52 Broadway 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004
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This year we are looking to raise $2,500 to provide
interview attire and transportation for
We are proud to announce our new and improved Work Readiness
program. CGS now offers
CGS was awarded a Balancing Incentive Grant and is now offering a new program entitled Enhanced Support Services
We are proud to announce we are now accepting applicants for
our new program... Enhanced
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
CGS training and job placement begin with vocational assessment; the individual's vocational strengths and weaknesses are evaluated via interviews, behavioral observations, work samples, situational assessments and career counseling. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) based on the results chart a course to a career for each client and forms the basis for occupational training and job placement.
CGS offers four types of Vocational Assessment; each type is offered as either a stand-alone service or as part of the vocational rehabilitation services at CGS.
- GENERAL DIAGNOSTIC VOCATIONAL EVALUATION (DVE): 5 to 15 days. Focuses on work readiness and general skill identification; uses standardized work samples.
- COMMUNITY-BASED SITUATIONAL ASSESSMENT: Up to 5 days. Held in a community based setting; the Vocational Evaluator appraises the client’s actual hands-on work.
- COMMUNITY-BASED WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT: Up to 10 days. This evaluation is done on an individual basis at a work site in accordance with the client’s interests and employment factors.
- STANDARDIZED AND SPECIALIZED TESTING: Up to 10 hours. Measures a client’s academic achievement, aptitudes, cognitive abilities, personality traits, vocational interests, and sensory-motor skills; uses standardized, nationally accepted assessment instruments – testing may be hands-on, paper-and-pencil and / or online.
During the DVE experience, CGS' Vocational Evaluator helps develop practical strategies for overcoming potential barriers to employment. At the conclusion of the DVE, the client and his or her ACCES-VR Counselor meet with the Vocational Evaluator to discuss the evaluation results and recommendations to finalize the IPE.
DVE referrals to CGS are made directly by ACCES-VR. For more information simply contact CGS’ Director of Vocational Services, Debbie Merav, at 646-214-1278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Vocational Counselor, Danielle Su, at 646-214-1304 or EMAIL: email@example.com.