Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational Services

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society.

The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans.
Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment.

Services and programs include:
  • Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
    • Standardized psychometric testing,
    • Job simulation,
    • Other situation-specific opportunities.
  • Job seeking/job survival skill training:
    • One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
  • Personalized solutions for:
    • Applications,
    • Resumes,
    • Job search,
    • Interviewing techniques,
    • Correspondence,
    • Telephone contact.
  • Exploration of additional info and referrals:
    • Unclaimed VA benefits,
    • Public/private sector support,
  • Supported employment:
    • Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
    • Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
  • Transitional work:
    • Contracted work situations,
    • Case management,
    • Counseling.
  • Homeless veteran supported employment program:
  • Incentive therapy,
    • Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
    • Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
  • Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
    • Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
    • Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
    • Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor more information, or to self-refer, call 412-822-1287 or 412-822-1286. Providers can also refer through CPRS.
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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational Services
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Career Awareness (ND-2000.1500-120)
Employment Transition Counseling (ND-2050)
Job Banks (ND-3500.3500-340)
Job Finding Assistance (ND-3500)
Job Information (ND-3500.3500)
Job Information Lines (ND-3500.3500-380)
Job Interview Training (ND-2000.6500-340)
Job Search/Placement (ND-3500.3600)
Job Training Formats (ND-2000.3500)
Resume Preparation Assistance (ND-2000.6500-700)
Veterans (YN-9000)
Vocational Assessment (ND-2000.9000)
Vocational Rehabilitation (ND-9000)