A wide range of services for Vermonter’s who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or late-deafened are available from the Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RCD's):
If you are 55 or older, unemployed and meet certain income requirements, you may be eligible for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program enrolls qualified mature workers in part-time training positions in public or nonprofit organizations, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers and senior centers. These positions are temporary and are designed to help participants in their career search.
What if you’re interested in trying a job in a new industry but you have no experience? What if you’re not sure whether a different work environment will be a good match with your disability? Progressive employment may be the answer.
VocRehab Vermont is founded on community and collaboration. We have a large network of groups we partner with to serve people facing special challenges in the world of work.
These include offenders, welfare recipients, veterans, social security disability beneficiaries, people with serious mental illness or developmental disabilities, and youth moving from school to work. These partnerships allow VocRehab to provide customers with a wide range of services and supports.
VocRehab Vermont believes in putting the customer in the driver's seat. And that includes both our customers: people with disabilities and employers.
You know what's best for you or your company. But you can't possibly know everything about a wide range of disabilities and the benefit programs, incentives, assistive technology, and services available to help people with disabilities succeed in the workplace. That's why we exist. It's our job to help guide you along the way.
And what guides us?
VocRehab Vermont is leading a new initiative in the Agency of Human Services called Creative Workforce Solutions. CWS is designed to streamline and improve services to AHS customers and employers across the state by offering consistent, coordinated workforce development in local communities. Offering a variety of innovative placement options to job seekers and employers alike, CWS represents a broad coalition of employment programs, all working to increase job opportunities for Vermonters.