What is DVR?

Job seekers

DVR has more than 75 years of experience in helping individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. We provide people who want to work with access to the the best resources for training, support and career placement services. DVR is a partner in helping job seekers develop skill sets to find employment. We strive to build relationships with employers so our job seekers can compete for employment opportunities and obtain jobs that meet their needs.

What can I Expect from DVR?

DVR services are all about helping you become or stay employed.

The goal of the program is to help you become employed or stay employed. Everything we do together will be designed to help you achieve your employment goal.

Each DVR customer's experience will be different.

DVR tries very hard to tailor services to your job goals and your needs. We do not have a standard "program" or set of services that everyone goes through. You and your counselor will develop your plan for employment together.

DVR can also help you if you are under employed or want to change or advance your career.

You do not have to be unemployed to receive DVR services. We help a lot of people who want to work more hours or want to advance their careers. This may include retraining or support advancing with your current employer or training and support finding a new career.

What are the Steps in the DVR Process?

To get DVR services there are some steps you will have to go through including the following:

Application:

You must complete and sign an application. We can help you fill out an application in any of our office locations.

Certification of Eligibility

Before you can receive services from DVR your counselor must determine if you are eligible for the program. Any job seeker may be eligible for DVR services who:

  • Has a disability that is a barrier to work, and
  • Requires DVR services to become or remain employed

Plan for Employment

You and your counselor will develop a plan for employment. This is your plan for how you are going to achieve your employment goal. Your plan will include:

  • Your employment goal
  • What you are going to do to achieve that goal
  • What DVR is going to do to help you achieve that goal

Remember everyone's plan is different. Each job seeker will receive different supports and services depending on their job goal and needs.

Employment:

Once you have achieved your employment goal DVR services will end. However, if you need help in the future, we are available to assist you. For more detailed information, click here.