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Type of Apprenticeship: Registered

Program Design: Hybrid

SOC Code: 13-1151.00 - Training and Development Specialists

Location: Independence

$20.91 / hr

Credentials Received

  • Certificate

Additional Certifications Received

National Veterans’ Training Institute

Program Description

The Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists: (DVOP) will:

  • Provide case management and intensive services to veterans and eligible spouses who have significant barriers to employment and to Transitioning Service Members (TSM’s) interested in and participating in the Career Skills Program (CSP).
  • Conduct regional outreach activities to locate veterans through contacts with local veterans’ organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and other State Agencies such as Missouri Veteran’s Commission, Vocational Rehabilitation and other institutions that serve veterans. (On site visits required throughout the area of responsibility)
  • Consult and coordinate with other appropriate representatives of Federal, State, and local programs for the purpose of developing maximum linkages to promote employment opportunities and assistance for veterans with significant barriers to employment. Communicate, collaborate, and coordinate with federal CSP coordinators.
  • Develop outreach programs in cooperation with appropriate Department of Veterans Affairs personnel engaged in providing counseling or rehabilitation services, with educational institutions, and with employers in order to maximize assistance to disabled veterans who have completed or are participating in a vocational rehabilitation program. (On site visits required throughout the area of responsibility)
  • Provide vocational guidance or vocational counseling services, or both, to veterans, eligible spouses, and TSM’s with respect to selection of and changes in vocations and vocational adjustment.
  • Assure veterans, eligible spouses, and TSM’s are aware of other programs for veterans, such as those available through Missouri’s Department of Education.
  • Work with partners to maximize opportunities for veterans and ensure veterans are given priority access to Department of Labor programs.
  • Work closely with other staff as part of case management team.
  • Provide veteran-related resources to Job Center staff.
  • Document all services and activities in electronic case management system (MoJobs) as required by program guidelines.
  • Perform other related work as assigned.
  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance

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Requirements or Restrictions

This position must be filled by a veteran who was discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.

  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver’s license.    
  • Employee is required to travel and attend a one-time, week-long, out-of-state veteran specific training within the first 12 months of employment.  The Department will arrange and cover applicable travel/lodging expenses.
  • On a weekly basis, up to 50% of work time the employee shall travel within the assigned service counties to conduct outreach to labor unions, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and veterans’ organizations.  This will generally consist of day travel with occasional overnight travel.

Length of Program

Position is full time with up to 2 years of On The Job Learning with 152 hours National Veterans’ Training Institute supplemental edcuation course work. 

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