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Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), is a division of the Florida Department of Education. This state division helps people with physical and mental disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain a job. AWI is an approved vendor, and partners with VR to provide Vocational Evaluations to its customers.

As an approved vendor, AWI has gone through a rigorous process prior to becoming eligible to provide services to VR customers. AWI wants you to feel confident in knowing we're a qualified, professional vendor that has met the following criteria:

  • National background check/screening

  • Higher Education and certification

  • Years of Experience

  • Skills/Expertise

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What is a Comprehensive Vocational Evaluator?

A Comprehensive Vocational Evaluator (CVE) is a specialist who is trained to conduct and interpret standardized and nonstandardized assessments, along with performing observational measures through controlled and informal interview settings.

 

AWI's CVEs are professionals with a Masters or Ph.D in their profession. They work closely with the VR customer's team to help in discovering his or her interests,  employability levels, transferable skills, career goals, and aptitude, with the objective of matching the VR customer with the best suited job. 

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What is a Vocational Evaluation?

A vocational evaluation is a multifaceted assessment process used to collect useful information from as broad a vantage point as possible to build a comprehensive composite of a VR customer's characteristics, qualities, aptitudes, and personalities, for the purpose of achieving an employment outcome congruent with the VR customer's composite.

The CVE completes the evaluation profile and discusses evaluation summary with the VR customer. The final process is to provide a detailed report to the VR counselor to aid in the Individualized Employment Plan.

A vocational evaluation never depends on a single measure. Data gathered from a test or assessment instrument is integrated into the profile outcome, but does not determine it. For an evaluation profile to be meaningful and useful, it must provide a means for understanding the customer from as broad and integrative a perspective as possible.

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How to Get Started

Are you a current VR Customer?

YES

Download and complete a VR customer referral from and return to your VR counselor. Make sure to click "enable editing" .

NO

Click the link below to find your local VR office, explore their services, and find out if you qualify.

Offering Virtual Services

AWI is offering virtual and remote service deliveries as an alternative to face-to-face service to ensure the safety and continuity of service for our VR customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.


WHAT'S REQUIRED?

  • Phone

  • Computer/Laptop

  • Internet service

  • Email address/service

  • Basic computer knowledge

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According to the United States Department of Education of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, DVR agencies, vendors, and service providers are authorized to provide virtual services to VR customers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit the Rehabilitation Services Administration Q&A COVID-19 response page.