The Vocational Rehabilitation Department serves adults and high school students in transition with disabilities. Our clients include persons with neurological impairments, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities, a psychiatric diagnosis, behavioral difficulties, vision loss and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, etc.
Services are provided Monday- Friday, 9:30am-5 pm. Vocational evaluations are scheduled weekly for five or ten consecutive days within 14 days of receipt of referral information. Accommodations can be made on an individual basis.
The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation provides the following services, including, but not limited to Vocational Assessment through:
College qualification testing
Gross motor testing
Career decision making inventories
Modes of Communication
Assistive Technology and Reasonable Accommodations Needed
Communication and other supports needed
Other services offered by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation are: Transition Services, Activities of Daily Living Assessments/Training, Work Adjustment Training, Individual and Group Counseling, Community Based Mentorship, Job Hunt Club, Computer Application, Training Program, Laboratory Assistant Training Program.
The NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, school systems, Commission for Blind & Visually Impaired, and the Department of Developmental refer clients in this program. The referral source is also the payer source. Fees are established with the referral source/payer source.
Short Term Vocational Evaluations are conducted in the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Vocational Rehabilitation Department. Situational assessments are in department worksites located on the JFK-JRI campus. On occasion, a situational assessment may occur in the community. Short term evaluations are defined as five or ten days.