Over 30 years of experience working with individuals challenged by various disabling conditions. Provided the following services to enhance employment and/or quality of life: career and adjustment counseling, case management, vocational testing, and job placement.
Conducted initial evaluations of disabled veterans to determine eligibility for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. Evaluations entailed review of all pertinent medical and psychological records, past work history, and direct interview with veterans. Composed narrative reports of determinations and justifications for each. Developed rehabilitation plan with appropriate vocational goal congruent with veteran's functional limitations and the current job market. Performed case management duties for 180 veterans that included the following; monitored training progress, provided counseling as needed, assured medical/dental needs were met, and coordinated with contract facility providers, assured all payments for training and supplies were timely.
Evaluated psychiatric and/or court determinations of incompetence by means of field investigations. Determined the most appropriate fiduciary for incompetent beneficiaries and submitted all required documentation in support of decision to the proper agency and/or court of jurisdiction. Completed detailed written reports of all field investigations that included all background information on proposed fiduciary. Made court appearances and provided testimony as required. Performed special VA-related investigations that included: emblezzment or abuse, delinquent accountings and fraudulent use of VA benefits.
Provided case management services to 150 disabled veterans. Monitored training progress , providing adjustment counseling as needed. Maintained documentation regarding progress toward vocational goal. Worked closely with training facility personnel , ensuring services and payments made accurately. Provided job skilling skills and placement assistance upon completion of training.
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