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Vocational Rehabilitation

All About Vocational Rehabiliation

Our Clients in need of employment come to us through Vocational Rehabilitation.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to help them prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

In order to qualify for VR you must have a physical or mental disability that is an impediment to you finding and maintaining stable employment.

If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are presumed eligible for VR services if you intend to become employed.

Here is the link to their website http://www.rehabworks.org/

Once set up with your local VR office, you can now request Prestige Workforce to be your employment service provider if you feel we are a good fit for your employment needs!

 

 

Local VR Offices:

Jacksonville Unit 08B
2050 Art Museum Dr., Suite 205
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 348-2770

Jacksonville Unit 08G
2255 Dunn Ave., Suite 609
Jacksonville, FL 32218-4742
Phone: (904) 696-5920

Jacksonville Unit 08C
7451 103rd St., Suite 11
Jacksonville, FL 32210-6788
Phone: (904) 573-3910

Jacksonville Units 08D and 08F
2050 Art Museum Dr., Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32207-2579
Phone: (904) 348-2770

Jacksonville Unit 08H
921 N Davis St., Bldg. B, Suite 115
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6804
Phone: (904) 301-3660

  1. How do I qualify to work with Prestige Workforce?

First you will be made eligible at Vocational Rehabilitation with a documented mental or physical disability. Eligibility should be completed within 60 days. You can help this process by having necessary updated medical records accessible.

  1. How long does the process take before I can work with Prestige Workforce?

The process to become eligible to your plan development status can range from two-four months.

  1. After my plan has been written and signed, how long before I start working with prestige Workforce?

After we receive your referral we will call you within two days to make an initial appointment with you. If you are signed up for our Pre Placement Training, you will be schedule to attend a class within two weeks.  Then you will be assigned to an Employment Specialist to help you seek employment.

  1. Is there a fee for any of the services?

All of Prestige Workforce employment services are free of charge.

  1. Where will we work on finding employment?

Prestige Workforce has an office space that can hold a class of up to ten people. We also have a two conference rooms available for bigger classes. We also have laptop computers available for clients to use to submit online applications and research the job market. Our Employment Specialist are also available to meet with you at local libraries, restaurants, job fairs. We travel to make it convenient for you as possible.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal income tax credit that can be claimed by employers who hire employees from one of nine targeted groups with barriers to employment. Employers can receive up to a $2,400 tax credit for hiring employees from the Vocational Rehabilitation program, with hours worked being over 120 in the first year. For more information please visit the WOTC website, https://doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/ for more information. Or you can call 1-877-828-2050.