Lionheart WORKS is a vocational education program that provides individuals, 18 and older, with customized work experiences while teaching basic employment skills. The curriculum is designed to teach independence and communication; matching educational strengths with work-related activities.
Offsite work settings are selected based on affinities, abilities and work readiness for each participant. Existing worksites include the Lionheart Gardens, LionheARTisans, Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community, Ed Isakson YMCA of Alpharetta, City of Alpharetta Parks and Recreation Department, Canine Assistants, Loving Hands Veterinary Hospital, Trophy Club Golf Course, Scottsdale Farms, Y Radio Broadcasting Station, Community Writer at Large for local newspapers and Lioncrest Farms.
Individuals entering the WORKS program begin with an assessment and discovery process to determine appropriate support and job options. Vocational instruction, applied academics, social thinking and self-advocacy as related to the work environment are done both on the Lionheart campus and at the individual’s specific work sites.
Our program assigns two job coaches to each participant and two work sites to develop in and gain experience. The coaches provide support at designated work sites and work collaboratively with the WORKS team, site supervisors and family members. Lionheart WORKS is designed to help individuals achieve their highest level of independence in the areas of daily living, recreational activities, and vocational development. For more information: Heather Wagner, Director of Lionheart Works, firstname.lastname@example.org | 770.772.4555.