Jane Donnellan

Jane Donnellan
Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, agency of Idaho SBoE

State of Idaho Homepage

Services for Individuals with Disabilities

The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work
and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need
to reach employment will be provided.

Services to individuals may include:

  • Vocational guidance and counseling for adjustment to disability, vocational exploration, and planning for entry or re-entry into the world of work.
  • Assessment to determine vocational strengths and weaknesses to plan for services required to reach the employment outcome.
  • Training for those who need a career change because of disability. Such training can involve higher education, on the job training, vocational-technical training, etc.
  • Tools and licenses can be provided, if needed, to enter a specific trade or profession.
  • Medical assistance can be provided, if needed, to secure or maintain employment and is part of a comprehensive rehabilitation plan.
  • Job development and placement involves you and your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor working together to secure employment.
  • Rehabilitation Technology can be provided to assist you in preparation for placement on the job site.
  • Follow-along can be extremely important to ensure that your job is successful. Such follow-along can assist in resolving any job problems that may occur.

Services to Businesses & Professional Organizations

The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers an array of services to assist you in employing individuals with disabilities so that you can maintain a qualified, productive and diverse work environment. VR is interested in assisting you to be as profitable as possible by providing cost-effective assistance when issues arise.

    Some of the services available to organizations include:
  • Accessibility Issues: VR can refer you to people who can assess the conditions which may create barriers to serving your clientele or employing your workforce. They can make recommendations for overcoming these barriers.
  • Job Placement Resource: VR identifies community job opportunities and assists employees with disabilities to enter or re-enter the workforce.
  • Qualified Job Applicant Referrals: VR provides training and counseling to thousands of individuals each year, preparing them for a myriad of jobs. VR counselors match the skills and abilities of potential employees to the specific requirements of your jobs. Qualified applicants are pre-screened to reduce your costs associated with recruitment and hiring.
  • On the Job Training: VR can reimburse you for additional training time that may be needed at your place of employment to assist referred individuals with learning the specific tasks of a particular job.
  • Job Coaching Services: Some employees need more individualized training than others. In these instances, VR can contract with job coaches to assist in getting your employees up to speed with specific job tasks.
  • Consultation on Disability Issues: Vocational Rehabilitation professionals are available to meet with you and your staff to answer your questions concerning employing people with disabilities including:
    • "How can I integrate people with disabilities into my organization?"
    • "How do I work with a person who has a disability?"
    • "What does it cost to hire a person with a disability?"