32 Miss. Code. R. § 22-3.19.4 - SE Clients in Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP)
Current through December 27, 2021
VR clients who are determined to be eligible for supported employment while receiving services of a CRP should be referred to the appropriate SE counselor (The SE counselor should be involved in routine staffing at AbilityWorks when informed by the vocational evaluator that supported employment is being considered as a service option for a client). When the supported employment counselor determines that the client is eligible, the case should be transferred to a supported employment caseload. The client should be fully informed about the supported employment program before the case transfer is made. The client should be informed whether continued evaluation at the CRP is needed. If the placement is not appropriate the client should be terminated from the CRP before or simultaneously with transfer to the SE caseload.
Generally, placement at a CRP is not appropriate for a SE client because it is not consistent with the place/train model, however in some instances placement of a SE client at a CRP may be appropriate for a particular assessment to, for example, observe behaviors, work habits, build rapport with the client, etc., or in rare instances remediate functional limitations. This may be done while the case is in eligibility status for the purpose of gathering information for IPE development, or in service status to provide specific training for remediation of functional limitations discovered after a client has been in a regular supported employment job and it has been determined that the CRP is the only suitable environment in which this remediation can take place.
The decision to refer a client to a CRP should be made in consultation with the district manager. An assessment or remediation plan should be developed that is specific to address the needs of the client and should coincide with the time limitations which apply to all CRP referrals. The client should be fully informed of the reason for the referral and that the placement is not a permanent job. Since the client is SE eligible a job trainer will be provided while in the CRP to assist the client and the CRP staff in the assessment. It is expected that referrals of SE clients to CRPs will be limited and should be made only when placement in a competitive, community based job is not a timely and feasible option.
To refer a client to a CRP follow the procedures outlined in the CRP section of this manual that describes the referral process. Referral of a SE client to a CRP requires District Manager review.
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