Vocation and Employment Assistance

Caring, Inc.

Assists people with disabilities in preparing for, seeking, securing, and maintaining employment.  Provides vocational evaluation, situational work assessment, work adjustment training, job readiness skills instruction, life skills instruction, job placement services and follow-up employment services. Employers are provided information about tax incentives, job analysis and job accommodations.


Website: caringinc.org/
Contact: June Grimes, director

Email: caringinc@bellsouth.net

Jasper Office: (423) 942-1800
Dayton Office: (423) 775-4043

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

GVRA operates five programs that share a primary goal -- to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs is Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Disability Adjudication Services and the Roosevelt Warm Springs. Two other unique divisions serve consumers with visual impairments -- the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind. 
 

Services: 

  • Vocational assessment

  • Vocational counseling and guidance

  • Physical and mental restoration services

  • Vocational training

  • School-to-work transition

  • Rehabilitation technology

  • Supported employment

  • Job search and job placement

  • Referral to other agencies for needed services

Website: www.gvs.ga.gov or https://gvs.georgia.gov/about-us


Dalton Office: serves Whitfield and Murray Counties
Phone: (706) 272-2303
Address: 1615 Hickory Street, Suite 106, Dalton GA 30720
 
Lafayette Office: serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker Counties
Phone: (706)638-5536
Address: 202 W. Villanow Street, Lafayette GA 30728

Siskin Vocational Rehabiliation

Vocational rehabilitation services at Siskin Hospital are offered to anyone with a disability who lives in the Greater Chattanooga (Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie counties) or North Georgia (Catoosa, Dade, Walker, and Whitfield counties) areas.


Vocational rehabilitation services provide a crucial link in the continuum of physical rehabilitation to the return to a productive, meaningful life in the community and workforce. As a final step toward independence, individuals find pride and a sense of purpose in returning to work and to independent living skills through participating in the programs provided through the Vocational Services Department.


Services provided: 

  • Vocational Evaluation, Community Re-entry Services Program, Pre-vocational Skills Training Program, Supported Employment Program, and Travel Training Program.

 

Phone: (423) 634-1635 or (423) 634-1537.
Website: https://www.siskinrehab.org/patient-care/specialty-programs/vocational-services/

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