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Dear Counselor:

As we begin the new fiscal year 2014, we would like to thank you for your continued support and for the opportunity to provide quality assessment and employment services. As in the past, referrals and authorizations may be sent by mail, fax or e-mail. Contact information is as follows:

Mailing Address:

Career Assessment Systems, Inc.

1052 West State Street

Salem, Ohio 44460

 

Phone Number: (330) 332 - 9577
Toll Free: (877) 899 - 9577
Fax Number:

(330) 332 - 9576

 

In addition to the vocational testing/assessment services that we already provide, including Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation and Comprehensive Vocational Intelligence Evaluation, we have a licensed professional clinical counselor on staff to provide Psychological Testing in most of the geographical areas we cover. Please contact Beth at the office for area information. It is our hope that you will find our services useful in identifying appropriate job goals for your consumers when implementing the Individual Plan for Employment.

All of us at Career Assessment Systems, Inc. are pleased to continue serving you directly as a CARF accredited service provider, as well as offering you new and improved services. We look forward to continuing to work with you to help develop successful vocational plans and provide the services leading to successful outcomes and closures. Career Assessment Systems, Inc. "Putting pieces of the puzzle together for you."

For additional information please contact:

W. Brad Hale, President and Certified Vocational Evaluator

Phone (330) 332 - 9577 or (330) 360-6083

Career Assessment Systems, Inc.

1052 West State Street

Salem, Ohio 44460

CVE7_4@juno.com   http://www.careersystem.org

 

 

CAS Report on outcomes - Fiscal Year 2015

During Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, data and statistics will show a 14% decrease in vocational service referrals to Career Assessment Systems. This decline can be attributed to Career Assessment Systems discontinuation of all vocational services except intake and certified vocational evaluations.

Of all certified vocational evaluation referral starts in FY15, 100% were completed within the services authorized time frame, and 100% of reports were completed within authorization periods and 100% within the new CAS efficiency timelines. These excellent results reflect CAS efficiency in order to meet the high mandated standards established by OOD regulations.

Demographics of referrals continue to support the accessibility of services to all consumers regardless of age, gender, race, heritage, cultural background, disability or economic level. Minority consumers represented 23% of all referrals, 40% were female and 60% male. The majority, 86% of consumers, were between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. Consumers with varying degrees of disabilities were served by Career Assessment Services, including nearly 26% diagnosed with different degrees of mental disabilities, 20% represented physical disabilities. Dual diagnosis (Mental and Physical) referrals represented 22% of all referrals.

97% of the counselors returning satisfaction surveys gave a “very good to excellent” rating that certified vocational evaluation services addressed or provided specific information and were effective in addressing consumers vocational "questions and needs" in the development of a successful Individual Plan of Employment. This rating is consistent and reflects CAS staff experience and their ability to adjust to the changing needs of OOD counselors as they work together in a professional relationship. Counselors who commented on their surveys shared the following: Excellent timely service, sensitive and compassionate, sets stage well for counseling, excellent options, thorough and very detailed, appropriate and realistic occupations, can't imagine writing IPE without CAS CVE, comprehensive service, I love CAS, CVE is great to discuss next steps with consumer, respectful, allows consumer to have choices, really difficult staffing with consumer handled unbelievably well, CAS scheduler is great, above and beyond the norm, presents all options, always a great part of vocational planning, excellent report, always scheduled within a week, e-mails and phone calls always made to update me, you guys are the best.

The true effectiveness of Career Assessment Systems certified vocational evaluation services can be measured based on the consumers who completed and were satisfied with their certified vocational evaluation services experience effectiveness in providing relative information in answering their questions and needs to become competitively employed. Consumers completed a survey after participating in the certified vocational evaluation service and subsequent staffing held with the counselor. These surveys and self addressed stamped envelopes were given to the consumer at the time of the staffing and returned to CAS through the mail. 96% of the consumers gave a good to excellent rating being completely satisfied with the "certified vocational evaluation service experience” they were involved in. Consumers who commented on their surveys shared the following: keep up the good work, it was me, very happy with results, wonderful, you explained everything, report was clear and concise, compassionate, professional, I am very satisfied, well explained, could not ask for better, everything was great, would definitely recommend, precise, thank you.

Respectfully Submitted,
W. Brad Hale, President
Career Assessment Systems, Inc.

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