Vocational Rehabilitation is a series of services designed to assist an individual entering, sustaining or maintaining employment goals for people with disabilities.
Tribal VR Services:
- Vocational assessment and evaluation
- On the job training/skills training
- Career Counseling
- Employment searches
- Interpreter services
- Job coaching
- Referral services
- Supported employment
- Transition youth to work
- Support, advocacy, and follow-up services for at least 90 days following employment.
The program staff attend community events in all five tribal communities in Maine. Annual Health Fairs, Community Socials and the Annual Career Expo at the Wabanaki Cultural Center in Calais. These events provide opportunity in networking as well as targeting transition youth in bridging gaps when transitioning from high school to work.
The program continues to grow and build working relationships with outside agencies to help in collaborating services to Tribal members with disabilities return back to work.
If you or someone you know has a disability and is interested in returning back to work or need assistance maintaining employment please call the Wabanaki Vocational Rehabilitation Program at 207-532-2021. We will be happy to speak with you!
1. Are you an American Indian with a disability living on or near a Federal reservation in Maine?
2. Does your disability keep you from getting or keeping a job?
If you answered yes to these two questions, you may be eligible for services.
- WVRP will help you explore different career opportunities.
- WVRP may be able to help you receive training or education needed to secure a job.
- WVRP may be able to buy tools, uniforms, or basic equipment needed to start a new job.
- WVRP may be able to help you pay for medical/psychological services.
It does not cost you anything to apply for services. There is no charge for diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling, or job placement assistance. If you are eligible for services, WVRP will ask you about your income and expenses. Depending on your income, you may be asked to contribute to the cost of VR services.