This is the process by which we learn about skills and interests our job seekers may have. Knowledge of these facts can guide us in helping them find successful community employment.
During discovery, we may ask:
- What do you do at home?
- Do you have a job right now?
- Do you volunteer?
- What is your favorite activity or place?
- What does your day look like?
- What skills and interests do you have?
- What do you dislike about your regular day?
After a service coordinator refers someone to complete a discovery profile, an employment specialist will spend time with them, get to know them in settings such as at home, out in the community or in other programs they attend. It also includes interviewing people involved in their lives who know them well. This discovery process could take up to three months and may be extended. Completed discovery profiles could include a referral to vocational rehabilitation for job development.