DARS assists Virginians with disabilities to fulfill their employment goals, gain independence and improve their quality of life. The Division of Rehabilitation Services’ goal is to provide qualified, job-ready candidates for Virginia’s workforce needs. With 35 field offices, DARS covers all corners of the Commonwealth. In 2014, DARS successfully employed 4,087 job candidates.
Vocation Rehabilitation Services
VR services empower individuals with disabilities to enter the workforce or return to work through counseling, training, job placement and other supports.
The Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center offers specific vocational training programs to successfully prepare individuals with disabilities for employment.
DARS offers services to help businesses recruit and retain qualified, job-ready candidates and provide resources on job accommodations, assistive technology, work site analysis or disability awareness training.
Read about DARS’ clients and the organizations who have hired them to make a successful partnership.
Find a DARS Office
DARS has 35 statewide field offices to help serve Virginians with disabilities.
DARS offers job seekers services and resources to prepare them to find and retain employment, including counseling and guidance, skill assessment, job development and placement. For businesses, DARS can provide:
- Recruiting and staffing
- Pre-screening of job candidates
- Setting up internships and on-the-job training
- Disability awareness and etiquette training
- Assistive technology and job accommodation resources
- Financial incentives and supports
DARS offers services about how DARS can help with your organization’s workforce needs.