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Are you currently on Social Security Disability or SSI and considering going back to work?
Do you currently have a TICKET TO WORK assigned to you by Social Security?
Are you confused about what to do next or all of the services available to you?
Then you have come to the right place!
FreeneyRCS is here to help you understand all of the services available, access your current talents and skills, and get you ready for the next step towards your future.
If you are on Social security and do not have a TICKET TO WORK assigned to you do not fret. All you have to do is give them a call at:
Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 / 866-833-2967 (TTY)
Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM EST.
If you do have a TICKET TO WORK assigned to you by Social Security then please explore this site, sign up for our monthly newsletter, watch or just give us a call 214.683.7230 or send us a message and we will do everything we can to help you along the way.
CRP Provider (Community Rehabilitation Program) with TWCVRS (Vocational Rehabilitation Services)A contract provider with the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services with the state of Texas. There are several Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services offices in the Tarrant and Johnson Counties area. Through their direction, we work with a variety of clients with some form of disability and help them to find the right job fit for their life situation.
The Supported Employment SpecialistIdentifies and develops the best possible job match and provides short-term supports to address the customer's barriers to employment; Arranges for paid supports from resources other than VRS and natural supports, such as peers or and co-workers, to meet the customer's long-term needs; Ensures the job skills trainer provides adequate and regular support to the customer; and Works in coordination with the VR counselor throughout the Supported Employment process to ensure the best possible employment outcome.
Job Placement SpecialistsThe job placement specialist provides initial instruction, assistance to learn skills, monitoring to ensure the consumer is demonstrating the skills, and any resources and tools necessary to assist or train the consumer in the completion of the following: Pre-employment Needs: Employment Data Sheet* and/or Résumé* Cover letter and Thank you letter* Professional References* Job Searching* Job Application Completion* Interview Training* Worksite Accommodations* Pre-Employment Testing* Salary Negotiation* and/or Position Negotiation* Preparing for the first day on the job*
The job skill trainer (job coach)use structured intervention techniques implementing the most effective, but least intrusive methods possible to help the consumer learn the essential soft and hard skills of the job and/or the skills necessary to arrange and use transportation to get to and from the worksite; work with the consumer, employer, and VRS staff members to establish support services, accommodations, compensatory techniques, and training necessary to remove barriers to ensure successful employment for the consumer; observe the consumer to identify and solve potential problems related to the consumer's employment success before the problem becomes an issue for the consumer, employer, or co-workers; monitor the consumer's performance to ensure improvement in the consumer's performance; and gradually reduce the time spent with the consumer at the job site, as the consumer becomes better adjusted and more independent.
Work Experience ServiceWork Experience services allow a customer to be placed at a business or at agencies within the community to complete short-term (12 weeks or fewer) experience and gain skills that are transferable to future long-term competitive integrated employment. If it is necessary for a customer to participate in Work Experience for longer than 12 weeks to meet the customer's needs, manager approval is required. Work Experience may assist in: determining if a customer is ready for competitive, integrated employment; exploring career options for an individual; and/or developing skills to include in an individual's résumé for a certain vocation. Work Experience services provide an opportunity for customers to: learn and experience work culture; identify career interests; explore potential career goals; identify on-the-job support needs; develop employability skills and good work habits; gain an understanding of employer expectations; build self-confidence; develop soft and hard skills; gain work experience and competencies in a vocation; and develop an understanding of the workplace and the connection between learning and earning.
Pre-ETSPre-Employment Transition Services for Students with DisabilitiesWIOA increases opportunities to practice and improve workplace skills, such as through internships and other work-based learning opportunities; and WIOA requires VR agencies to reserve not less than 15 percent of the Federal VR allotment to provide, or arrange for the provision of, pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities transitioning from school to postsecondary education programs and employment in competitive integrated settings, and that these services be coordinated with local educational agencies (LEA). Definition of “Student with a Disability” A student with a disability is an individual who: Is in an educational program; and Meets certain age requirements; and Is eligible for and receiving special education or related services under IDEA; or Is an individual with a disability for purposes of section 504 of the Act. Is in an educational program; and Meets certain age requirements; and Is eligible for and receiving special education or related services under IDEA; or Is an individual with a disability for purposes of section 504 of the Act. Age range requirements for a student with a disability: Minimum age: Not younger than the earliest age to receive transition services under IDEA; or Not younger than the earliest age, if determined by the State as being different, to receive pre-employment transition services. Maximum age: Not older than 21 years old; or Not older than the highest age determined by the State to receive services under IDEA, if older than 21 years of age. Population to Receive Pre-Employment Transition Services Pre-employment transition services are provided to “students with disabilities” who are: Pre-Employment Transition Services includes 5 Required Services which can be provided in a group setting or on an individual basis: Job exploration counseling; Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school, after school, or community-based opportunities; Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at IHEs; Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and Instruction in self-advocacy, including peer mentoring.
Autism Endorsementprovide the base service, as defined in the VR Standards for Providers (VR-SFP) manual; remain on-site providing all necessary interventions, as identified on the referral form and/or service authorization; identify interventions and compensatory techniques to address and/or remove the barriers directly related to the customer's diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or social communication disorder; and Ongoing Support Services https://choosework.ssa.gov/blog/2021-07-21-employment-supports-for-people-with-invisible-disabilities
Ticket To Work
EN Provider (Employment Network)
An approved Employment Network with Social Security's Ticket To Work program. This program is designed to help persons that are on SSI and SSDI become financially independent, thus getting off of their benefits in the long run. This is a process, and can take a while. It is not a quick fix. We are here to screen potential clients and guide them through this process, including helping them with the skills necessary to get a job, find and network for a job, and be successful for the long term.