Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services purchases job placement and job retention services from qualified community rehabilitation providers through a performance based agreement (PBA) that emphasizes outcomes and results.
PBA job placement and job retention services are intended for Vocational Rehabilitation Services consumers who require assistance in finding and maintaining competitive employment. Payment for services is provided at milestones in the progress toward a successful employment outcome; payments are linked to the consumer’s employment goals and the employer's satisfaction.
Employment Services Continuing on a Fee-For-Service Basis
These services are authorized on a fee-for-service basis, using rates determined by the vendor and identified in the Services Provided and Fee Statement attachments of the Operating Agreement.
Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation
Comprehensive vocational evaluation services provide an individualized, timely, and systematic process by which a person seeking employment, in partnership with an evaluator, learns to identify viable vocational options and develop employment goals and objectives. A vocational evaluator or vocational specialist provides or supervises the services. An accredited comprehensive vocational evaluation service is capable of examining a wide range of employment alternatives.
Employment Planning Services
Employment planning services are designed to assist a person seeking employment to learn about employment opportunities within the community and to make informed decisions. These services are individualized to assist a person in choosing employment outcomes and/or career development opportunities based on the preferences, strengths, abilities and needs of the person served.
Employee Development Services
Employee development services are individualized services that assist persons seeking employment to develop or re-establish skills, attitudes, personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, work behaviors, functional capacities, etc. to achieve positive employment outcomes. These services are time limited and can be provided directly to persons seeking employment or indirectly through corporate employment/employee support programs to achieve "placement readiness." In Minnesota, most of these services have been referred to as Work Adjustment Training, Job Seeking Skills, Special Needs Services, Work Readiness, etc.
Employment Skills Training Services
Employment skills training services are organized formal training services that assist a person seeking employment to acquired the skills necessary for specific jobs or families of jobs.