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Supported Employment

  1. 1. SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM COMPENSATED WORK THERAPY PROGRAM Wellness and Vocational Enrichment Clinic (WAVE)
  2. 2. ABOUT OUR PROGRAM <ul><li>Offers assistance and on-going support for veterans who are interested in returning to work. </li></ul><ul><li>Approach is to assist the veterans in locating and maintaining competitive community based employment , working in jobs they prefer with the level of professional help they require. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ABOUT OUR CLIENTELE <ul><li>Honorably discharged veterans. </li></ul><ul><li>All walks of life and motivated. </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of skills and education levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Recovering from a physical and/or psychiatric disability. </li></ul><ul><li>A desire to return to the work force. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HOW WE DO IT? <ul><li>Match veteran’s vocational preferences, skills and abilities with employer’s needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate and coordinate vocational services with medical/rehabilitation treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide job development and placement with or on behalf of the veteran. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WORKING WITH PARTERSHIPS <ul><li>Some partnerships are already established. </li></ul><ul><li>We work thru: </li></ul><ul><li>Reciprocal relationships, </li></ul><ul><li>Co-enrollment, </li></ul><ul><li>No duplication of services (unless needed), </li></ul><ul><li>TEAM WORK and TEAM EFFORT for our shared goal. </li></ul>
  6. 6. OUR REFERRAL SYSTEM <ul><li>Our participants are pre-referred internally by a VA Medical Provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Our community partners just need to direct their clients to the veteran’s primary care provider. </li></ul><ul><li>Our participants have a medical clearance to work (stating they are physically and mentally able to work in the community). </li></ul>
  7. 7. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS <ul><li>1. Supported Employment Program Orientation: </li></ul><ul><li>Informed Consent </li></ul><ul><li>Rights & Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Participation Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Address questions/concerns </li></ul>
  8. 8. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>2. Vocational Assessment Profile </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify veteran’s preferences, strengths, skills, experience and clarify vocational goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify services and supports necessary for veteran to be successful on a long term basis. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>3. Individual Employment Plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop mutually agreed upon goals, objectives and action steps in a formalized manner to assist veteran reach vocational goal. </li></ul>
  10. 10. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>4 . Traditional Job Preparation Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Resume & Application assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Job search skills </li></ul><ul><li>Networking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational counseling </li></ul>
  11. 11. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>5. Individualized Vocational Services: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and job develop opportunities of the veteran’s choosing. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support services such as transportation and/or accompany veteran to interviews if requested. </li></ul><ul><li>Job “carving” that will mutually benefit the veteran and employer </li></ul>
  12. 12. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>6. Job Training: </li></ul><ul><li>Once employed, the Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist is available to provide unobtrusive job coaching and mentoring at the job site as it is comfortable for the veteran & the employer. </li></ul>
  13. 13. OUR PROGRAM’S PROCESS (cont.) <ul><li>7. Long term follow-up: </li></ul><ul><li>Supported employment services may continue for as long as the veteran desires in order to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop natural supports in the workplace. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate job adjustment & satisfaction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop community & social supports </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The ultimate goal is for the veteran and employer match to be successful as possible. </li></ul>
  14. 14. SERVICES TO THE EMPLOYERS <ul><li>Match qualified job seekers to job openings. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to employer needs and make every effort to refer veterans with the appropriate skills and interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with job analysis and development of a position description. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Information regarding working with people with disabilities and addressing reasonable accommodations. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing initial and follow up training of a new employee. </li></ul><ul><li>On-going support and assistance to maximize successful job placements - to include job coaching and monitoring the progress of a new employee. </li></ul>
  15. 15. BENEFITS TO EMPLOYERS <ul><li>Increased current workforce effectiveness and efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Filling gaps in the current workforce. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced costs of inefficient temporary help and overtime wages. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased customer satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>A positive community image. </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Incentives such as the Federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit. </li></ul>
  16. 16. A WIN – WIN - WIN OUTCOME VETERAN COMMUNITY TREATMENT
  17. 17. MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION <ul><li>Sabrina L. Castañeda, M.S., C.R.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>(619) 228-8025 – office </li></ul><ul><li>(858) 518-6287 - mobile </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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