Frequently Asked Questions for Department of Rehabilitation Counselors
The Workability IV Program (WAIV) is a collaborative effort between San Jose State University, San Jose State University Research Foundation and California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). WAIV is open to all San Jose State students (and recent graduates) who are currently enrolled in an academic program (or are taking courses through the division of extended education/open university) and who are consumers of DOR. Students with degrees from other institutions may be eligible on a case by case basis.
The goal of the WAIV program is to provide students with disabilities with the tools and resources necessary to assist them in obtaining and maintaining meaningful careers in their academic field after graduation from San Jose State University.
Adoracion De Guzman, Rehabilitation Counselor Liason for Workability IV Program
- WAIV is open to clients who are San Jose State students (and recent graduates) and are currently enrolled in an academic program (or are taking courses through the division of extended education/open university).
- Clients with degrees from other institutions may be eligible on a case by case basis.
The best time to refer your client is in their first semester attending San Jose State University so we can help with resume, cover letter and interview before their last semester. This will assist them in obtaining experiential education opportunities (Internship/Volunteer/Part-time employment) during their education and when they graduate they will be fully prepared and have a competitive edge.
- Fill out the referral form.
- Attach signed Department of Rehabilitation consents to release/obtain medical and non-medical information forms, copies of the Vocational Rehabilitation Application, Notice of Eligibility, the Individualized Plan for Employment and pertinent medical information.
- You can send through mail to:
Attention: Robert Zier, One Washington Square,
- You are welcome to call the Program Director, Julie Sedlemeyer, with any questions 408-924-6024.
- You will need to do a case note on AWARE entitled, “Referral to WAIV” and every 90 days thereafter like any employment service. Send a copy of the case note to Workability IV.
There is N0 COST for this service as a group authorization is generated instead. However, Workability IV services have to be properly coded on AWARE:
- Under Special Programs, click on Set Primary Contract Fund Source, click Find and on WAIV San Jose State.
- Under Fund Source (Projects) Assigned to Case, check Workability IV.
- If a client goes on a medical leave (interrupted status) while being served by Workability IV, it is important to change the Set Primary Contract Fund Source to “None” and the Fund Source (Projects) Assigned to Case to Budget VR Base.
- Please note that consumers who are no longer SJSU students (alumni, non-SJSU) will need to purchase the annual Career Center Membership