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Cheyenne VA Medical Center

 

Getting Back to Work: A look at VA's Compensated Work Therapy and Transitional Work Therapy Programs

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Transitional Work work assignments are supervised by work site staff, and impose the same job expectations as are experienced by non-TW workers in the organization or company.

TW participants are screened by VA Vocational Rehabilitation staff, assessed and matched to a work assignment for a limited time as deemed appropriate. TW work assignments are supervised by work site staff, and impose the same job expectations as are experienced by non-TW workers in the organization or company.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center is pleased to announce the Compensated Work Therapy Transitional Work Therapy will hire five  disabled and non-disabled veterans to work at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA). The VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Transitional Work (TW) is a pre-employment vocational assessment program that operates in the VA Medical Center and local community businesses.

TW participants are screened by VA Vocational Rehabilitation staff, assessed and matched to a work assignment for a limited time as deemed appropriate. TW work assignments are supervised by work site staff, and impose the same job expectations as are experienced by non-TW workers in the organization or company.

“I am very excited about this program that helps Veterans return to work” said Patricia Frank, Cheyenne VAMC’s Compensated Work Therapy Coordinator. Frank says that “each participating Veteran must be referred into the TW program from a VA provider for vocational services. Eligibility for the TW program may include individuals with a mental or physical impairment, including homelessness, and/or diagnosed with substance abuse or PTSD. Veterans participating in the TW Program are not considered employees of the VA or the participating company, and receive no traditional employee benefits. There are no direct government entitlements that subsidize the Veterans earnings in TW programs.”

If you would like more information about this program or are interested in exploring this type of program for your company, contact Patricia Frank at patricia.frank@va.gov or 307.778.7550 x 7001.  

You can also learn more about VA's Compensated Work Therapy Program by visiting the program website located at: http://www.cwt.va.gov/