Vocational/Employment Service Programs in Hamilton County
LINKS (Learning Individual Keys For Success)
- This is a program that explores your vocational options with the
objectives of setting a work goal. Disability awareness and management
on-the-job is a key component of LINKS. Referrals can be made
through a mental health or MRDD case manager.
Supervised Employment - A work program that
helps you adjust to the demands of work at your own pace in a real job
in food service, lawn and grounds maintenance or building maintenance.
The development of good work habits, skills and attitude is encouraged.
Referrals must be made by a mental health case manager.
Supported Employment and Employment Solutions
- Includes a a number of programs designed to help you choose, get
and keep a job. You will work with a Placement Specialist to find
a job that meets your needs in the community. You can receive job
coaching support to help you keep your new job. Referrals must be
made by a RSC Counselor.
Community Based Assessment - Allows
you the opportunity to explore various jobs in the community through
paid, short term assessments. This helps you determine if you have
the desire and capacity to perform certain jobs.
Touchstone Employment Network - A service
linkage and delivery center for those individuals who are interested in
employment of 20 hours or less per week. Anyone in the mental
health system can visit this center for career counseling, job
placement, referral to training providers, benefits counseling, and job
coaching services at no charge.
Project ABLE - Collaboration between
CRI and the Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati that provides legal services
to help people on disability benefits successfully transition to work.
The focus of this project is to assist each client to maintain economic
stability and medical coverage while aggressively pursuing vocational
goals. Clients receive detailed, written Benefits Analysis Reports that
analyze current disability and medical benefits (such as Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid) and describe the impact of work on
those benefits. The report also describes the various work incentive
programs available to the client, including Plans for Achieving
self-sufficiency (PASS) and Impairment Related Work Expenses (IRWE).
1501 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Employment - This service provides assistance in
obtaining employment opportunities to persons with a psychiatric
disability. Employment service focuses on job placement, on-the-job
training and support, and coordination with other mental health services.
If the consumer desires, the program also provides support to employees.
Vocational - Interventions are aimed toward career
exploration, training and work experience resulting in integrated, competitive
employment. The purpose of vocational services is to assist consumers with
identifying, obtaining or maintaining employment based on his/her choices and
2347 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation website
Rehabilitation Services Commission
Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation locations:
Cincinnati General BVR
617 Vine St., Suite 925
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2815
TEL: (513) 852-3260
Cincinnati East BVR
756 Old State Route 74,
Cincinnati, OH 45245
FAX: (513) 752-6564
|Reading Road BVR
7162 Reading Rd., Suite 800
Cincinnati, OH 45237
|TEL: (513) 821-1484
TTY: (513) 852-3424
FAX: (513) 821-2159