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Job Shadow is a career exploration activity, designed to increase an individual’s awareness. It takes place in an integrated, community-based work environment. The individual is allowed to walk through the workday, within the actual environment; witnessing firsthand the work they may be interested in.
Job shadowing is a career exploration activity, designed to increase an individual’s awareness. Unless conducted virtually, it takes place in an integrated, community-based work environment. The individual is allowed to walk through the work day, within the actual environment; witnessing firsthand the work they may be interested in. The individual is able to see the work environment, occupational skills of practice, value of training, potential career options and the culture of the organization. Gaining exposure and firsthand experience through job shadowing can make the difference between assuming what a career would be like, and actually understanding what it entails. This service allows the individual the ability to determine their employability for the position, through informed choice.
Resources for further information on job shadowing and service delivery:
Note: All elements listed in the Roles and Responsibilities serve as part of the technical specifications and are required to be completed by the Service Provider.
|Accompanied Job Shadow||$200||Career exploration activity in an integrated, community-based work environment to provide consumer with what the position entails.||45 days from authorization||
|Non-Accompanied & Virtual Job Shadow||$150|
Note: If over 100 miles, the Service Provider can charge 75 cents/mile for actual miles driven over 100 miles round trip (to and from the closest site where the services can be provided). The 75 cents/mile charge begins with mile 101. Service Providers must submit a travel log detailing mileage. Approval from DVR for traveling over 100 miles is required prior to travel.
An Authorization for Services is required from DVR before any services can begin.
Reports are due within 5 business days of the end of the service or previous month if the service is continuing.
Note: If the service provider is seeking to use their own reporting template, the report must contain all the elements and follow the same sequence in the required DVR reporting template. Please email the DVR Program Development Specialist to submit a reporting template and request for approval.
Invoices for services should be submitted as described on the Authorization for Services, also referred to as the purchase order. Invoices must be received by DVR within 60 days of completion of the service. Properly submitted invoices will be paid within 30 days of receipt when reports and services have been delivered and accepted as specified.
Job shadowing is a career exploration activity, designed to increase an individual’s awareness. It takes place in an integrated, community-based work environment. The individual is allowed to walk through the work day, within the actual environment; witnessing firsthand the work they may be interested in. The individual is able to see the work environment, occupational skills of practice, value of training, potential career options and the culture of the organization.
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Madison, WI 53707
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