Vocational Services

Vocational Services

Vocational rehabilitation services at Siskin Hospital are offered to anyone with a disability who lives in the Greater Chattanooga or North Georgia area.

Vocational rehabilitation services provide a crucial link in the continuum of physical rehabilitation, helping individuals return to a productive, meaningful life in the community and workforce.


As a final step toward independence, individuals find pride and a sense of purpose in returning to work by participating in the programs provided through the Vocational Services Department. Services provided are:

  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Supported Employment Program
  • Employer Consultation

For more information about the Vocational Services Department at Siskin Hospital, call 423.634.1635.


Vocational Evaluation

The Vocational Evaluation at Siskin Hospital is intended to assess an individual’s potential to return to work following disability. The vocational evaluation assesses an individual’s:

  • Aptitudes
  • Achievements
  • Abilities and limitations (physical and cognitive)
  • Interests
  • Transferable skills
  • Obstacles to employment
  • Projected time period for therapeutic intervention
  • Functional abilities in a simulated work environment

It is required that the vocational evaluator at Siskin Hospital complete an employment evaluation before suppported services are provided.


Supported Employment Program

The Supported Employment Program at Siskin Hospital provides clients with disabilities who have completed a vocational evaluation and provides the assistance that is required to keep and be successful in paid employment.

The Supported Employment Program assists clients to reach their goal of returning to work by providing:

  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with assessments given by employers
  • On-the-job performance evaluations
  • Identification of reasonable accommodations
  • Job coaching at the worksite
  • Job retention counseling


Charity Care and Donation

To alleviate the cost of vocational rehabilitation services, Siskin Hospital accepts donations specifically designated for the Vocational Services Department.

Find out how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals in need of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

For more information about the Vocational Services Department at Siskin Hospital, call 423.634.1635.

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