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Supported Employment (Overview)

Supported employment is a term for jobs for those that are severely disabled (including by psychiatric illness and cognitive deficits).


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What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

What is the difference between disability living allowance and employment and support allowance?

None: Disability is a certification of inability to make income, and cash is paid depending on the organization responsible (government/private). Allowance for hired help or funds for housing are a separate function, usually by state agencies to reduce institutionalization rates. They do not involve cash to the disabled individual. ...Read more

Supported Employment (Overview)

Supported employment is a term for jobs for those that are severely disabled (including by psychiatric illness and cognitive deficits).


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Will dialysis affect my employment?

Will dialysis affect my employment?

Possibly: If you are on hemodialysis, then you will have to be at an in center facility three times a week for 3 to 4 hours per session. This form of dilaysis makes it very difficult to maintain a full time job however if you choose to perform peritoneal or home hemodialysis, they you have a better shot of maintaining a full time position. ...Read more

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What to do if I failed a pre-employment dot drug test?

What to do if I failed a pre-employment dot drug test?

Don't understand ?: If you failed the test, assuming it was interpreted by a medical review officer (MRO), am not sure you have any recourse, particularly if this was pre-employment. If you ARE an employee, you should find out what protections you have and if you can appeal the test. If you are a union member, your union rep should have information on how to contest it. If you are NOT already an employee, not much. ...Read more

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What are the most common methods for drug testing for employment?

Urine and saliva.: Urine toxicology screens are quite common, though some now use saliva tests which are less prone to deceptive behavior. Some employers also use hair analysis, which looks back over a longer period of time and almost eliminates any potential for deception. ...Read more

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If my home drug test is negative, will my employment drug test also be?

If my home drug test is negative, will my employment drug test also be?

Depends: I'm assuming you're talking about illicit drugs. There are many types of drug screening tests, so you can't depend on a home test to tell you what will show up on an employment test. ...Read more

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If I take a medication not prescribed to me will it show up on a employment drug test?

If I take a medication not prescribed to me will it show up on a employment drug test?

Possibly: It depends on whether they are testing for it or not. Whether it's prescribed or not, if your employer doesn't allow you to take it due to its adversely affecting your job, you will still get pinched if it shows up on your test. Besides that, taking a medication "not prescribed" to you is rarely a good idea. ...Read more

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What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

What are places of employment for cardiac rehab specialists?

Hospital based: Typically, cardiac rehabilitation programs are based in hospitals. Rarely, an hmo or other similar organization may offer similar services. Likewise, sometimes community colleges or organizations like the ymca may have rehabilitation programs. These are usually for healthier people. ...Read more

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Will tuberculosis affect employment in us?

Will tuberculosis affect employment in us?

Definitely: Before being employed, applicants need medical health clearance like tuberculosis, hepatitis, drug screens and the like. ...Read more