Who is eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation services?
A person is eligible if they have a disability, further more if their disability creates problems in preparing, getting or maintaining a job.
What are Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors responsibilities?
Your Vocational Rehabilitation counselor will help you prepare, get and maintain employment. Your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor should help you understand your strengths and focus on the tasks that you can complete successfully. Your counselor should give you information; provide encouragement and support, as well as give an array of options for employment direction.
What is an employment plan?
A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor will create a plan based on a job goal that their client has. These plans are also known as Individualized Employment Plan (IPE) or sometimes Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan (IWRP). The purpose of the plan is typically designed to answer four questions. What is your Job goal? What steps do you need to do to reach this goal? What services do you think you need in order to reach this goal? How will you know when you have completed these steps that are necessary to reach your goal?
What Services does Vocational Rehabilitation offer?
After a client has met with their Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and developed an employment plan, the counselor will begin to take steps to provide services to help find employment. These services include: