Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation: is a process which incorporates background information and uses a combination of testing, work samples, situational assessments, job tryouts, prevailing labor market data, occupational information, assisted technology, functional capacities, accommodations and modifications.
Limited Vocational Evaluation: measures client’s strengths and identifies areas of need. Ranges from general assessment of skills, aptitudes, interests and academic levels and abilities to develop specific job/training program recommendations. Tailored to specific questions re: consumer needs and strengths.
Comprehensive Vocational Profile: an in-depth evaluation of a client who is unable to fully benefit from a Limited or Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation. The profile is based on a file review and client interview and it provides insight to client abilities, strengths, limitations and support systems for clients who have had little work experience. The evaluation clearly determines training, support and accommodations recommended for successful employment. It provides effective job matching recommendations without relying on traditional measurement instruments. The results do not adhere to standardized or norm-referenced testing to determine job readiness. The profile provides information re: strengths, preferences, needs and barriers not evident given the severity of disability. It provides detailed information related to client’s activities of daily living, emotional functioning, independent living needs and accommodations for home and work.
Work Evaluation: is a process of analyzing objective observations of work behaviors, physical capacities, work habits and functional skills to determine vocational options and interventions. Observations may come from specific job settings or a variety of work situations to determine what work habit deficits a client may have and what vocational options and interventions are possible.
Job Task Analysis: involves the collection of information surrounding work tasks for the purpose of making a step-by-step comparison of between the requirements of the job task and the capabilities of the client. Job descriptions are reviewed and workers observed performing their job duties. May also involve personal interviews with workers, and supervisors knowledgeable about the jobs at the work site.
Community Based Assessment: involves Job sampling in 3 or 4 community based work sites to observe work behaviors and to assist the consumer in a selection of an appropriate vocational goal.
For more information, please contact:
Gail Byrd, M.Ed.
Phone: 912/354-3602 ext 121