Employment Services


SVRI’s employment services staff possess knowledge of employer expectations as well as experience working with people who have disabilities to achieve the best possible job placement for both.

Additional Employment Services:

Job Development Services

  • Identifying local job openings.
  • Assisting with the application process, including resumes, and cover letters.
  • Presenting skills and limitations to the employer in a positive way.
  • Negotiating necessary accommodations.
  • Arranging training opportunities.
  • Providing support in adjusting to a new work setting.

Work Experience

This service provides participants with an opportunity to receive on-the-job training and skill development in an actual work environment. A training agreement between the participant, referral source, and employer identifies knowledge and skills required. The time-limited work experience provides feedback on performance and appropriateness of the position and results in a recent reference for the participant to use in the job search process. Pay provided is based on the prevailing wage for the position and the referral source purchase order covers wages and workers' compensation coverage, plus administrative costs.

On-the-Job Assessment

An on-the-job assessment evaluates participants' soft skills/behaviors and entry-level, position-specific skills. Employers provide feedback, ensuring "real world" assessment. It provides work hardening activity and/or work adjustment (job analysis included) to provide answers to specific, individualized questions outlined in referral information. This service includes an exit meeting with the referral source, employer, and participant and a written summary.

Job Seeking Skills (JSS) Training

The curriculum includes development of a master application, resume, cover letter, thank you letter, and job search plan identifying local employment possibilities. Participants practice interviewing and discuss disability disclosure and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Work values, strengths, weaknesses, and skills areas (data, people, things) are discussed to determine best job matches. Arrangements for 1:1 sessions are possible; contact the program manager for details.

Employment-Based Assessment

This hybrid assessment and job seeking skills service examines areas of interest related to possible employment, appropriateness of current job-seeking tools (e.g. resume, cover letter), ability to complete applications, knowledge of local/area labor market, transferable skills, and benefits of working with a placement specialist. It includes the JSS curriculum, COPS Interest Inventory, and final report with recommendations for job search planning.

Contact Us

Lyndsey Ebling
715-232-2248 (voice)
715-232-1323 (fax)
eblingl@uwstout.edu   

SVRI Contact Information

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: 715-232-2513
Toll Free: (800) 228-5457
Email: svri@uwstout.edu

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