Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get into services with JUMP? Go to DCF at 2610 S Oliver, complete an application and apply for services. Ask if you can work with JUMP.
How long does it take to get a job? It depends. Our contract stipulates our goal is within 120 days. Depending on several factors it may take longer than that.
What if I am not sue if I can work? You should tell the VR Counselor you meet with that you aren't sure you can work. They have resources to help determine if you can. They may send you for a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine if you are physically able to work. They may also request a Work Assessment to help them determine this.
I don't have daycare until I get a job, can I bring my kids? You may be able to get assistance from DCF to assist with childcare before you get a job and after you get a job for a determined period of time. We do not allow children in the office while we are meeting with clients. Children often lead to distractions for the clients and can interfere with our productivity. *assistance is based on eligibility*
I don't have transportation, do you provide transportation? No, we do not provide transportation. It is recommended that you speak with your VR Counselor for assistance with transportation. *assistance is based on eligibility*
I can't keep a job, how can you help me? Part of our responsibilities, as well as yours when gaining employment is job retention. Your VR Counselor will help counsel you as well as we can assist with helping you stay focused, committed and attentive to your job. However, the ultimate responsibility is yours to keep the job.
I don't want to work with DCF, is there any other way I can get you to help me find a job? Yes, we accept Private Pay as an option. This requires paying in advance for services at an hourly rate.
What is People First Language? People First Language is an objective and respectful way to speak about people with disabilities by emphasizing the person first, rather than the disability. It acknowledges what a person has and recognizes that a person is not the disability. In putting the person before the disability, People First Language highlights a person’s value, individuality and capabilities.
Say this: People with disabilities
not this: the handicapped the disabled
Say this: People without disabilities
not this: normal, healthy, whole, typical
Say this: Person with Down Syndrome
not this: downs person or mongoloid
Say this: Person diagnosed with autism
not this: the autistic
Say this: Person with physical disability
not this: a cripple
Say this: Person with short stature
not this: a dwarf or midget
Say this: Person diagnosed with a mental health condition not this: crazy, insane psycho “mental”
Say this: person with cognitive disability or with an intellectual and developmental disability
not this: “MR”, mentally retarded, slow, retard