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2 Vocational Rehabilitation A service of the Georgia Department of Labor

3 Georgia Citizens with Disabilities and Business have been profiting from the services of V.R. since 1920 enter or returnThe Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides services to persons with disabilities that enable individuals to enter or return to the work force.

4 The Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides core and intensive services under the Workforce Investment Act. However, Vocational Rehabilitation provides these services only to the target population which is individuals with disabilities.

5 Who is eligible for our services? In order to meet our eligibility, you must meet the following criteria: –Must have a permanent disability –Must be a legal Georgia resident –Must be able to benefit from our services in terms of a vocational outcome –Must require our services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment

6 What does V.R. do? Our main purpose is to assist people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment We offer a wide variety of services to aid people in gaining employment and keeping their jobs. We also offer services to employers in the community

7 Vocational Services Counseling and Guidance Psychological and Vocational Evaluations Physical and Mental Restoration Post Secondary Training Job Readiness Assessment Job Readiness Training

8 Technical Assistance Job Analysis Job Modification Job Accommodation Rehabilitation Technology Instructions: Delete sample document icon and replace with working document icons as follows: Create document in Word. Return to PowerPoint. From Insert Menu, select Object… Click Create from File Locate File name in File box Make sure Display as Icon is checked. Click OK Select icon From Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings. Click Object Action and select Edit Click OK

9 Services for Employers Pre-screening of qualified applicants Assistance in helping current employees retain their jobs after becoming disabled Accessibility Surveys for ADA Compliance Assistance in utilizing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) ADA Informational Consulting Services are provided at no cost to the business

10 Financial Incentives Work Opportunity Tax Credit (All clients with a Work Plan are Automatically Eligible) On-The Job Training (Half the Trainees Wages - Training Period) Supported Employment: Job Coaching Instructions: Delete sample document icon and replace with working document icons as follows: Create document in Word. Return to PowerPoint. From Insert Menu, select Object… Click Create from File Locate File name in File box Make sure Display as Icon is checked. Click OK Select icon From Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings. Click Object Action and select Edit Click OK

11 Consultant Services Disability Awareness ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) Accessibility Surveys Job Development Job Placement and Follow-UP Instructions: Delete sample document icon and replace with working document icons as follows: Create document in Word. Return to PowerPoint. From Insert Menu, select Object… Click Create from File Locate File name in File box Make sure Display as Icon is checked. Click OK Select icon From Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings. Click Object Action and select Edit Click OK

12 Additional Services Assistive Work Technology (AWT) –Provides hi-tech and low-tech solutions for workplace, home, and school problems –Solutions are often free or relatively inexpensive –Consultations are provided at no cost to the client, business, school

13 V.R. Unit Team

14 General Counselors Purpose is to provide services to individuals with disabilities in Georgia to achieve competitive employment.

15 Transition Counselors Work with Georgias youth with disabilities in the high school setting. They assist high school students with disabilities to transition into employment.

16 Services for Clients Assist with application and evaluation of eligibility –Rehabilitation Counselors are trained to help with the application for services and make the determination of eligibility for V.R. services. Counseling and guidance –Our Rehabilitation Counselors assist people in choosing a career path and help them develop a plan for obtaining their goals

17 Services for Clients (cont.) Job Placement –Counselors can arrange for intensive job placement assistance for their clients. Additional Skills Training –We can also provide On-The-Job Traning and Work Adjustment Training through the services offered by our community partners

18 Program Assistants Purpose is to meet the clerical and accounting needs of our customers

19 Rehab. Job Readiness Tech. Purpose is to provide Job Readiness Assessment, Job Readiness Training and Individual Drivers Ed. Training.

20 Purpose is to meet the needs of Business and V.R. clients by providing personal individual one-on-one services. Rehab. Employment Specialist

21 Unit Manager Purpose is to coordinate V.R. Team in providing services to customers.

22 There are 12 VR Regions in Georgia

23 N.W. Georgia is Region #1

24 There are 5 VR units (i.e. teams) in Region 1 Dallas Dalton LaFayette Rome (2 units)

25 Dallas Unit Serves 3 Counties Haralson, Paulding, & Polk 101 Bainbridge Way, Ste. 300, Dallas, GA (770) Allan J. Whitehead, Unit Manager

26 Dallas Unit Items Has an office at the West Central Technical College Career Center to provide VR services Serves as D.O.L. office for Paulding County (services provided by the Cartersville Career Center) Has an office at the Cedartown Career Center to provide VR services

27 Dalton Unit Serves 4 Counties Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, & Fannin 1615 Hickory St., Ste. 106, Dalton, GA / (706) Judy Salvaras, Unit Manager

28 Dalton Unit Items Has an office at the Blue Ridge Career Center. Also has staff that provide services at the Dalton one-stop center.

29 LaFayette Unit serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, & Walker Counties 202 W. Villanow St., LaFayette, GA / Telephone Ed James, Unit Manager

30 LaFayette Unit Notes Has staff that provide services at the Northwest Georgia Career Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. This office is located within the same building as the LaFayette Career Center.

31 Rome (2 Units) serves Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, & Pickens Counties 450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200 Rome, GA Telephone or

32 Rome has two units! The two unit managers are: Tony Hyder (serving Bartow, Floyd, & Pickens) Brian Spillers (serving Floyd, Gordon, and the deaf/hearing impaired in region1)

33 Rome Unit Notes Has an office at the Cartersville Career Center Provides services at the Gordon County DFACS office in Calhoun, Georgia

34 V.R. Facility within Region 1! The Cave Spring Rehabilitation Center Post Office Box 303, Cave Spring, GA Telephone: (706) or 1776 Mr. Joe Holcombe, Director

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36 Programs at CSRC Evaluation/Assessment Employment Readiness Post-Secondary Training Independent Living Skills Driver Education Training Counseling / Guidance Residential Services

37 Picture of computer classroom

38 To attend CSRC check with your local V.R. office.

39 Vocational Rehabilitation at Work

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41 Do you want to know more? For more information and a complete listing of all the vocational rehabilitation offices in The State of Georgia visit our website:

42 This presentation was developed by the Vocational Rehabilitation Region 1 Office 450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 210 Rome, GA Phone: Mrs. Twyla Crump, Director

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