Indiana Beach Work Crew
07/14/2016Indiana Beach is well-known for being a top vacation spot for generations of Indiana families. The popular Amusement and Water Park call Monticello, and Lake Schaefer, home. The vacation destination has a multitude of attractions that cater to the public. From the many roller coasters to the campground nestled by the entrance, the park offers something for everyone. While it’s provided many families with entertainment, it’s also providing seven clients with unique experiences gained through a partnership established recently between Indiana Beach and Peak Community Services.
Through this partnership, the seven clients are gaining lifelong skills and experiences that will continue to be used in their everyday lives. Beyond that, the clients feel that they are contributing more in society. The seven clients are split between park services and food services. The five clients employed in park services are working on tasks like keeping the park clean. Tasks such as sweeping, cleaning off tables, mopping and cleaning restrooms are included. The two clients that are employed through food services take on such tasks as prepping different food for multiple stations. Some of the food that they prep includes pizza, sandwiches and drinks all the way to more sugary confections such as funnel cakes and cotton candy.
Most importantly, the clients are gaining skills that extend far beyond Peak Community and Indiana Beach. The skills they are learning will help them prepare for any job that they could potentially apply for. They are being taught how to fill out applications and what they should say during interviews. The clients are being taught the importance of dress when it comes to how they present themselves both during the interview and when they are employed. Soft skills like how to get along with co-workers and what is expected of them is also something that the job coaches are teaching the seven clients. Additionally the seven are being taught to be on time and how to make sure they are doing the tasks that they are assigned correctly and properly.
A special thank you to Jennifer Roush and her fellow Job Coaches for providing the clients with the means and skills that they need in order to excel. A special thank you also goes out to the United Way of Cass County. The project was made possible through funding provided through the United Way’s Community Investment Program.
Article written by Chelsie Leigh