Reentering the workforce is an important aspect of the recovery process. Just as those in recovery have had to learn new life skills, they will need to learn how to reenter a former work environment or determine the skills they will need to find a new position or career.
Working gives individuals responsibility, accountability, and the financial means to better their future. It has also been shown to help lower rates of relapse for those in recovery. Working is one of the main ways in which reintegrate into normal daily life after returning home. Because work is such an important aspect of daily life, it is vital that residents at The Texas House learn healthy ways to return to the workforce.
Learning How to Reenter the Workforce
Work has its challenges, but for those returning to the workforce after a significant gap for treatment and recovery, it can seem daunting. Our goal is to help our residents understand how to overcome any challenges they may face and make goals for the future.
We work with each resident to understand his unique situation as well as offer general career advice and work-life skills training.
Workforce Reintegration Skills at The Texas House
At The Texas House we will work with our residents to gain the skills they will need to successfully return home after transitional living. Since work is going to be a major component of their lives, we work with our residents to learn and understand how to transition back into the workforce.
We will work with our residents to:
- Discuss the stresses of their work life before treatment and learn valuable coping skills to overcome them when they return home
- Determine if they need to gain additional job skills or seek new employment
- Understand how to rebuild trust and relationships with employers, coworkers, and clients
- Learn the options they have when discussing their absence if returning to a prior position