When someone asks you what type of job you want, do you reply,” Oh, I don’t know” or “I’m willing to do ANYTHING!?” If so, you might need Vocational Evaluation services. The purpose of evaluation is to come up with a specific job goal that matches your abilities and your interests.
Evaluation enables you and your counselor to make meaningful decisions about your employment. First, you will decide what questions you need to answer during the evaluation.
Some examples of questions you might ask are:
- Am I ready for work?
- Do I know how to find a job?
- What job skills do I have?
- What do I want to do for work?
- Can I handle conflicts at work?
- Do I want to work with other people or by myself?
Once we have decided the questions that need to be answered, we will determine the method for answering the questions.
Computer tests, work samples, interest inventories, vocational interviews and job sampling can be used to determine your vocational goals. If you are a person who needs to try jobs before you decide if you like them, your counselor may refer you for a Community-Based Assessment. You will go to different job sites in the community and try jobs. Once you know what you want to do for a job, you and your counselor may decide that PI is a good place for you to do further vocational preparation through Work Adjustment Training or Supported Employment.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- At least 18 years old
- Referred through a sponsoring agency such as Vocational Rehabilitation or the Department of Social Services.
- Residency in Person County, although residents of other counties may be served when space allows
- Legal resident of US