Employment Development Phase
The Employment Development Phase is focused on helping veterans move toward increased self-sufficiency with goals of maintaining long-term sobriety, obtaining sustainable income and preparing for independent living. This phase varies in length for each veteran.
During the Employment Development Phase, the veterans are expected to:
- Enroll and participate in Job Club
- Engage in active job search and/or vocational training with support of VRC Employment Department
- When working 32-hours or more, veterans are eligible to enroll in school
- When unable to work or attend school for disability related reasons, veterans should be connected to volunteering opportunities and/or community service as well as pursuing their disability claims
- Attend all scheduled classes and groups as indicated by their individualized tracking sheet
- Attend outside meetings
- Maintain ongoing contact with 12 step sponsor
- Attend scheduled case management meetings
- Attend weekly house meetings (if not employed or enrolled in school)
- Attend weekly therapy (if applicable)
Once a veteran secures employment and maintains it for at least two pay periods, the Case Manager will indicate that the veteran has entered the Community Reintegration Phase.