Academic journal article Social Security Bulletin

Client Profile #3: Job-Ready and Readily Placed

Academic journal article Social Security Bulletin

Client Profile #3: Job-Ready and Readily Placed

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Some Project NetWork clients were ready for employment when they entered the demonstration and simply needed a little help finding a job. Sal1 was in this position: He was a 40-year-old SSI recipient who had spent nearly 20 years of his life working as a heavy machine operator until an industrial accident in 1988 left him disabled. Since the accident, Sal was diagnosed with Spondylitis, a back problem which prevented him from doing any heavy lifting or strenuous labor. Given these limitations, he was unable to return to his previous job. However, since he still wanted to work, Sal enrolled himself in an Associates Degree program majoring in Computer Operations and Accounting. During his last semester in school Sal enrolled in Project NetWork.

Sal met with his case manager Shirley,1 who determined that Sal was ready to work. Together they developed an IEP and established a vocational goal which would use his new skills. …

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