Something Awesome in Victoria

IMG_2171-LaVillaLaVilla Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Victoria, TX had a very nice graduation ceremony for their students today. The ceremony culminated a 4-week on-the-job training program that was partnered by LaVilla, the Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services and Victoria High School. The training consisted of DRS requirements and incorporating LaVilla workplace training skills.

The Mayor, local TV station, and newspaper attended. It was very cool to see. The students spent a day in Rehab and got t-shirts as prizes for answering questions about Rehab. These guys are really going out of their way to connect with their community and embrace what Ensign is all about.

LaVilla Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center’s Building Communities Program

This program was a partnership between La Villa Rehabilitation, Texas Department of Rehabilitative Services and The Victoria High School that began on October 15, 2013. The program consisted of four weeks of on the job training focusing on DRS requirements and incorporating La Villa workplace training skills:

  • Transportation training
  • Socially appropriate behavior skills
  • Daily living skills
  • Communication skills
  • Grooming
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting
  • Time management
  • Self concept and self motivation skills training
  • Work traits and work ethics
    • Conflict resolution
    • Disability awareness
    • Financial Management

Areas of training included:

  • Application and interview process
  • Scenarios of work ethics and socially appropriate behavior along with conflict resolution Infection control and hand washing
  • Safety issues
  • Confidentiality, resident rights and customer service Areas of daily living and activities
  • Dining room preparation and meals, cleaning and stocking shelves Housekeeping and laundry duties, changing linens, delivering clothes
  • Personal care assistant duties such as making beds, serving refreshments, assisting residents Therapy services

Program Sponsors:

La Villa Rehabilitation – Mary Jane Arredondo, Administrator

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services – Liz Maresh, Transition Counselor and Larry Green, Amazi ng Grace Consultant & Trainer

Katherine Ray, VAC Teacher for Victoria ISD

Program Supporters:

Victoria West High School -Randi Stanley, Life Skills Teacher Linda Brasfield, Teacher’s Aide

Mary Beahm, Amazing Grace Trainer

La Villa Staff: Amber Elliott (Social Worker), Cynthia Stanley (Director of Nursing), Ruthie Nuells (Dietary Manager), Salvador Rodriguez (Maintenance), Lolly Lamas (Housekeeping Supervisor), Marise Dudley (Director of Rehab), Caryl Todd (Activity Director), Jamie Puente (Assistant Director of Nursing), Lori Jochen (Human Resources) Dietary Department, Nursing Department, Therapy Department, Housekeeping & Laundry

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