Guided Life Care Planning Services is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective services possible. We are in-network with several health insurance plans (out-of-network arrangements can be made as well call for more information), veterans benefits (as part of the Veteran’s Choice/ Community Care programs with pre-authorization), we also accept private/out-of-pocket pay. All major credit cards, checks and cash are accepted.
Expert Help for Specific Needs
GLCPS is an approved vendor for the State of Florida Department of Education: Vocational Rehabilitation Division . Our staff are experienced board certified vocational counselors with masters-level understanding of rehabilitation with extensive backgrounds in disabled, geriatrics, and special needs. They understand the intricacies of the health, psychosocial, environmental, financial and legal needs of each client.
What is Vocation Rehabilitation:
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.
Who is Eligible for VR Services:
You may be eligible for VR services if your goal is to become employed and:
- Your physical or mental disability interferes with your ability to become employed
- You need VR's help to find or keep a job
if you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for your disability. You are presumed eligible for VR services
- Comprehensive evaluations
- Transferable skills analysis
- Proactive job placement services
- Individualized rehabilitation plan
- Job site analysis
- Job development
- Coordinate & monitor educational/training programs
- Job seeking skills
- Resume development
- Wage earning capacity/stokes evals
Informed choice, or making a choice based on good information, is the center of the vocational rehabilitation process. Vocational Rehabilitation involves making choices about your job goals, services needed to reach your goals, and who will provide these services. You share responsibility with your GLCPS Vocational counselor for identifying options and exploring the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Your choice of employment outcome must be consistent with your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and interests.
The rehabilitation process is a series of steps that will help you prepare for, get, or keep a job, based on your interests and abilities:
STEP ONE: APPLYING FOR SERVICES Any person living in Florida who has a physical or mental impairment and is of working age or approaching working age may apply for rehabilitation services.
STEP TWO: EVALUATION Your GLCPS counselor is interested in helping you get work or determining what might be blocking your ability to get work. Any medical, educational, or other reports you have will be helpful in this process. If current information is not available, your counselor will help you choose providers for any necessary evaluations, at no cost to you. Evaluations tell us whether there are treatments or other forms of assistance available that would support your efforts to get or keep a job.
STEP THREE: REHABILITATION PLANNING In this step, your GLCPS counselor will work with you to develop an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). Your IPE includes your chosen employment goal, the VR services you will receive, things you will do, and the amount of financial participation, if any.
STEP FOUR: RECEIPT OF SERVICES VR can help you overcome or manage your disability while improving your ability to get and keep a job. Various types of services may be provided, depending on your needs.
STEP FIVE: JOB PLACEMENT When you are ready to go to work, your counselor or your employment provider will:
- Help you find job openings in your community.
- Provide ideas and advice on filling out applications and interviewing for particular jobs.
- Work with your employer to modify the job site and provide assistive devices to meet your needs, if necessary.
After you begin work, your counselor will want to make sure that you and your employer are satisfied and determine if other services are needed to help keep you working.
STEP SIX: CLOSURE After you have worked successfully at your job for at least 90 days, you and your counselor will discuss ending the counselor’s active participation in your rehabilitation. During this discussion, you and your counselor must determine that you no longer require VR services to maintain employment.
- End to End point of contact between client and vocational evaluator within 24 hours.
- Initial Evaluation within 3 weeks from referral date. Subsequent reports every 30 days.
- Case Resolution Goal of 60 days from release to work until job placement.