JEVS hireAbility has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International). This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to hireAbility.
The following programs and services were awarded accreditation:
- Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
- Community Employment Services: Job Development
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
According to the survey, CARF found that JEVS hireAbility “greatly benefits from having core staff members who are experienced, creative, and enthusiastic. Their collective years of experience, knowledge, and respect from the community have made the organization…the service provider of choice.
“The leadership team is shifting the ideology of disability employment providers, helping those who are unemployed and being champions of people in search of equal access and job quality.
“Employers report professional, dependable working relationships with employment services staff members. They appreciate the education and support provided to help diversify their workforce and trust that clients presented for consideration are appropriate for their positions and that JEVS staff members will follow up, as promised, if concerns occur.”
“This accreditation ensures the services we provide are at the highest quality industry standards,” said Julia Blackwell, Executive Director of JEVS hireAbility. “This demonstrates that we are proactive to the needs of our clients, local employers, and the community. Our staff should be commended for their work each day to assist people to gain, keep, and advance in meaningful careers.”
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.