A modern, person centred service providing quality programs tailored to meet individual choices.

Community Participation/Life Choices Programs

Post School Options (PSO) provides a day service to adults with a disability. Service users develop an Individual Support Plan (ISP) which is person centred, with their family, support network and PSO support staff, outlining goals the individual would like to achieve.

Aims

  • Help you to achieve personal goals
  • Assist you to become more independent
  • Support you to participate as an active member of the community

Objectives

  • Develop life skills and increase independence
  • Continue learning and participate in meaningful activities
  • Participate in the local community
  • Have an active and valued role in your community
  • To support you in the transition from school to adulthood
  • Expand friendships and social networks

Day to day, PSO support staff work to assist in identifying activities, programs and opportunities to work towards achieving individual short and long term goals. Individuals attending PSO will be supported to review their PCP regularly to ensure it remains reflective of what they would like to achieve.

Attendance at PSO is flexible, and depends on individual needs and funding.

Activities

Activities are typically provided in the community and in a group setting. Activities focus on autonomous skills and community involvement.

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Art and craft
  • Music and dance
  • Gardening
  • Social outings to restaurants, shopping centres, cinemas, ten pin bowling and more
  • Employment based programs
  • Combining with neighbouring services for sporting days, BBQ’s, discoes, meet and greets
  • Annual regional swimming and athletics carnivals
  • Preparing for and participating in local Eisteddfod
  • Combined services music night, with karaoke
  • Cooking program
Post School Options, Cowra Special Needs
Post School Options, Cowra Special Needs
Post School Options, Cowra Special Needs

Transition to Work Program

Post School Options also manages the Transition to Work program which offers

  • Planned, measurable pre-vocational training to individuals
  • Planned and individualised support in identifying the range of further education, training and employment opportunities
  • Individualised support to access further education, training or employment opportunities
  • Planned and individualized support in the development of skills
  • Development of an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) which outlines a pre-vocational training plan and the roles and responsibilities of those involved including accredited training providers and evaluation and review of the plan in regards to the quality and effectiveness in meeting identifies needs and goals.

Each plan is reviewed periodically in consultation with the individual, their family and carer to ensure that the plan responds to the individuals changing needs, including consideration of Aboriginality, culture, religion, age, gender and support needs.

Some of the regular activities enjoyed by Cowra Post School Options services users include:

  • Tenpin Bowling
  • Dancing and Discos
  • Theatre
  • BBQ’s
  • Bus Trips
  • Swimming
  • Craft
  • Sporting Carnivals
  • Bush Walking
  • Riding for Disabled
  • Work Experience
  • Community Activities
  • Art Workshops
  • Cooking
  • Snooker
  • Computer Training
  • Bike Riding
  • Fishing

Experienced Trained Staff

Post School Options’ team of enthusiastic motivated and trained staff work hard to ensure that every experience is positive and encourages participants to fulfil their potential. Staff ensure that the appropriate care and development opportunities are available and accessible to everyone who takes part in the program.

Service users are treated with respect and dignity and every effort is made to conduct activities which are community based. This allows for greater community integration and participation in mainstream activities.

Programs are tailored to suit individual needs and social interaction is encouraged with a number of social activities taking place throughout the year.

For further information about Post School Options please contact us.