EMPLoyment

 

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program. Website: https://jobs.utah.gov/usor/vr/index.html

 

We support individuals with disabilities in obtaining competitive, integrated employment through professional vocational counseling and guidance, and through partnerships with employers, school districts, higher education and other agencies. We also serve Utah businesses by offering training on hiring individuals with disabilities and workplace accommodations. 

 

Find a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) office nearest you using the online Office Map or call 1-866-454-8397 (toll free). You can also contact a VR office to attend a welcome session in person or you can view an online Welcome Session to learn more about the services VR may be able to provide you in order to gain employment.

 

Department of Workforce Services, https://jobs.utah.gov/index.html

Youth Program, https://jobs.utah.gov/wioa/wioayouth.html

 

  • See Yourself in a Great Career! Earn cash while you learn about education and training that lead to jobs and a career that YOU want! If you are ages 14-24 you may be eligible for DWS youth program that may help you:

  • Find a career path that fits your interests and lifestyle

  • Gain work experience

  • Learn about employment internship opportunities and on-the-job training

  • Develop leadership skills

  • Explore community leadership and mentoring opportunities

  • Obtain your high school diploma or GED

  • Complete vocational training or college

  • Earn cash incentives

  • Apply for financial aid

For more information about the Youth Program go to: https://jobs.utah.gov/wioa/wioayouth.pdf 

 

Employment Services https://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/index.html

 

The Department of Workforce Services provides assistance to job seekers in Utah who need assistance finding employment. You may be able to have assistance in job preparation and exploring careers, training and education, as well as other supports needed for low income families. 

 

Utah Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health

 

Supported Employment Services, https://dsamh.utah.gov/services/prevention/utahs-prevention-system/supported-employment

If you are struggling with mental illness in addition to your learning disability, supported employment services through the DSAMH may be helpful to you. Individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders, who are gainfully employed in competitive work settings, may have an increased sense of purpose, higher self-esteem and improved social acceptance!

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