Services to Assist with Employment
VR provides the following services to help you find, get or keep a better job, as needed.
Career Counseling and Guidance. Your VR Counselor is available to:
- Offer support and assistance in making informed choices regarding services, service providers and other important issues that develop during your rehabilitation
- Talk about your decisions
- Ask for help in making decisions
- Assist and help resolve issues or problems you may have regarding work and acceptable work behaviors
Diagnostics and Evaluations determine your disability and how the disability interferes with your employment or services you will require to become employed. You may participate in:
- Medical tests
- Vocational evaluation
- Intellectual evaluation
- Psychological evaluation
- Evaluation of your rehabilitation technology needs
- Work-site evaluation
- Other types of evaluations
Family Member Services may be provided to family members if found necessary for an individual to be able to achieve an employment outcome including daycare, family therapy and training in the use of medical equipment.
Interpreter Services include qualified interpreters for individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing and foreign language interpreters for those who do not speak or write English. These are provided when needed to facilitate communication between individuals and VR staff, providers and others involved in your plan to become employed.
Job-Related Services include:
- Job placement assistance (e.g., interviewing skills, resume writing)
- Job-keeping skills
- Job search assistance
Maintenance support such as housing, clothing or food that is beyond your normal living expenses and required for your participation in assessment services or other services as listed in the IPE.
Occupational Expenses include occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stock and supplies necessary for employment.
Personal Assistance Services provided by one or more persons designed to assist an individual with a disability to perform daily living activities on or off the job that the individual would typically perform if the individual did not have a disability. Such services shall be designed to increase the individual’s control in life and ability to perform everyday activities on or off the job. These services may be provided when an individual requires these services to complete an IPE and achieve an employment outcome.
Physical or Mental Restoration. Medical and mental health services may be provided if they are not available through other sources to correct or improve a condition that limits your ability to work. These services are also expected to help reduce your impediments within a reasonable length of time. These services may include:
- Therapeutic treatment or therapy
- Prosthetic and orthotic devices
- Eyeglasses and visual services
- Diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
- Transplantation and dialysis for individuals with end-stage renal disorder
Referral Services. To secure services you need from other agencies.
Rehabilitation Technology includes telecommunication devices, sensory and other technological aids and devices, vehicle modifications, home modifications and work-site modifications for accessibility, and wheelchairs.
Supported Employment Services are assistance services needed by some individuals to retain their employment, including job coaching and personal assistance.
Technical Assistance includes job market analysis and developing business plans for individuals for whom it has been determined that self-employment or telecommuting is the employment outcome.
Training to learn new work skills required to satisfactorily perform a job. Training includes:
- Personal and vocational adjustment services
- Vocational training
- On-the-job training
- Tuition, books and tools
- Other training materials
Transportation services include available transportation to and from providers of services. These services may include training on how to use public transportation or the utilization of public transportation systems. When public transportation is not available or the use of public transportation causes an undue hardship, payment for gasoline or other services for a privately-owned vehicle may be provided.