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Search for Jobs & Get Hired

Now you are ready for employment. The final step in this process is to search for a job and get hired.

Key Questions

  • Do you know how to use the resources available in your community to find and apply for jobs?
  • Do you need help from Job Placement staff at RSA?
  • Is your job consistent with what is in your Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)?
  • Are you satisfied with your job?
  • Do you need additional help with anything to perform your job?

Your Choices

It is up to you to search and apply for jobs, but RSA is here to provide support. Follow up with your VR Specialist if you need additional support and let him/her know how your job search is going. Ask about post-employment services if you need help in the future to maintain your job. Remember, you can reapply to RSA at any time.


A) Receive Services

B) Search For Jobs

C) Update Your VR Specialist About Your Progress

D) Follow up and Report Your Employment to Your VR Specialist

E) Learn About Post-employment Services if You Need Additional Support to Maintain Your Job

Go after what you believe in. RSA looks at each individual and sees what you need.
They helped me to come up with a solution to achieve what I wanted.”

Vander Cherry
Client of DDS RSA (received services from DDS RSA through VR Specialist Shonda Pertilla)

Case Closure

RSA will consider you as having a successful employment outcome, close your case, and end services when:

  • You have achieved an employment outcome that matches your goal and IPE.
  • Your employment is consistent with your strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choices.
  • Your employment is in most integrated setting possible.
  • You have been employed for at least 90 days.
  • You and your VR Specialist consider the employment satisfactory.
  • You are paid at or above DC minimum wage.

RSA will consider you as having an unsuccessful employment outcome, close your case, and end services for various reasons including:

  • You are non-responsive and do not cooperate.
  • You do not actively work towards achieving your employment goal.
  • Your disability worsens and prevents you from working.

If RSA determines you as having an unsuccessful outcome, you do have the option to appeal.

District of Columbia Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
250 E St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-442-8400
TTY: 202-442-8613
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:15 am – 4:45 pm
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