10a NCAC 27g .1203      OPERATIONS

(a)  Skills development, educational and prevocational services.  Each facility shall provide:

(1)           skills development activities which include:

(A)          community living, such as housekeeping, shopping, cooking, use of transportation facilities, money management;

(B)          personal care such as health care, medication management, grooming;

(C)          social relationships;

(D)          use of leisure time;

(2)           educational activities which include assisting the client in securing needed education services such as adult basic education and special interest courses; and

(3)           prevocational services which focus on the development of positive work habits and participation in work activities.

(b)  Employment Services.  Each facility shall provide transitional or supported employment services to facilitate client entry into competitive employment.

(1)           When supported employment services are provided by the facility, each client shall be one for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred or has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of severe mental illness.

(2)           When supported employment is to be provided by the facility, one of the following models shall be used:

(A)          job coaching and supervision of individuals in an industry or business;

(B)          mobile crew service jobs of eight or fewer workers in the community under the training and supervision of a crew leader; or

(C)          small business enterprises operated with eight or fewer workers with training and supervision provided on site.

(3)           When transitional employment services are provided by the facility:

(A)          There shall be an agreement between the facility and employer for a specific job and the job shall first be performed by a facility staff member to determine its technical requirements.

(B)          The selection of a client to fill a placement is the responsibility of the facility and the individual client.

(4)           When supported employment services are provided through a vendorship arrangement between the psychosocial rehabilitation program and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the rules in Section .5800 of this Subchapter shall apply.

(c)  Operating Hours.  Each facility shall operate for a minimum of five hours per day, five days per week (exclusive of transportation time).


History Note:        Authority G.S. 122C‑26; 143B‑147;

Eff. May 1, 1996.