills include critical and creative thinking, decision-making, effective communication, as well as skills for developing healthy relationships and a positive self-concept.
Life skills help people make responsible, informed choices and can promote healthy lifestyles as well as career success. Think of life skills as multi-purpose, they are easily transferable behaviors you can apply to experiences, roles, and industries. These can and do overlap with professional skills since they tend to be general skills that equip you for the world. The best part about life skills, unlike other professional or person skills is that they can be picked up just by living. The experiences you live help you master certain abilities, like communication, self-management, etiquette, and other soft skills.
There are an infinite amount of skills you can acquire in your working career, such as knowledge-based and experience-based life skills, which tend to be particularly helpful in your journey towards work. Since you can gain these through your everyday tasks, life skills can always be learned and improved upon.
Life Skills Essential to help your Success
Empowering people with behavioral & mental health challenges, to live their best life possible.
We are committed in helping individuals, achieve full recovery and freedom back to the community. We shadow our Residents on their journey to recovery; understanding their history and working in unison to create a new future.
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