Employment Services: Information for Providers

Information for Indiana's Community Employment Providers

Documentation, Forms, Guidance

Indiana's employment specialists and other community employment provider personnel work with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation on implementation of the state's Employment Services Model for job seekers who have disabilities. The tools and forms listed below are for their reference and use.

Find additional forms, documentation, and the VR Employment Services Manual on the Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation website

You'll also find links to past webinars, workshops, and trainings on our Past Training and Materials page

Shared Solutions: The Blog for Indiana Employment Specialists

Employment specialists, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, and other employment professionals need resources and tools to help them implement the Indiana Employment Services Model. Shared Solutions is a resource blog from the Employment Technical Assistance Team at the Center on Community Living and Careers. Each post features information about a particular aspect of community employment, planning charts, videos, promising practices, and more. 

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Employment specialists are always looking to improve their ability to help job seekers. When it comes to the Discovery process, we offer three tools you’ll want to know how to use. Situational Assessments, Work Experiences, and Informational Interviews are three components of Discovery. With these three, the job seeker can engage, observe, and question places,... Read more »

Vocational Themes? What are you talking about? Vocational what? Please, speak in English, or Spanish, but whatever the language, keep it simple! This month we are keeping it basic. Think of vocational themes as career pathways. Simple enough? If you have been a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) or an Employment Consultant (EC), you have likely... Read more »

In 2015, Vocational Rehabilitation introduced a new way of supporting people with disabilities interested in working—a new method called “Discovery.” As a result of this change, the funding reimbursement for employment services and the evaluation/assessment of job seekers changed from Results Based Funding (RBF) to Discovery. The Discovery employment planning method provides an alternative to... Read more »