ProWorks is a “community partner” with the MN Department of Employment & Economic Development – Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS). ProWorks has been given a Professional and Technical Services Master Contract to provide employment-related services as a “Limited-Use Vendor (LUV) to persons receiving services through Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Under this contract, ProWorks provides:
- Job placement and Retention Services under a Performance Based Agreement (PBA)
- Employment Supports / Job Coaching for Short-Term Supports
- On-the-Job Evaluation
To access these services you may contact Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or to learn more about these services you may visit MN Employment and Economic Department website.
Situational Assessment is the process of systematic observation for evaluating work-related behaviors and performance as well as barriers to performance in a controlled work environment. Although any type of task or situation may be used, paid work is often used in order to add relevance. The element distinguishing situational assessment from other types of assessment is the capability to systematically vary demands in order to evaluate work-related behaviors (e.g., social skills, quantity of work and use of materials). This process also includes the evaluation of the strengths, abilities, needs and preferences of the person served in a real-life setting; giving them the opportunity to demonstrate competencies without relying solely on previous evaluations and/or standardized testing methods.
Situational Assessment evaluates each activity with regards to:
- Adequate supervision
- Appropriate safety considerations
- Interpersonal behaviors
- Job accommodations
- Physical accessibility
- Quality and quantity of work
- Range of motion needed to perform each task
- Tasks and demands related to the goals of situational assessment
- Transportation accessibility
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