TVR is Offering Classes!
The TVR Institute is delivering this training primarily through distance education with scheduled weekly teleconference sessions. Some courses may have a face-to-face component for those students who are able to attend. The courses are taught by TVR professionals with years of experience in Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation. The Institute maintains regular contact with participants before and during the program and is committed to the success of all students. The Institute will provide follow-up technical assistance for those who complete the series of courses to ensure effective application of knowledge and skills gained through the training.
What are the 7 courses?
Provides an overview of TVR, including the history, the relationship between state VR agencies and TVR agencies, and the role of TVR counselors in partnering with and serving individuals with disabilities. Introduces various types of disabilities and methods for testing functionalities related to independence and levels of employability. Note: This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all other courses.
Introduces the VR program as an investment in people and how TVR staff must communicate in ways that show respect at all points in the process, including communicating applicant and client rights, eligibility determination, informed choice, and confidentiality. Includes an overview of strategies for communicating with the TVR agency’s governing body.
- TVRS 303: Assessment and Eligibility
Provides an overview of the process of gathering essential information to determine TVR eligibility, including confidentiality guidelines, factors used in determining eligibility, the six essential eligibility criteria, the closure procedures for those not meeting eligibility, and the transition between eligibility and the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).
- TVRS 304: IPE Development
Presents the process for the qualified individual to develop an IPE, including informed choice, methods for establishing the targeted employment outcome, and using amendments. Introduces strategies for case management.
- TVRS 305: Case Record and Management
Presents the requirements for case record documentation, case records retention, and effective ways to organize case records. Introduces the concept and importance of the team approach in agencies to ensure that client needs are addressed and that case organization and team management produces higher-quality client employment outcomes.
- TVRS 306: Job Search and Employment
Presents the definition of employment used in VR. Introduces concepts such as trial work experiences, the role of employers, the use of Community Rehabilitation Programs in work-related assessments and focused training, and post-employment services. Provides an overview of approaches and techniques for job-seeking skills, including using online employment resources.
- TVRS 307: Resource Management
Presents the TVR agency management system from a counselor perspective, including planning and using a budget, collecting caseload data, and performance reporting. Also covers building partnerships with other Tribal departments, local agencies, and employers to provide holistic services and to diversify client service funding sources.