Presentation on theme: "Vocational Rehabilitation"— Presentation transcript:
1Vocational Rehabilitation A service of theGeorgia Department of Labor
2Georgia Citizens with Disabilities and Business have been profiting from the services of V.R. since 1920The Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides services to persons with disabilities that enable individuals to enter or return to the work force.
3The 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.
4Who is eligible for our services? In order to meet our eligibility, you must meet the following criteria:Must have a permanent disabilityMust be a legal Georgia residentMust be able to benefit from our services in terms of a vocational outcomeMust require our services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment
5What does V.R. do?Our main purpose is to assist people with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employmentWe 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
6Vocational Services Counseling and Guidance Psychological and Vocational EvaluationsPhysical and Mental RestorationPost Secondary TrainingJob Readiness AssessmentJob Readiness Training
7Technical Assistance Job Analysis Job Modification Job Accommodation 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” boxMake sure “Display as Icon” is checked.Click OKSelect iconFrom Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings.Click “Object Action” and select “Edit”Technical AssistanceJob AnalysisJob ModificationJob AccommodationRehabilitation Technology
8Services for Employers Pre-screening of qualified applicantsAssistance in helping current employees retain their jobs after becoming disabledAccessibility Surveys for ADA ComplianceAssistance in utilizing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)ADA Informational ConsultingServices are provided at no cost to the business
9Financial IncentivesInstructions: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” boxMake sure “Display as Icon” is checked.Click OKSelect iconFrom Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings.Click “Object Action” and select “Edit”Work Opportunity Tax Credit (All clients with a Work Plan are Automatically Eligible)On-The Job Training (Half the Trainee’s Wages - Training Period)Supported Employment: Job Coaching
10Consultant Services Disability Awareness 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” boxMake sure “Display as Icon” is checked.Click OKSelect iconFrom Slide Show Menu, Select Action Settings.Click “Object Action” and select “Edit”Disability AwarenessADA(Americans with Disabilities Act)Accessibility SurveysJob DevelopmentJob Placement and Follow-UP
11Additional Services Assistive Work Technology (AWT) Provides hi-tech and low-tech solutions for workplace, home, and school problemsSolutions are often free or relatively inexpensiveConsultations are provided at no cost to the client, business, school
13General CounselorsPurpose is to provide services to individuals with disabilities in Georgia to achieve competitive employment.
14Transition Counselors Work with Georgia’s youth with disabilities in the high school setting.They assist high school students with disabilities to transition into employment.
15Services for ClientsAssist with application and evaluation of eligibilityRehabilitation Counselors are trained to help with the application for services and make the determination of eligibility for V.R. services.Counseling and guidanceOur Rehabilitation Counselors assist people in choosing a career path and help them develop a plan for obtaining their goals
16Services for Clients (cont.) Job PlacementCounselors can arrange for intensive job placement assistance for their clients.Additional Skills TrainingWe can also provide On-The-Job Traning and Work Adjustment Training through the services offered by our community partners
17Program AssistantsPurpose is to meet the clerical and accounting needs of our customers
18Rehab. Job Readiness Tech. Purpose is to provide Job Readiness Assessment, Job Readiness Training and Individual Drivers Ed. Training.
19Rehab. Employment Specialist Purpose is to meet the needs of Business and V.R. clients by providing personal individual “one-on-one” services.
20Unit ManagerPurpose is to coordinate V.R. Team in providing services to customers.
23There are 5 VR units (i.e. teams) in Region 1 DallasDaltonLaFayetteRome (2 units)
24Dallas Unit Serves 3 Counties Haralson, Paulding, & Polk 101 Bainbridge Way, Ste. 300, Dallas, GA (770)Allan J. Whitehead, Unit Manager
25Dallas Unit ItemsHas an office at the West Central Technical College Career Center to provide VR servicesServes 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
26Dalton Unit Serves 4 Counties Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, & Fannin 1615 Hickory St., Ste. 106, Dalton, GA / (706)Judy Salvaras, Unit Manager
27Dalton Unit Items Has an office at the Blue Ridge Career Center. Also has staff that provide services at the Dalton one-stop center.
28LaFayette Unit serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, & Walker Counties 202 W. Villanow St., LaFayette, GA / TelephoneEd James, Unit Manager
29LaFayette Unit NotesHas 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.
30Rome (2 Units) serves Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, & Pickens Counties 450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 200Rome, GATelephone or
31Rome 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)
32Rome Unit Notes Has an office at the Cartersville Career Center Provides services at the Gordon County DFACS office in Calhoun, Georgia
33V.R. Facility within Region 1! The Cave Spring Rehabilitation CenterPost Office Box 303, Cave Spring, GATelephone: (706) or 1776Mr. Joe Holcombe, Director
40Do 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:
41450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 210 Rome, GA 30161 Phone: 706-295-6407 This presentation was developed by the Vocational Rehabilitation Region 1 Office450 Riverside Parkway, Suite 210Rome, GA 30161Phone:Mrs. Twyla Crump, Director