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How Can We Serve You?

Making Choices

IVRS has resources to help you determine the kind of job that might fit your skills and interests. Your counselor will help you determine the services you need. Some of the options you might use:

  • Assessment and Evaluation Learn about your interests, abilities and strengths and how to use them to find the right job for you.
  • Transition Be involved with your school to develop job options and create work experience.
  • Assistive Technology Learn about adaptive aids, techniques and job restructuring that can help you do the job or help you at home.
  • Community Based Assessment (CBA)  Test and use your skills, strengths, abilities in a work site to explore career options.
  • Referral to Other Services Learn what other community resources can help you in preparing for a job.

Managing Your Disability

As you prepare for employment, IVRS can also assist you in living on your own. Depending on your situation you might use:

  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Independent Living Services identify what you need to improve your chance for independent living.
  • Disability Management Learn how to manage your disability and medical needs more effectively.
  • Personal Assistants Learn how to find, hire and train personal assistants.
  • Assistive Technology Learn how technology and adaptive equipment can benefit you.
  • Benefits Planning

Preparing for a Job

IVRS can offer services to assist you in preparing for a job. Services are determined on an individual basis.

  • Training Learn job skills for specific careers.
  • Education Further your education to achieve employment goals.
  • On the Job Training Arrange for training at the work site.
  • Tools, Licenses and Equipment We may provide the items you need to secure employment.
  • Adaptive Aids and Devices Explore assistive technology and what it can do for you.

Finding a Job

Finding the right job is key to a successful life. We can assist you in your job search with:

  • Placement Services We can help you with job leads, information and referral to jobs.
  • Job Club You can gain support and help for your job search.
  • Job Consultation We can assist with information on accommodations and special services to employers.
  • Assistive Technology We might provide the adaptive equipment you need to get and keep your job.
  • Job Seeking Skills Training Learn how to find the job market, apply for a job, discuss disability issues, interview and get a job.
  • Specialized Placement Preparation We can provide you with one on one service to assist you in getting a job.
  • Self-Employment Developing your own business can be explored as an option for you.
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