Approved Date: August 15, 2019
3. Assist client in determining or refining job goal. Career exploration can be completed through the following activities and are not exclusive of each other and may occur simultaneously.
4. Address Labor Market Information.
5. Review work-related concerns potentially affecting the client getting or keeping the vocational goal he/she is interested in pursuing. Factors to be addressed are disability, financial, legal issues, daily living, work history, attendance, etc.
6. With the client, establish steps, services, and supports necessary to achieve job goal. Address evaluation criteria, service provider responsibilities, comparable benefits, and possible cost participation. Discuss strategies to assume cost in the future. Document how informed choice was facilitated in the career planning process.
7. Mutually agree on goal(s), services, and supports required and write the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).
Career Planning systemically originates at Initial Meeting through conversation but formally begins after eligibility and priority group determination has been completed and client is removed from the waitlist (during Order of Selection), and progresses through development of the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). The foundational assumption is that ALL can work. Career Planning assists with identifying a career direction and developing a plan for achieving competitive, integrated, individualized employment or self-employment at or above state minimum wage. Services shall be completed in a manner that affords clients the opportunity to exercise informed choice in selecting an employment goal with consideration given to his/her strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and labor market information. Reference Meet you Where You Are Model and VR Process Chart .
NOTE: Assessment can take place anytime in the VR Process.