Info for Participants

Current and former participants interested in finding work can contact their local Division of Vocational Rehabilitation office (DVR) to learn more about what support may be available to assist them. Employment Services at Easterseals Hawaii works closely with different DVR Counselors to provide services that match a participant’s interests. In addition, those that qualify for waiver services through the Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division (DOH-DDD) can talk to their case manager about their interest in job opportunities. We will then help develop goals to support employment outcomes.​

To set our participants and their employers up for success, we use the Discovery Process. Discovery identifies participants’ skills and expands their network of support while the process uncovers and recognizes the valuable contributions participants can provide to potential employers. Discovery also helps participants develop a greater sense of self and help them learn to make decisions that can improve their current quality of life.

A customized plan is developed from what is learned through the Discovery Process. A Customized Employment Plan identifies the participant’s strengths and matches them with employment opportunities. The outcome is to meet unmet business needs resulting in a win-win relationship for the participants and Hawaii’s business community. Customized Employment is a dynamic and flexible process designed to create meaningful career/job matches in local business settings.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation – If you have a disability that prevents you from working, contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation Office.

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