Rehabilitation Services

Who We Serve

We work with individuals at all stages of their work life:

  • Entering the workforce for the first time
  • Changing careers
  • Re-entering the workforce after hiatus or layoff
  • Professionals seeking career management

Working with our Employment Specialists can help you:

  • Clarify life/career goals
  • Develop an individual career plan
  • Learn job hunting strategies
  • Develop effective marketing tools such as resumes and cover letters
  • Learn interviewing techniques
  • Understand work and other life roles

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DHHS

JVS provides specialized Employment Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers (DHH).  Services are provided by a staff member fluent in Sign Language.  Interpreters are provided for the job application process, interviews, and job training.

Employment Skills Training Program

For Vocational Rehabilitation clients interested in further training JVS offers an Employment Skills Training class focused on Customer Service or Hospitality.  The training provides classroom learning as well as hands on opportunities through experiences with our community partners.  A certificate upon completion of training and job placement is included with the program.

Autism Employment Services Program

The Autism program provides specialized services for those with an autism diagnosis.  Services include job seeking skills, employment readiness training, interview skills training and practice, and assistance in developing on site job supports once employed.  Many individuals with autism struggle with demonstrating appropriate social skills, and this program includes a social group to assist individuals to improve their ability to interact appropriately with others. 

End Dependence Kansas

JVS contracts with KS Vocational Rehabilitation to provide employment services for individuals in Wyandotte and Johnson county Kansas.  Services include Individualized Discovery and Customized Employment to enable individuals with disabilities to successfully find and maintain employment.  Referrals for this program come from Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation.

Our Staff

We take great pride in having a staff of friendly and caring professionals available to assist you. We are person-centered and focus on providing you with the individualized services you need to be successful. The Employment Services staff has the ability to assist American Sign Language (ASL) participants.

Location of Services

We realize that sometimes geographic or transportation barriers may exist for those seeking services. Therefore, we are flexible in where we can provide our services. Our main facility is located in downtown Kansas City at 4600 The Paseo (bus accessible) and we also have a satellite office in Independence. We can also meet you at the local VR office, One Stop Career Center, public library or other  locations convenient for you. To arrange for services contact your state Vocational Rehabilitation Agency or call JVS.

Internet Links of Interest

Kansas Job Link
www.kansasjoblink.com

America’s Job Bank
www.jobsearch.org

For more information contact:

Peggy Lindsay, Director, Rehabilitation Services
816-417-2808 ext. 8921

Independence Office (Employment Services)

Contact Us:

3675 South Noland Road, Suite 100
Independence, MO 64055
816-471-2808

Fax: 816-471-2930

End Dependence Kansas (Career Skills & Connections)

755 Minnesota Avenue

Kansas City, KS 66101

(913) 752-9327