This evaluation includes interest testing, vocational exploration, aptitude assessment and an academic grade-level screening. Physical and/or cognitive limitations, as well as work-history recommendations.
Academic and Cognitive Screening
This evaluation provides both academic and intellectual assessment. It is useful in identifying educational and ability discrepancies, which are often indicative of a Specific Learning Disability. In addition, it provides information when counseling and exploring vocational training programs, as well as identifying areas in which remedial work is necessary in order to pursue training programs or specific employment.
Interest and Aptitude Evaluation
This assessment matches aptitudes with the client’s interests, making recommendations without academic screening. Prior knowledge regarding a client’s academic levels will be considered when making appropriate recommendations.
This exploration consists of interest testing, reviewing job descriptions and discussing work history and any restrictions which may apply.
Community Based Work Evaluations
Community Based Work Evaluations is an opportunity for an individual to have a job in the community. Evaluation sites are established in the community where individuals are evaluated doing the type of work they desire. The client will be paid minimum wage for his/her work while being observed by the evaluator. This is an excellent way to assess an individual’s motivation to work, work-related behaviors, as well as determine if the job is the appropriate match for the individual. It also allows a potential employer to observe the client’s work to see if the individual is a good fit. It is a way for Vocational Rehabilitation to determine the types of supports someone will need and to establish VR eligibility.
Job Shadowing allows individuals to view a job being performed in the community. Individuals observe the job and have the opportunity to question workers and/or employers about the job. This assists the individual in making informed choices during vocational exploration, as well as making connections in the community and gaining knowledge about specific job opportunities.
Veteran’s Administration Initial Evaluations
Community Partnerships of Idaho works with veterans and assists them in exploring training and schooling options. We provide vocational counseling as well as academic aptitude and interest testing.
Job Readiness/Job Seeking Skills Training
This training is can be adjusted and adapted easily based on the clients needs. Trainers help with soft skills identifying strengths and choosing job goals, developing a job search plan, completing paperwork and pre-employment resumes, cover letters etc. They can also work with the client on disability related issues (when and how to ask for accommodations on the job.) and/or criminal background checks.