Student Work-Based Learning Services are a set of services to be used with students in high school or a post-secondary education training program, aged 14-21, who have an IEP, 504 plan, or documented disability. Skills gained through these experiences are meant to help with future job development and placement as the student ages. The experiences are not intended to be the student's end IPE goal job.
If a student has decided that their current IPE job goal will be used as their long-term goal for case closure, services should transition from Pre-ETS to adult services, including use of Supported Employment to help the consumer maintain permanent competitive integrated employment. Because individual circumstances are often unique, it is critical to consult with the consumer's employment team and DVR colleagues.
|Student Work Based Readiness Plan||Develop a plan for the student based on their interests and job readiness.||45 days to complete the service||
|Student Work Based Learning Experience Development||Support student during job search process and secure employment.||Review plan every 90 days||
|Student Work Based Learning Retention||Provide student with supports necessary and appropriate to retain employment.||30, 60, and 90 days following start date||
||$500 per month in months 1, 2, and 3|
This service includes identifying types of community jobs that may interest the student, introducing the student to the job search process, and working on basic job preparation skills.
As part of this service, the provider should create a sample job application to assist the student in preparing for a job search. The service provider is required to generate a list of references for the student to use as a template when applying for jobs. Developing a resume and cover letter is optional depending on the specific needs of the consumer (at the direction of DVR), but at a minimum, resume development should be discussed with the student and resources on how to develop and post a resume should be provided.
The Student Work Based Readiness Plan service also includes providing opportunities for interview practice and sharing job interview expectations, as well as identifying and developing strategies to address barriers to employment.
Note: Barriers to employment should already be identified in documentation provided by DVR staff from the comprehensive assessment and other formal assessments and information.
Referrals for this service should include a meeting or communication by phone or email with the provider and student to introduce all parties, review existing information, coordinate work-based readiness plan activities, and schedule dates for future meetings.
A final meeting in-person, by phone, or virtually between the service provider, student, and DVR is required to review the completed plan. The service is not complete until all parties agree with the plan.
This service involves the service provider and student working together on a regular basis to identify and apply for jobs.
Activities for this service should include:
The Student Readiness Plan is reviewed and updated every 90 days in a meeting with DVR staff, the service provider, and the student (in person, by phone, or virtually), but any party can request more frequent reviews as needed.
Student Work Based Learning Retention helps a student maintain employment once hired. This service may look different for each student based on specific consumer and employer needs. It is expected three 30-day periods will be authorized; if not, the reason should be documented by the case facilitator.
The service provider will maintain regular contact with the student 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.
If a student requires additional training (soft or hard skills), Job and Task Analysis and Systematic Instruction can be authorized as needed following those technical specifications. Refer to the Systematic Instruction Technical Specification for more detail about that service. Systematic Instruction cannot be authorized for Potentially Eligible consumers.
Service providers should obtain wage documentation.
See the full 2020-2022 DVR Statewide Service Fee Structure.
|$500||Student Work Based Readiness Plan
Payable upon delivery of an acceptable service and report to DVR within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the last contact with the consumer. Completion of service and required report not to exceed 45 days from issue of service authorization.
|$1,350||Student Work Based Learning Experience Development
Payable upon completion of acceptable service, timely monthly progress reports, 90-day plan review/update meetings, and Student Learning Experience Report to DVR within five (5) business days of the conclusion of the final month of service and within 5 days of hire. Initiation of ongoing service not to exceed 30 days from issue of service authorization.
|$500 per month in months 1, 2, and 3||Student Work Based Learning Retention
Payable upon completion of acceptable service and timely monthly progress reports to DVR within five (5) business days of the 30th, 60th, and 90th calendar day of job retention, or as determined by DVR on a case-by-case basis. Initiation of ongoing service and report not to exceed 30 days from issue of service authorization.
Payment for Student Work Based Learning Experience Development is available to the provider when a job offer has been made and a start date has been determined. DVR must agree to the work experience and a Job Hire and Retention report must be submitted before payment.
If a student's position ends before completing a 30-day period, DVR will review the circumstances to confirm the services were adequate and the position ended despite those services or due to circumstances outside of the provider's control.
If a student is hired from an I/TW, the Student Work Based Learning technical specifications would be used starting with the Work Based Learning Experience Development service.