Standards for public agencies

2020 Edition

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (PA-VOC) 6: Vocational Evaluation Services

The agency provides persons served with a written vocational evaluation that highlights the individual’s skills, aptitudes, preferences, abilities, and special needs.
NA The agency does not provide vocational evaluation services.
2020 Edition

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Purpose

Individuals with disabilities who receive vocational rehabilitation services achieve increased community integration, social inclusion, and self-determination through the realization of their vocational goals.
1
Full Implementation, Outstanding Performance
A rating of (1) indicates that the agency's practices fully meet the standard and reflect a high level of capacity.  
  • All elements or requirements outlined in the standard are evident in practice, with rare or no exceptions: exceptions do not impact service quality or agency performance. 
2
Substantial Implementation, Good Performance
A rating of (2) indicates that an agency's infrastructure and practices are basically sound but there is room for improvement.
  • The majority of the standards requirements have been met and the basic framework required by the standard has been implemented. 
  • Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality or agency performance.
3

Partial Implementation, Concerning Performance
A rating of (3) indicates that the agency's observed infrastructure and/or practices require significant improvement.  

  • The agency has not implemented the basic framework of the standard but instead has in place only part of this framework.  
  • Omissions or exceptions to the practices outlined in the standard occur regularly, or practices are implemented in a cursory or haphazard manner.  
  • Service quality or agency functioning may be compromised.  
  • Capacity is at a basic level.
4
Unsatisfactory Implementation or Performance
A rating of (4) indicates that implementation of the standard is minimal or there is no evidence of implementation at all.  
  • The agency’s observed service delivery infrastructure and practices are weak or non-existent; or show signs of neglect, stagnation, or deterioration.
Self-Study EvidenceOn-Site EvidenceOn-Site Activities
  • Procedures used to evaluate skills, aptitudes, preferences, abilities, and special needs
  • Copy of evaluation tool(s)
No On-Site Evidence
  • Interviews may include:
    1. Program director
    2. Relevant personnel
    3. Persons served
  • Review case records

PA-VOC 6.01

The agency builds on the vocational assessment, combining it with other relevant information including medical, psychological, social, cultural, educational, and financial data, to develop a real or simulated work experience that:
  1. identifies strengths and areas in need of improvement;
  2. evaluates learning styles; and
  3. provides an opportunity for the individual to explore vocational options.

PA-VOC 6.02

The agency evaluates work-related behaviors by observing the service recipient's ability to work as a member of a team and his or her work habits, such as dependability, punctuality, attention to detail, initiative, and perseverance.