VOC 9: Job Development and Placement Services
The organization helps the job seeker find and retain employment appropriate to their vocational objectives
and provides assistance to employers of individuals who may require special accommodations.
NA The organization does not provide job development and placement services.
The vocational plan includes an appropriate timeframe for achieving individual job placement goals and is closely monitored by the treatment team.
Job development and placement services involve local employers who can demonstrate opportunities for career advancement.
The organization provides the individual with up-to-date information about the local job market, consistent with his or her interests and abilities, and:
- an assessment of work readiness;
- assistance in developing a job search strategy; and
- interview and negotiation techniques.
The organization provides post-employment follow-up services to improve job retention by:
- regularly assessing the appropriateness of the placement;
- providing ongoing evaluation of employee satisfaction;
- offering long-term support services, as necessary, to the service recipient; and
- exploring opportunities for career development and advancement.
The organization documents in the case record:
- information about the individual's job;
- relevant information about the employer;
- initial follow-up within three months of job placement; and
- post-employment contacts.
Details about the placement to be included in the case record will vary based on the requirements of applicable contracts
or local laws and can include information such as the supervisor’s name, date of hire, or salary.
The organization establishes and maintains relationships with employers, and services to employers include:
- education about disabilities, job accommodations, and how individuals with disabilities can become employable;
- assistance with developing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities;
- identification of and elimination of physical and attitudinal employment barriers; and
- on-site job analysis.