Community-Based Work Evaluations
CBWE is designed for individuals looking to sample jobs. Funded through the DVR, ENABLE provides opportunities and job coaching in the community for individuals to learn new skills and better determine what type of career path they will take. A Community Based Work Evaluation is an assessment to determine an individual’s work related skills, behaviors, interests, abilities, strengths, aptitudes and barriers to determine level of support needs for competitive, integrated employment.
The CBWE is done in an employment setting with the highest level of integration possible, and is a tool to assist in identifying vocational goals. THE CBWE will determine if a particular type of job is appropriate and if the individual has the academic, physical, cognitive ability, interpersonal skills social skills and motivation to do the job. The CBWE is particularly valuable when the person has never worked, never worked outside of a sheltered environment, evidence of significant impairments and youth, those 24 and under. A CBWE takes place over the course of six days utilizing three sites, the ENABLE employee and client work at each site for 2 days. ENABLE currently has a variety of sites to sample jobs within the clerical, warehouse, and arts fields.