Code of Impairment
Informed Consent Form
NPVRS Release of Information Form
Rights and Responsiblities
Individual Plan for Employment
Description of Services
To assist American Indians with disabilities in
obtaining and retaining employment and
maximizing their ability to live
their communities. Our primary objective
individual plan of employment. We
are committed to the tribe and both public
We assist applicants with counseling, vocational
training, and placement services in order to
opportunities, quality of
living, and seek financial independence among the
To receive NPVRS you need to have a
disability which is
severe enough that you have difficulty getting or
employment specifically because of your disability.
There are many other types of disabilities
other than those listed.
The purpose of this list is to provide examples.
Code of Impairments
Applicant must be an enrolled member of a federally
recognized tribe and be residing on or near the Nez Perce Reservation.
Applicant must have a physical or mental impairment which
for that individual constitutes or results in substantial impediment to
Anyone who can benefit in terms of an employment outcome
from vocational rehabilitative services.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application
The process can take up to sixty days for approval or denial process.
Must have the following:
Proof of Enrollment in a Federally Recognized Tribe or Certificate of Indian Blood
Client Assistant Program Brochure given
Informed Consent to treatment
Med/Psych Evaluation form
Rights and Responsibilities
Releases for counselors, probation and parole, medical, psychological and colleges any that applies to applicant.
Vocational Rehabilitation may provide other
essential services if proven to be needed to
achieve your goal of employment.
are not a social services agency) We can refer you
appropriate public and private agencies
for their special services.
Participation in a
vocational rehabilitation program can give you
independence, improve your self esteem,
and empower you to take charge of
Kamiah PHONE: 1-888-637-8376 or
208-935-4116 FAX: 208-935-4101
The vision of the Nez Perce Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NPVRS), is
to enable American Indians residing on or near the Nez Perce Reservation, the
right to enhance or regain their self reliance which has been weakened by
disability. Our primary objective focuses on individual employment.
With the individuals and ourselves forming a partnership in all aspects of our
The goals of NPVRS are to:
Reduced joblessness by assisting disabled job seekers to enter or reenter
the local labor market.
Enhance basic skills of the disabled and development of educated adults.
Support life-skills development that may lead to an individuals
The NPVRS prepares clients to overcome their disabilities and become
employable. Our services will be provided to meet our clients needs
commensurate with their ability to benefit from them. Services are
designed for each individual served according to their needs.
Counseling to overcome barriers or disabling conditions; vocational guidance
to empower client to make choices about career decisions; academic and on the
job training assistance can be offered to achieve self-reliance for our clients.
Our highly motivated staff consistantly prioritizes
community awareness and involvement. We are here to assist all applicants who
desire to improve their lives through the VR counseling, training, and placement
David Miles, M.Ed.
Vocational Rehababilitation Lead Counselor
Sonia Van Woerkom
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
The Nez Perce Vocation Rehabilitation Services (NPVRS) agency is part of the
Nez Perce Tribal Education Department. NPVRS provides education,
employment, and training services that are funded by the Department of Education
and administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration.
Counseling is strictly confidential. Who is in
and what is discussed is held in
the strictest confidence. We do not
information with anyone outside our agency
expressed written permission.
Exceptions to this policy are determined by
Tribal and Idaho State Law which
(a) directs NPVRS to contact the
agency if we become aware that you or
someone else is in
imminent danger or if a
minor or dependent adult ( e.g. elderly person,
impaired person) is being abused ( including
sexual abuse) and
permits courts to subpoena counseling
records for legitimate reasons.