VocRehab Vermont helps Vermonters with psychiatric disabilities obtain and maintain jobs of their choice. VocRehab works with an approach called Supported Employment which is a service that helps individuals with psychiatric disabilities find and maintain meaningful jobs.
Each VocRehab office works closely with a Community Mental Health Center to offer supported employment services. These services are designed to meet your individual career goals and help you rapidly find work that meets your preferences.
Once you obtain a job, an employment specialist will work with you to identify and arrange for the individualized supports needed to maintain your employment. It will be your choice whether or not an employer knows VR is helping and where the supports will be provided. Supported Employment services continue for as long as you are working and find the support helpful.
Researchers have studied different types of programs that help people with psychiatric disabilities find and keep employment. These studies have show that people who participate in supported employment services are much more likely to find and keep employment than those who work with other types of vocational programs.