What is a Community-Based Assessment?

A Community-Based Assessment (CBA) is used to determine an individual’s ability and readiness to enter the job market. When an individual is considered for a CBA, he or she is believed to have the potential for community employment. Our goal is to tailor a CBA work site to meet each individual’s strengths and skills.

How does a CBA work?

A CBA involves one-to-one observation by an evaluator and provides an opportunity to identify skills and interests.

Feedback is provided with a written report to the referral counselor and a closing meeting.

Potential CBA sites can include:

  • A fully operational cafeteria
  • Janitorial sites
  • Hotel housekeeping
  • Grocery stores
  • Senior citizen centers

Who is eligible?

Individuals should be at least 16 years old and should demonstrate independent personal care and the ability to maintain appropriate behavior and social skills in the workplace.

Service Availability:

CBAs are appointment-based and are dependent on the availability of the participant, the community site, and the evaluator.

Who to contact:

Adrienne Tolentino, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, & Assessment Coordinator
Phone: 412-632-1877
Email: adrienne.tolentino@goodwillswpa.org