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Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. employU is partnered with The Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and is structured as a one-stop-shop offering adult employment services, youth programs, employability trainings, paid work experience, and a variety of assessments. Our services enhance a customer’s ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing a lifelong career.

Adult Employment Services Application

For adults ages 18 and up who are not currently enrolled in school, you can apply to get started with VR by completing the form below. employU will receive the application and submit it to VR on your behalf.

Before submitting an application, VR requires that individuals interested in services watch their orientation video and sign a form attesting that they did. This form is included in the application process below. To watch the video, please click here.

Transition Youth Services Application

Students ages 14-22 who are enrolled in high school or post-secondary school and receive specialized education services through an IEP or 504 Plan are eligible to participate in the Transition Youth Program. The application process requires a parent or guardian signature and the participating student. Additionally, documentation of the IEP, 504 Plan, or any other paperwork stating that the student is receiving specialized education is required to submit the application.

To proceed with the application process for Transition Youth Services, contact us through the form below. employU will send you the electronic application with an e-signature for the parent or guardian and the student. You will also be able to send us the required documentation via email or upload it directly to the electronic form. We try to make this process as seamless and easy as possible for students to get started in the program and begin receiving services.

Once employU has the completed application, we will submit it to Vocational Rehabilitation on the student’s behalf.

Your path to employment starts with VR
Enrollment - In order to get started with employment services through employU, customers must first enroll with Vocational Rehabilitation. employU can assist with enrollment by submitting the electronic application on your behalf. Once VR receives your application, they will begin processing and reach out when it is time to meet with them for next steps.
Decision - Every individual has a unique set of circumstances which must be reviewed carefully by VR to determine eligibility. Some situations may take longer than others, so be sure to communicate with your VR counselor about their decision process. Timely submissions of documentation and other paperwork requested of you will help the counselor move the process along in your case.
Plan - Your VR counselor will help you write your Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). Your IPE will include the job goal that you and your counselor agree on, VR services that you will receive, things you will do to get ready to go to work, and the amount of money you will contribute for your services, if any.
Vendor Referral - Some VR services are delivered by your counselor and others by vendors. As an employment vendor for VR customers, employU is structured as a one-stop-shop offering adult employment services, youth programs, employability trainings, paid work experience, and a variety of assessments. Our services enhance a customer’s ability to successfully achieve independence by establishing a lifelong career.
Employment Services - If you choose employU as a provider, your VR counselor will send a referral. Once employU receives your referral from your VR counselor, your employment services can begin. You will be contacted for an intake where you can discuss your job goals and plan of action with your employU Employment Specialist and/or Job Coach.
Success - Measuring success is different for every individual. For adults who have worked for between 3- 5 months, you and your counselor will discuss closing your case with VR if you feel comfortable that you can maintain your job without any further assistance. For students in the transition program, you can continue to receive services until you are ready to move into the adult program and establish a permanent career.

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