Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Older Disabled Worker

By Irving Barshop, Ronald Baxt

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1961

As adults age, they run the risk of losing a job due to illness or accident; however, these individuals, upon recovery, often desire to return to the workforce. The Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS) offers carefully monitored vocational training to adults over the age of 54 in order to prepare and place these adults in appropriate work. FEGS also serves as a screening process for individuals who require personal adjustment training or services that cannot be offered by the program. Graduates of the program have a high rate of job placement, and this model of vocational rehabilitation has been mimicked by programs across the country.

Topic: Professional Development, Jewish Communal Service, Workplace, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No.2

Page Number(s): 309-315

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Barshop, Irving. Baxt, Ronald. Vocational Rehabilitation Program for the Older Disabled Worker. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1961: 309-315. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4244


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