5.7.2 Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience

Job readiness trainers must have:

  • a high school diploma or GED,
  • a varied and successful work history,
  • knowledge of employer expectations,
  • knowledge of the local job market,
  • the ability to demonstrate and teach effective job-seeking and job-retention skills, and
  • a minimum of one year experience in providing employment services to persons who have visual disabilities and/or other disabilities.


Provider Authorization

Services must not begin until DBS has issued a service authorization and/or purchase order.

Providers must have written authorization from DBS before the provider's employee provides services to DBS consumers. No service provided by a provider's employee will be paid if the service is provided before DBS written authorization is received.

For additional information, please see Documenting Staff Changes in section 1.6.4 of this manual and Staff Information Sheets in section 4.2 of this manual.