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Services

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What type of services are provided at NPOC?
  • Residential
    • Small and large group home settings
    • Continuous 24 hour care and support
    • Rented facility
  • Respite
    • Large group home setting
    • From an hour to weeks as needed to support families with adults with disabilities
  • Vocational and Employment
    • Prevocational training in our day services sites
    • Vocational on the job training
    • Ongoing employment supports
    • Working in conjunction with Vocational Rehabilitation Services to provide customized and supported employment
    • Ongoing employment support
  • Day Services Sites of NPOC
    • Workshop
    • A New Opportunity Thrift Store
    • Senior Living
    • Sandhill’s
    • Copy Center
  • In-Home Services to Include: (only a partial list)
    • Daily living skills
    • Budgeting
    • Shopping
    • Personal needs
    • Social activities
    • Medical appointments
    • Financial support – NPOC provides support by providing payee services to those who are currently receiving services from NPOC
    • Menu and Meal planning and preparation
    • Healthy living activities
    • Community Involvement activities
  • Transportation
    • To and from workshop, employment and medical appointments when needed
Who do I contact to get someone enrolled in services at NPOC?

Apply online at DD Application on Access Nebraska if the person needing services is not already qualified for DD Services.

If already qualified for DD Services, contact your service coordinator regarding services at NPOC.

Feel free to contact NPOC and speak to one of our Administrative team members to have a tour of our facilities and get support with the process of locating serves for adults and high school aged children in North Platte and the surrounding areas.

What specific services do you offer related to health care?

We only provide support at appointments, providing updated medication lists or lists of concerns for the doctor, then support of filling and medication administration if needed. We do transport to appointments if needed; however, we will support them to use community transportation if they can attend on their own. Follow-up appointment support is also given if needed.

What are the "daily living skills" that residents learn?
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Self-care
  • Positive peer interaction
  • Social activities
  • Hygiene – showering, shaving, brushing teeth
  • Budgeting
  • Meal planning, shopping, preparation, and storage
  • Healthy lifestyle – to include healthy eating and exercising to meet each person’s specific dietary needs and physical abilities
  • Making doctor and other appointments as needed
  • Attending appointments – support if needed
Do you provide first aid for residents?

We are certified for CPR and first aid through the American Red Cross.

What specific services do you offer related to shopping/grocery?

If their individual support plan notes this is as a need, then we support them with shopping, budgeting, preparing meals from start to finish, transportation, preparing grocery lists, selecting items at the store, locating bargains by using local newspaper ads, and bargain shopping.

 

Employment

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What are the requirements to work at the Opportunity Center?
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license
  • Pass an extensive background check
  • Be drug free – able to pass a drug test
  • Enjoy supporting and helping others live better lives
What benefits does NPOC offer?

Our benefits package for full time employee’s includes the following benefits that the Agency pays the entire premium for:

  • PTO
  • Health Insurance – only for the employee – family insurance can be purchased by employee at their expense
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance – employee pays premium if they elect to purchase
  • 401 K – after one year of employment with NPOC – NPOC puts in 3% each year

Other benefits for both full and part time employee’s:

  • Making a difference in the lives of others every day!
  • Competitive Wages
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Day and Night Shifts, part and full time employment opportunities
  • Professional Training in several areas some provided by the Agency, others paid for by the Agency for outside training Mileage reimbursement
  • First Aid and CPR Certification Med Aide Certification and training provided if working in areas where this is a service that will be needed
  • Facility Rental at a reduced price
  • Potluck and birthday celebrations
  • Christmas Bonus – additional employment perks

 

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