Rehabilitation Services Administration

WEDCO is contracted with RSA to provide the following services

Employment Assistance – Job Development and Placement

This service is to assist clients in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment in integrated work environments consistent with the client’s selected vocational goal, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice. Services include but not limited to:

Job Preparation Services:

  • Creating a resume, cover letter, reference letter, and a master application.
  • How to complete job applications, and utilize various job search methods and websites.
  • Learn and utilize job interview skills.

Job Development and Placement:

  • Finding a job placement that is individualized to the client’s vocational goal.
  • Utilizing various resources such as attending job fairs, and conducting follow up calls with employers.
  • Reviewing and completing initial employment paperwork, and understanding work dress, and other employment support needs.

Job Retention:

  • Assist the client in maintaining stable employment for a period of not less than 90 days after a job placement in the same job.
  • Develop the skills necessary to appropriately request personal leave, sick leave, address unplanned absence.
  • Develop conflict resolutions skills to effectively work with coworkers, customers, and supervisors.

Work Adjustment Training

This service provides training in the meaning, value and demands of work and in the development of positive attitudes toward work. We will assist our client’s to develop work readiness and employability skills necessary for obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment within a community based setting. Services include but not limited to:

  • Completing necessary employment forms;
  • Understanding the importance of and maintaining a groomed and neat appearance;
  • Understanding expectations for attendance and punctuality;
  • Learning and understanding job duties;
  • Responding to work instructions and accepting direction and supervision;
  • Maintaining physical and mental work stamina/pace;
  • Managing symptoms or effects of disability, tolerating stress and handling time pressure/multi-tasking

Trial Work Experience

This service is intended to determine the client’s abilities, capabilities, and capacity to perform in work situations to determine if the client can benefit from employment due to the severity of the client’s disability.

Career Exploration

This service provides instructions and assistance to clients in researching various career fields, qualifications and skill requirements for various jobs for which clients are interested, and job outlook and current employment opportunities with local employers throughout the State of Arizona. This service is intended to:

  • Increase the client’s informed choice and career decision-making abilities, enabling him/her to select a vocational goal commensurate with his or her abilities, capabilities, and interests.
  • Allow the client’s exposure to essential facets of the workplace and information concerning various career areas.

Supported Education

This service provides instructions and assistance to clients in preparing for the education and/or training necessary to successfully achieve employment in their chosen field as outlined in the client’s service plan. This service may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Identifying education and/or training requirements for the client’s selected vocational goal.
  • Utilizing educational resources for locating appropriate educational and/or training programs and providing assistance to the client in selecting the program that is the most suitable for the client.
  • Identifying educational costs, exploring and finding financial aid resources and options to pay for the selected educational/training program and applying for financial aid (e.g., Pell Grant, private grants, etc.).

Small Business Consultation

This service is to provide professional information and guidance to assist an individual to develop a viable business plan to explore the feasibility and potential of implementing and establishing a small business enterprise within the existing professional community. The services provided may include but are not limited to start-up cost analysis, budget projections, feasibility studies, business model viability, economic forecasts and implementation.

Job Training (Classroom)

Classroom training is designed for individuals who are ready to work but need to obtain and/or enhance their skills. This can be done in a group setting or with individuals one-on-one to improve and/or develop their skills. Each participant will take an initial assessment to evaluate their skill level and then select their individualized program from the following list:

Clerical Technology
Administrative/Office Skills

Customer Service Representative
Concept / Strategy / Best Practices

QuickBooks
Other Occupational Training
Accounting/QuickBooks

Computer Technology
Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer