Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Reading Time: 5 minutes To continue on with my post on getting level during divorce, I’m offering working definitions of 3 of my favorite ability descriptors which are: Employability, Hireability and Placeability Although my vocational assessment and evaluation assignments span a variety of jurisdictions and are designed to meet referral needs, the concepts of Employability, Hireability and Placeability remain… Continue reading Employability, Hireability and Placeability ~ Got Ability? Need Proof?

Alaska and Her Rehabilitation Plan…Patience Beyond that of a “Normal” Cat Owner!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Okay, another cat blog! Yes, I’m a cat lover and I love all pets and I care for all living creatures! I’m not a cat fanatic, it’s just that felines have been an important part of my life since my teens, and I love cat to pay attention to behavior! I love to write too.… Continue reading Alaska and Her Rehabilitation Plan…Patience Beyond that of a “Normal” Cat Owner!

Want to Know What Rehabilitation Counselors Do?! No not really you say?! Too bad, read this:

Reading Time: 4 minutes During exercise class (edited post originally written December 14, 2020), I was chatting with a fellow work-out champ at our fitness club. She is currently attending Drake University in the pharmacy program. After inquiring about her background (from Chicago area), her training (all online at this time due to the pandemic), and her program requirements… Continue reading Want to Know What Rehabilitation Counselors Do?! No not really you say?! Too bad, read this:

Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Randy has taught the wonderfully well-behaved youth in our community (hee hee) since 1992 as an instructor for the Des Moines Public School District. He teaches at Scavo High School (which as of this writing on 2/17/2020 will soon be dismantled) and Randy will be moving on to a new program(for sure) at a new… Continue reading Randy and Abe’s Work Ethic…Pretty Impressive! Plus a Kiss!

Happy 19th Anniversary Vocational Resources Plus

Reading Time: 5 minutes Vocational Resources Plus LLC Celebrates the beginning of 19 years in business! September is a special month for me. My birthday is on September 15 and I started my own business on September 15…back in 1963 and 1999 respectively! Please read on for information on Vocational Resources Plus LLC. I offer life care planning as… Continue reading Happy 19th Anniversary Vocational Resources Plus

Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

Reading Time: 3 minutes In my Iowa State Days and into the Fall of 1994, one course I recall quite well was Microbiology. Here I am, a new mother, messing around in a laboratory with germs. Okay, microbiology is better defined as “The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.” Luckily I… Continue reading Vocational Evaluators: 3 Roles in 1. Germs, Competitors, and a Shredder Help!

Bella The Working Dog ~ She Always Needs a Job

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last evening Bella romped around the public pool during the annual doggie dive. I’ve blogged in the past how I feel asking an evaluee / client about pet ownership is important as it tells me a lot about their lifestyle and what they value, especially if I actually get to meet the pet(s). Clearly, dog… Continue reading Bella The Working Dog ~ She Always Needs a Job

350 days of leave! Work Ethic…Brag About It!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Okay, my last post for now on Randy (five consecutive Mondays is a bit excessive…)  Randy  is into his 20th year teaching for the Des Moines Public School District. He thinks he has around 350 days of sick leave accrued. He says you can only bank 250. I don’t know what that means…but I do… Continue reading 350 days of leave! Work Ethic…Brag About It!

Vocational Case Management Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vocational case management is an integral component of the rehabilitation process to return the injured worker to suitable, gainful employment. Services are available to evaluate the rehabilitation potential of the claimant, to provide counseling for disability-related concerns, and when appropriate, to access the labor market and identify job placement opportunities are available. The variety of… Continue reading Vocational Case Management Services

Vocational Case Management

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vocational case management is an integral component of the rehabilitation process to return the injured worker to suitable, gainful employment. For the best efficiency and efficacy, services should begin as soon as possible. Early intervention is a good practice, especially for small businesses. If early intervention wasn’t established, once the physician releases the individual for… Continue reading Vocational Case Management