for Veterans with Disabilities
The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department, as stated on their website, serves people who want to work but are hindered from doing so by a physical or mental disability.
South Carolinians who have a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially interferes with their ability to work can be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. Applicants also must require and be able to benefit from Vocational Rehabilitation services that would lead to competitive employment.
A team of vocational rehabilitation specialists helps determine eligibility and explains the options available for setting and reaching vocational goals. Existing records are used in determining eligibility.
Information for the Conway Vocational rehability office is available here. This office provides an array of services including the following:
- Vocational counseling and guidance services to support a successful employment outcome.
- Work-readiness training for those who need to learn work skills and work behaviors before embarking on a job search.
- Interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing.
- Supported employment for persons with significant disabilites who need extra assistance getting started on the job.
- Training at trade schools, technical schools or colleges if further education is required to achieve a vocational goal.
- Job search and job placement. Vocational Rehabilitation staff members keep current information on job openings in their communities and provide clients with ideas and advice on conducting job searches. Clients also get help to prepare for interviews and fill out job applications. In some cases, the counselor may provide a direct placement in a job.
- Job Retention Services to help people whose jobs are in jeopardy because of disability-related factors.
- Services in collaboration with cardiac rehabilitation programs throughout the state.
It should be noted that services discussed on this web page are services provided by a State/County Department and not from the Department of Veterans Affairs.