Job Preparation, Development, Hire, and Retention Services are a comprehensive set of services to assist DVR consumers in their efforts to plan for, seek, obtain, and maintain employment. Three services are included in this statewide service category.
|Job Preparation and Development Plan (024, Pre-ETS 208)||Assist DVR consumers with basic job preparation skills, resumes, cover letters, interview skills, and job applications to prepare for the job development process.||45 days to complete the service||
|Job Development and Hire(024)||Begins immediately following the Job Preparation and Development Plan and is ongoing until a job matching the consumer's Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) goal is obtained.||Review plan every 90 days||
Upon an accepted employment offer, payment after established start date and hire report submitted
Upon an accepted employment offer, if hire date is within 90 days of original Job Development purchase order, payment after established start date and hire report submitted
|Job Retention (024)||Provide DVR consumer with supports necessary and appropriate to maintain employment. Support will last for at least 90 days.||90 days following the employment start date||
35+ hours per week and health insurance benefits or 35+hours per week and $12 per hour
$1,500 all other
An acceptable Job Preparation and Development Plan will have the following items attached:
The employment goal and barriers to employment should already be identified in information provided by DVR from the comprehensive assessment and other formal assessments.
As a best practice, DVR staff are encouraged at the point of referral to hold a meeting or have phone or virtual communications with the provider and consumer for introductions and to review existing information, coordinate job preparation and development plan activities, and schedule dates for future meetings.
A final meeting with the service provider, consumer, and DVR (phone, virtual, or in-person) is required to review the completed Job Preparation and Development Plan and attachments. All parties must agree to the plan before proceeding with other job development services. A 90-day review meeting should be scheduled during this meeting.
The service provider and consumer are working together on a regular basis to seek out and apply for jobs. Activities include:
The Job Preparation and Development Plan is reviewed and updated every 90 days in a meeting (in-person, by phone, or virtually) with DVR staff, service provider, and consumer, but a review may be requested by any party more often depending on progress. Plan updates will be reflected in the monthly Job Development Plan and Monthly report.
Job Development and Hire activities must be performed under the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation name. The service provider will represent their services to employers as a contractor for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Service providers will work in conjunction with DVR Business Services Consultants and community agencies to identify job leads and work with employers.
DVR will provide information and support to consumers to help maximize the number of hours the consumer can work. A position obtained by the provider must be consistent with the consumer's employment goal listed in their Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE).
If there is a difference between the consumer's job goal and the hire (e.g., hours, wage, temporary, seasonal), all members of the employment team must agree on the changes before the consumer begins employment.
In cooperation with DVR staff, the service provider will:
The service provider will not receive payment for a hire if they are the employer of record or place a consumer in their own place of business. Service providers may not place consumers as replacement workers in businesses where a strike is in progress.
Service Note: If the hire date is within 90 days of the original purchase order date, the provider may be eligible for a $300 hire incentive.
The Job Retention service assists a consumer in maintaining employment once hired. Assistance provided may look different for each consumer depending on consumer and employer needs.
The service provider will maintain regular contact with the consumer and employer as described and agreed upon in the Job Hire and Retention Report. The service provider will contact DVR immediately (within 24 hours) if a consumer is in jeopardy of job loss or if job loss has occurred.
Job Retention services can conclude 90 days after the final job-stabilizing service ends, but may be extended by DVR as necessary.
Before an invoice for a Job Retention payment can be submitted, the service provider must contact DVR to ensure the 90-day timeframe has not been extended due to individual circumstance. The service provider will stay in contact with the DVR consumer, DVR staff, and, with consumer permission, the employer. DVR may choose to delay the Job Retention service payment until the consumer has stabilized in employment. Ongoing service and monthly reports are required.
Service providers should obtain wage documentation.
See the full 2020-2022 DVR Statewide Service Fee Structure.
|$500||Job Preparation and Development Plan
Payable upon completion of acceptable preparation service, meeting and signed job development plan to DVR within 5 business days of the conclusion of the last contact with the consumer. Completion of service not to exceed 45 days from issue of service authorization.
|Up to $1,800||Job Development Hire
Payable upon completion of acceptable service, timely monthly progress reports, 90-day plan review/update meetings and hire report to DVR within 5 business days of the conclusion of the previous month of service and within 5 days of hire. Initiation of ongoing service not to exceed 30 days from issue of service authorization.
Rapid Hire Incentive Payment
$1,800 Rapid Hire
If hire date is within 90 days of original Job Development purchase order
$1,500 all other (Code 024)
|Up to $2,100||Job Retention
Payable upon completion of acceptable service, timely monthly progress reports and final retention report to DVR within 5 business days of the conclusion of the previous month of service for progress reporting and within 5 days after a minimum of 90-calendar days job retention or as DVR determines by individual circumstance. Initiation of ongoing service and report not to exceed 30 days from issue of service authorization.
Preferred Placement Retention Outcome Payment
$2,100 preferred outcome payment
Must have: 35+ hours per week and employer provided health insurance benefits or 35+ hours per week and $12.00 hour
$1,500 payment all other
Service Notes: Payment of a second hire should be a rare occurrence, and in these cases DVR management will determine an appropriate action. Factors considered include reason for termination or resignation, timely reporting, and whether the service provider fulfilled the expectations laid out in the Job Development Plan.