Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Firelands Vocational Rehabilitation Services is a job readiness and placement program for consumers who have a mental health and/or an alcohol or drug addiction diagnosis, and are in need of assistance in finding employment. Consumers will be taught work readiness and soft employment skills needed to be successful in today’s job market.
Vocational Rehabilitation services are currently offered to adults and transitional youth in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot Counties.
Community Based Assessment
This will provide an evaluation of the consumer’s vocational abilities, behaviors and preferences in a competitive, integrated work setting. The assessment uses real work experiences on actual job sites for determining an individual’s capabilities and preferences.
The goal of Career Exploration is to assist the consumer in narrowing possible employment options. This service includes a Career Exploration Inventory which helps identify interests in work, leisure activities and to develop a plan leading to career success and/or a transferable skills assessment.
Assists consumers in daily living skills that may enhance employability including, money management, shopping, grooming and hygiene, using transportation, arranging dependent care and housing issues such as talking to a landlord.
This service assists consumers in understanding the meaning, value, and demands of work. It will help learn or re-establish skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, work behaviors.
A job coach will assist the consumer and employer by providing one-on-one training and job-related support services. This is in addition to training approved and/or provided by the employer.
The service assists consumers in choosing, obtaining and maintaining employment that is equal to their vocational interests as well as their abilities and social, psychological, communication, environmental, and medical needs.
Job Seeking Skills Training
Consumers will be provided with tools and knowledge to conduct a well-planned and thorough job search. Areas to be covered will be resumes, cover letters, job applications, employer identification, transferable skills identification, interviewing techniques, employment barriers, employer follow-up, self-esteem building, and grooming and hygiene.
This service will include contacts with the consumer, the employer, education personnel, and other parties involved with maintaining employment. This service is offered from the time of placement through the case closure.
Contact Us Today
For more information about our vocational rehabilitation program or to see if you’re a candidate, contact our Employment Specialist Coordinator:
1925 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870
Toll free: 800-342-1177
This program is funded in part through the Recovery to Work Programs through The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie & Ottawa Counties, the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties.