Service to individuals, service providers, government agencies, advocacy groups, existing organizations and employers – to eliminate barriers to employment and bridge the gap between job seekers with disabilities and the employers who want to hire them. The following services are offered through North Country Independent Living:
- Job Preparation
- Job Development
- Job Placement
- Interest & Skills Inventory
- Job Coaching
- Job Shadowing
- On-the-Job Training
- Supported Employment
- And more
Please contact Dawn at 715-392-9118 Ext. 27 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Personalized Care You Direct
The North Country Independent Living Personal Care Program serves individuals of all ages and all disabilities in all 8 (eight) of our service counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn counties. We provide two types of service: Personal Care and Supportive Home Care. Our goal is to allow the individual, our consumer, to have a choice in how his or her services are provided. At North Country Independent Living, we believe:
Persons needing assistance in their homes should have the freedom and opportunity to control their lives, manage their own affairs and live as they choose in the community.
Persons utilizing our services should take an active role in the planning, implementation and evaluation of our services.
Every consumer should be satisfied and comfortable with the services he or she receives.
At North Country we understand that living your life depends on getting out and around in your community. That’s why we operate our Transportation Voucher program, a Volunteer Driver program and we work with individuals, groups and agencies on improving access to transportation for everybody.
Skills to Pay the Bills
Skills to Pay the Bills Soft Skills Training provides teen participants with practical, hands-on techniques to help with every day communications such as when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Soft skills help individuals get along with others at home, at school, and at work. People use soft skills every day when talking to someone, working with someone, making a decision, and more. Employers like to hire people with good soft skills. So, how are good soft skills developed? Through practice!
By the end of this training, participants will learn more about…
- Communication skills
- Demonstrating a positive attitude
- Being a team player
- Networking your way to success
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Being professional
Youth Café -Transition planning for students in high school North Country has a new opportunity to meet with students (aged 17-21 who are juniors or seniors) in high school. The requirements are that the student has applied for, and been accepted by DVR (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation) to receive training in our Youth Café. We hope to have small groups of students in local communities, but will also train single students on IL skills and the history of the disability movement, self-advocacy, budgeting and money management, emergency preparedness, pre-employment skills, job exploration and development in their community, and other independent living skills. Measurements of the students’ progress will be measured by pre and post-training testing and discussion.
For mor information on Youth Cafe and Skills to Pay the Bills please contact Liz Gilbertson at 715-392-9118 extension 12 or email at email@example.com