Teton Valley Resource Directory
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Vocational Rehabilitation’s primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed.
Vocational Rehabilitation works closely with the Department of Health and Welfare’s Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams and Case Management Teams have been established around the state and VR has placed counselors with these teams to address employment issues.
Vocational Rehabilitation is proactive in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical or psychological experts to re-introduce the individual to the workforce. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals securing and maintaining employment, a savings in institutional costs and an overall net gain to the community.
Services for Individuals with Disabilities
The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Services to individuals may include:
- Vocational guidance and counseling for adjustment to disability.
- Vocational exploration and planning for entry or re-entry into the workforce.
- Assessment to determine vocational strengths and weaknesses to plan for services required to reach the employment outcome.
- Training for those who need a career change because of disability. Such training can involve higher education, on the job training, vocational-technical training, etc.
- Tools and licenses can be provided, if needed, to enter a specific trade or profession.
- Medical assistance can be provided, if needed, to secure or maintain employment and is part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan.
- Job development and placement involves you and your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working together to secure employment.
- Rehabilitation Technology can be provided to assist you in preparation for placement on the job site.
- Follow-along can be extremely important to ensure that your job is successful. Such follow-along can assist in resolving any job problems that may occur.
Must meet eligibility requirements.