“I have worked at Cosmo for 22 years and do so for numerous reasons. Firstly, it’s because of the people we support; over time, they became part of your extended family. Secondly, Cosmo has provided me with numerous job opportunities along with the necessary training which has allowed me to grow my career in a variety of directions.I have acted as a:
Direct Support Worker in Life Skills Training
Behavior Support Supervisor
Assistant Manager of the Contracts Division
Manager of the Program Division
-Randine Graff, Program Manager
Life Skills Training: Supports those participants with the greatest needs and focuses primarily toward enhancing quality of life. Cosmo provides a supportive environment in which to experience a wide variety of opportunities promoting sensory stimulation, learning, independence, and socialization. Group activities are facilitated for participants who have similar skills, needs, and interests.
Behavior Support: Rather than solely reducing the frequency, duration, and intensity of challenging behaviors, the objective of Comprehensive Behavior Support is to facilitate lifestyle changes. This includes assessment of the factors influencing a participant’s behavior, the development of behavior support plans, and the implementations of strategies that teach participants new skills.
Contracts Division: Allows participants to develop and apply a wide range of skills through vocational activities. Staff is very creative in their ability to break down complex jobs into many small steps, enabling participants to be both productive and successful.
Programs Division: Designs and implements programs which assist program participants in meeting their social, physical, vocational and academic goals. The programs are created for the individual needs of the participant.