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Texas Workforce Services Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services
In 2016, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) laid the groundwork for the transfer of vocational rehabilitation services from the former Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to TWC on September 1, 2016, under the new program name Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (TWS-VRS).
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend welcomes a great team of dedicated TWS-VRS individuals who are committed to serving the people and employers of Texas. TWS–VRS helps eligible Texans with disabilities prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in competitive integrated employment, which is employment in jobs with work settings, wages, benefits and advancement opportunities equivalent to similar jobs held by people without disabilities.
Your local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Teams are committed to helping you reach your Employment Goals and continue to serve you with your health and safety in mind! VR Counselors, VR Teachers, Rehabilitation Assistants, and Independent Living Workers are available by phone, email, or teleconference where possible.
Call (361) 878-3000 or (361) 882-7491 for services.
Please visit the directory of VR Services here: https://twc.texas.gov/offices/vr-general-services.html.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Are Available Virtually
To help individuals with disabilities access services during the COVID-19 pandemic, local Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) teams are available virtually to help our VR customers work toward their employment goals.
VR counselors, VR teachers, Rehabilitation Assistants and Independent Living workers are available to provide services by phone, email or teleconference where possible. Get in touch or find services in your area at (512) 936-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To locate VR offices near you, visit www.twc.texas.gov/VRNearMe
VR Serves Job Seekers With Disabilities
Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services works with eligible individuals with any disability, whether visible or not. If you have a disability that makes difficult for you to obtain or maintain employment, contact us at (512) 936-6400 or email email@example.com to see if VR services are right for you. To locate VR services near you, visit www.twc.texas.gov/VRNearMe
It’s estimated that 1 in 4 U.S. adults has a disability. Having a disability can make it challenging for a person to live everyday life, including keeping a job. Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services helps eligible individuals with a mental or physical disability affecting their employment with needed supports so that they can obtain, maintain or advance in employment. Counseling and guidance, training, and assistive technology are just a few of the available services. Contact VR Services at (512) 936-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if VR services are right for you. To locate VR services near you, visit www.twc.texas.gov/VRNearMe
Helpful Tips and Information for Job Seekers with Disabilities
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) is committed to providing employment-related services to all citizens of the Coastal Bend. WFSCB provides a variety of options to help customers with disabilities use the services, resources and information offered at each of our Career Centers. As a person with a disability, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), you have the right to access all services, programs and activities provided at our Career Centers. WFSCB is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend can provide:
- Reasonable Accommodations
- Workshops for a Successful Job Search
- Sign Language Interpreters
- Accessible Technology
- Job Development Services
- Job Coaching
- Ticket to Work Program
- Education and Training Programs
- Financial Aid Opportunities
Information & Referrals to Agencies that provide:
- Social Security Disability Benefits Planning
- Job Accommodations
- Public Transportation Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Social Security Work Incentive Programs