Working Paper Series, Version 2
By Dennis Moore, Kelly Haines, Ngai Kwan, Melissa Alford, and Susan Foley
This collection of materials available throughout the Human Resources (HR) Guidebook provides examples of workforce practice in Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and in related organizations. The materials are provided as resources and tools for VR Human Resources (HR).
The audience for this Guidebook includes VR personnel on various levels of the agency, including VR counselors, field staff, administrators, and leadership, as well as others in the VR field who partner with VR agencies.
This working paper series provides preliminary information and documents the process and impact of the Progressive Employment model implementation in Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation. These papers will be updated as the research progresses to reflect new data and findings.
Blindness Community of Practice Presentation on August 7, 2018
Presented by: Bill Robinson, Director, Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
North Dakota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NDDVR) participated in the JD-VRTAC intensive TA, with a focus on how to help consumers use LMI on their own. NDDVR developed and delivered VR consumer group trainings about how to use The Career Index Plus (TCI+) for career exploration, and included supplemental instructional guides for consumers to reference during and after the training.
The Career Pathways Project Coordinator (CPPC) at Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) hosts Demand Meetings and Supply Meetings in each region throughout the state around career pathway industries. Demand Meetings include VR business relations specialists (BRS), as well as representatives from businesses and community colleges. The BRSs, CPPC, and Community College representatives learn from employers about what credentials are important for potential employees.
As part of their JD-VRTAC intensive TA project, Pennsylvania OVR surveyed and trained all staff who work with consumers or businesses on using and integrating LMI in the VR process. These staff included VR Counselors, Business Services Counselors, Business Services Representatives, Early Reach Coordinators, Supervisors, Managers, and District Administrators. OVR believes that incorporating LMI into VR practice is everyone’s responsibility.