Veterans Health Administration
Services - Compensated Work Therapy
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Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) provides a wide range of services for business and industry including: work site and job assessment, staff training and consultation services, employee assessment and screening, and job matching and follow-up services. CWT supports Veterans through vocational case management and workplace supports to facilitate continued employment success. In conjunction with the CWT program, industry can expand its applicant pool and develop a pre-screening opportunity for future employees.
Our mission is to find employment opportunities that match the skills, abilities and preferences for the Veterans we serve. To achieve this mission, we develop partnerships with companies, organizations and government agencies who need workers with proven abilities to produce high quality work and become a valued team member.
CWT can help your company by providing:
- Labor services as well as candidates for employment positions within your business.
- Professional employment support including staff education, assistance with job modifications, and ongoing support to the Veteran and employer.
- CWT staff who are knowledgeable about ADA, reasonable accommodation and assistive technology.
- An efficient and effective source for temporary (temp to hire allowing a company to pre-screen Veterans observing them in action before making a decision regarding competitive employment) and permanent workers. We have Veterans looking for full-time, part-time as well as seasonal work.
- A partnership alliance to meet your company’s labor needs with our nation’s very best trained military Veterans, backed by dedicated CWT vocational staff and managers.
Top Reasons to Partner With CWT:
“Our CWT staffs are as committed to YOUR success as we are to the success of the Veterans we entrust to you!”
Former CWT Manager
Battle Creek, MI
US Army Veteran, Captain Infantry Viet Nam
“We provide qualified pre-screened Veterans who understand the importance of the organization’s mission and above all else they value loyalty and selfless service. We believe that long term employment success is best achieved through building relationships with community employers so that we fully understand their organizations needs and values.”
US Army Veteran, Staff Sergeant
“The CWT program uses vocational counselors instead of salespeople to help our candidates identify the right position and then take the necessary steps to achieve their goals. You’re already paying for our services. Why not get your money’s worth?”
“Veterans, regardless of the time that they served, bring a unique set of skills to the workplace. They understand and live by LDRSHIP values: loyalty, dedication, respect, selfless-service honor, integrity and personal courage. Things like teamwork, flexibility and working with a variety of nationalities is second nature. Also, when you work with one of our Veterans you not only get a Veteran, but a CWT staff member as well.”
US Army Veteran, Staff Sergeant,
Albania & Kosovo conflicts
“First of all, a partner walks with you, through the good and the bad. A partner has your best interest at heart and a partner is willing to work hard toward a common goal. The CWT Program is all of that and more. We are committed to our Veteran and to employers who partner with our program to ensure a win-win for everyone involved. You don’t just get an employee…you get me, and the full support of the Department of Veterans Affairs…and trust me, there is nothing better that being a part of changing a person’s life for the better, and along the way, we too change and grow for the better…give us a try…you won’t be disappointed. This is a program that allows employers to observe, groom and mold their employee of choice without any strings. By their service, Veterans have already proven they are dedicated, can follow or lead, and will put it all on the line, if necessary. When can we start the process?”
“Partnering with CWT gives you a double win. First, Veterans make excellent employees. Secondly, the CWT program provides an extra level of support, whenever needed, that other applicants do not have.”
Chicago, IL (Jesse Brown)