Employment Service Programs

Life Coach Program

Venango County Human Services has identified the necessity for a Life Coach Program that assists emerging (transitional) adults, ages 17-26, in becoming independent members of the community.

Shelby Snyder is the Life Coach for Venango County. Her goal for this voluntary program is to offer support and to help participants develop the competencies they need for self-sufficiency. Shelby is certified to make assessments and a plan of action that is customized to the needs of the individual. The Life Coach Program has developed a mission statement to govern the activities of the program:

“Partnering with people in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires emerging adults to maximize their professional and personal potential.”

Some examples of the services provided include:

• Obtaining vocational training
• GED Training and testing
• Soft skills training to assist with job searching, job application, interviewing skills and techniques
• Finding and maintaining suitable housing options
• Life skills training to assist with finances, budgeting, and everyday living skills
• Transportation
• Childcare

The initial phase of the program focuses on goal development, strategic paths and setting mile-stones. Shelby will work with the individual to determine their vision for the future. Together, they will focus on changing behaviors instead of instruction on what to do. Using the established the mission statement as a guide, they will work towards practical, professional and attainable results. Additional information may be obtained by contacting (814) 432-9202.

Employment Aid Program—Employment/Schooling – Financial help in securing required clothing, books, testing fees for post-secondary schooling, car repairs, and similar assistance to help you secure or maintain employment or schooling.

Work Ready Program – Provides service coordination and employment related activities to eliminate employment barriers. This is a referral program and must be enrolled through the local Department of Human Services. Please call (814) 432-9200 to enroll.

 Career Link
(814) 678-5050
255 Elm Street
Oil City, PA 16301

PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)
Voice (814) 871-4551 or (800) 541-0721
TTY (814) 871-4535 or   (888) 217-1710
3200 Lovell Place Erie, PA 16503