We are committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities while providing opportunities for businesses to hire a diverse well-trained, and committed workforce in North Carolina. Our goal is to obtain and maintain competitive employment and to provide the training and the skill sets needed for people to live and work as independently as possible.
We offer an array of services through vocational rehabilitation, waiver, and state-funded employment services, high school transition programs, community-based programs, and supports people with mental illness and substance use issues.
Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)
Assertive Community Treatment Team services use a team of mental health professionals to offer a full range of support services to people with serious behavioral health needs. ACTT promotes rehabilitation and independence by teaching people the coping skills needed to live and work in their own communities safely and productively, engaging them in normal daily routines and healthy social interactions.
B3 Services/Long-Term Vocational Supports (LTVS)
The purpose of these services is to help people age 16 and over maintain their employment when they no longer need more structured Supported Employment services. Sometimes people, because of medical or behavioral needs, may require some extra support in their work environment but do not need more intensive vocational services such as help finding a job or learning how to perform the tasks of a job.
Individual Placement Supports (IPS)
We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with mental health and substance use issues. Work plays a central role in recovery, so our goal is to help people gain and retain employment. We use a person-centered holistic approach and are trained in the best practices model. As you begin your journey into the IPS program, you are taking an important step toward working independently and finding employment that fits your interests, abilities and preferences.
Employment Services Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
RHA Health Services opens doors to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are eager to join the workforce. Through state-funded vocational rehabilitation programs, our goal is to help people find jobs in their community, to assist in maintaining employment, and to help develop and advance career choices for long term employment. As you begin your journey in the Vocational Rehabilitation program, you are taking an important step toward working independently and finding employment that fits your interests, abilities and preferences, while promoting personal growth and self-respect.
Project SEARCH is a combined education and internship program for students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, who have completed their high school or community college academic requirements, but who have not yet officially graduated. The students work on employability skills in the classroom for the first hour and last half hour of the day. The majority of their day is spent at an internship for which they applied, interviewed and were selected.
Since its inception, Project SEARCH has grown from a single program site at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to over 300 sites across the United States and Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Australia. Project SEARCH’s primary objective is to secure competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Magnolia Place provides vocational training and high quality 24-hour residential services and supports for adults with disabilities 18 years and older. This program promotes personal growth and independence while supporting our students as they identify their interests and strengths and develop new skills.
Students living at Magnolia Place are encouraged to participate in community activities and events in their free time like shopping, dining out, going to concerts, and attending church or religious services of their choice.
VR School to Work Program
RHA supports local high school students as they transition into jobs and careers. Based on a plan created with their Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, we assist with career exploration, job sampling, informational interviews, and job searching. During the job search process, RHA assists with interviewing skills, building a resume, assisting with applications and communicating with potential employers. We assist in job shadowing and informational interviewing within companies to allow the student to see which job they would most enjoy and see how we can best support them. If the student already has work skills and is job ready, RHA assists with obtaining and maintaining employment.