The Association is one of the largest divisions of the National Rehabilitation Association, serving individuals and organizations whose efforts are directed toward career development and employment of persons with disabilities.
JPD seeks to enhance these efforts by:
These efforts are approached on a nationwide basis by a strong and growing JPD national, regional, and state network.
Membership is open to any person or group who is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association and is interested in enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities are involved in the job placement process.
The purpose of the Job Placement & Development Division is to advance employment opportunities for all individuals with disabilities by: Encouraging, supporting and promoting job placement activities. Promoting wider understanding and vocational acceptance of individuals with disabilities. Encouraging job placement considerations throughout rehabilitation process. Fostering research and publication of articles on the philosophy, techniques and experience in selective job placement. Developing professionals standards for persons and facilities engaged in placement of individuals with disabilities. Conducting meeting, seminars and clinics to improve the capabilities of effectiveness of those engaged on selective job placement. Developing professional training opportunities for all persons directly in selective placement of individuals with disabilities. Attracting people with interest and initiative into the field of selective job placement, elevating the discipline in stature, and encouraging nondiscrimination impedes the employment of individuals with disabilities.