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

Coaches on Call: Technical Assistance for Providers

The Employment Technical Assistance Team at the Center on Community Living and Careers provides customized support to community employment providers. For more information on rates and the types of support we can offer, see our Employment Training and Consultation flyer* or email us at EmployTA@iu.edu.

*Text version of Employment Training and Consultation flyer here.

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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Most employment specialists and other employment professionals have at least some familiarity with the term Universal Design or Universal Design for Learning.  But what does it actually mean and how does it apply to the workplace? The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design, a part of Ireland’s National Disability Authority, created this definition: “Universal Design... Read more »

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 32% of prisoners and 40% of jail inmates reported having at least one disability. Prisoners were nearly three times more likely and jail inmates were four times more likely than the general population to report having at least one disability. We are regularly seeing formerly incarcerated... Read more »

How can someone who is blind work? What can they do? How can you support them in finding and keeping employment? Let’s take a look at some critical features of moving someone with vision loss from unemployment to employment. Rehabilitation Training: Preparing for Work Completing rehabilitation training prior to starting Discovery or employment-related services, such... Read more »