The Vocational Rehabilitation
& Employment program's mission statement is "to provide services and assistance that will enable qualified veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve to the maximum extent possible independence in daily living and/or obtain and maintain suitable employment.
I work for a vocational rehabilitation
service provider that holds a large stake in the vocational rehabilitation
field in this country.
With the corporate sponsorship of TriWest, a contractor to the Department of Defense, PVA plans to open a second vocational rehabilitation
office, in Minneapolis.
Foundations of the vocational rehabilitation
The intention is also to offer more guidance in the recognition that many people are already committed to vocational rehabilitation
and are looking for help.
In summary, it appears that state vocational rehabilitation
agencies, mental health agencies, and other systems do not adequately address the career development needs of people with severe mental illness.
Steve Shivers, the commissioner of Alabama's Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Services, believes his program is one of Alabama's best economic investments.
On the other hand, if a firm is self-insured, it might retain a vocational rehabilitation
consultant to help direct a claim (and the medical treatment) toward some desired outcome.
Devenberg applied for and was subsequently enrolled in the Vocational Rehabilitation
Descriptors: Employment, Employment outcomes, Psychiatric disabilities, Research, Vocational rehabilitation
Employer relationships with vocational rehabilitation
can be established, and companies can develop policies regarding hiring people with disabilities.
Other programs administered by the Under Secretary for Benefits include education benefits and vocational rehabilitation
and employment for veterans, and life insurance and VA-guaranteed home loans for both active-duty personnel and veterans.