Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
DVR contracts with agencies such as ENSO to provide employment services to individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and are interested in employment or training for a job it can be to your advantage to go through DVR’s intake process. DVR will want to get to know you so services can be tailored to your interests, skills and abilities. Resources through DVR are time limited, designed to help you get a job and support you for the first three months.
WorkStrides is a three day highly interactive workshop for our customers that help them evaluate their strengths, values, personal qualities, barriers, self-esteem, and resiliency. It is suitable for anyone who has applied for DVR’s services and who has at least a 6th grade reading level.
Trial Work Experience
The purpose of a trial work experience (paid or unpaid) is to determine whether you can benefit from VR services and achieve an employment outcome, obtain information you need to select a suitable vocational goal, and determine the nature and scope of VR services you need to achieve an employment outcome.
Community Based Assessments
ENSO will work with you to find and secure positions in a realistic work settings to help assess work interests, abilities and identify any employment barriers you may face. This process will assist in identifying the nature and extent of support(s) and accommodation(s) needed for you to obtain and maintain competitive employment.
Job Placement Services
ENSO will help you locate, secure and begin a paid job in the community. We will work with you to match you with the right job for you that meets your interests, skills and abilities.
You will work directly with staff that will assist you to find the right job for you.
Job Retention Services
Individualized on-the-job-site training and support services that enable you to learn the essential functions of a job; meet your employer’s expected level of job performance; and retain your employment for ninety (90) calendar days past the point of Job Placement.
Intensive Training Services
One-on-one job skills training and support provided at the job site to enable you to attain job stabilization in performance, with job supports, meet your employer’s expected levels of work productivity, transition to long-term extended services, usually provided by DDA.
These services help you learn how to manage disability issues that may get in the way of work. These include independent living skills such as following a schedule, maintaining a daily routine, and time management. They can also include money management skills and learning how to use public transportation.
Independent Living Services
PRE - ETS
Pre-Employment Transition Services are built for students between the ages of 14 and 24. This includes job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, post secondary exploration, work place readiness training, and instruction on self-advocacy.