Vocational Rehabilitation Services offers paid work-based training and counseling services within our Cedar Knolls building. Available to individuals, over the age of 25, referred by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) to receive the services listed below. Included in each phase of the below listed services, participants will receive individualized vocational counseling, feedback, and work experiences.
Service options include:
• Vocational Evaluation
This five-week program assists people with disabilities and other special needs to identify work preferences, abilities and support needs by utilizing a wide range of assessment tools as well as ongoing situational assessments of work habits and readiness in a work environment. Recommendations for additional services are based on preferences of the program participant and results of the 25-day evaluation.
• Employee Development Services
This 45-to-90-day transitional program is designed to assist individuals to develop the skills needed to work in their chosen field. Service plans and vocational goals based on personal preferences and evaluation findings are developed and implemented.
• Organizational Employment Services
Ongoing work experiences and a full range of vocational rehabilitation services are available for those individuals who prefer a longer period in which to develop employment readiness. Paid work will be in fulfillment, janitorial, or culinary arts, based on one's interests and skills.
• Job Placement
A broad range of service options are available for employment within the community. Job sampling, job development, supported employment and follow-along services are provided based on individual needs and preferences.
Employment Horizons' professional rehabilitation staff provide program participants with individual counseling, job readiness and personal development group sessions, community work exploration trips, and regular reviews of their work goals for optimal integration and independence.
For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation Services, contact Nancy Toolen, Manager of Rehabilitation Services, at (973) 538-8822, ext. 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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