Employment Resources

Vocational Rehabilitation

South Dakota Department of Human Services

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists people with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment in competitive careers. VR services are individualized for each student by helping students set employment goals and identify the steps and services necessary for achieving their goals.

Rochester Institute of Technology - Employment resources for business and employees

Rochester Institute of Technology

This is a helpful site for how to prepare for interviews, how to best work with a Deaf employee, reasonable accommodations, and other wonderful downloadable materials.

Ability for Hire

Ability For Hire

Resources designed to provide education and resources to employers, individuals with disabilities, and the general public promoting the inclusion and advancement of South Dakotans with disabilities into the workforce.

JAN - Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network

Recommended accommodations in employment settings for employees who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  One can also research the askjan.org website for accommodations for other disabilities as well.

American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

PINE RIDGE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROJECT

Oglala Sioux Tribe
Roberta Ecoffey, Project Director
PO Box 1985
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone (605) 867-2798
Fax (605) 867-1943
email: robertaecoffey@yahoo.com
Serving Shannon, Jackson, and Bennett counties

CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE

Oun'iyekiyapi Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Lyle Cook, Project Director
PO Box 590
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
Phone: (605) 964-4400
Fax: (605) 964-4401
Email: ability@lakotanetwork.com
Serving Dewey and Ziebach counties

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Gillion Plenty Chief, Program Director
PO Box 109
McLaughlin, SD 57642
Phone: (605) 823-4222
Fax: (605) 823-4982
Email: gillian.plentychief@sittingbull.edu
Serving Corson county

OTO KAHE TECA VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

Jolleen Laverdure, Director
187 Oyata Circle
Lower Brule, SD 57548
Phone: (605) 473-5244
Fax: (605) 473-5581
Email: jolleenlaverdure@lowerbrule.net