Vocational Services - VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System
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Vocational Services

Employers Looking to Hire Veterans

If you are a Veteran seeking employment or an organization interested in hiring Veterans or working with our Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, please contact: Community Employment Coordinator Daniel Abraham, LSW, LCDC III at 216-308-8403 or Email: Daniel.Abraham2@va.gov

About Us

The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling Service provides an array of therapeutic and individualized supports and services highly integrated within clinical treatment assisting Veterans to achieve and maintain meaningful competitive employment. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) prioritizes community-based competitive employment as the primary goal of VHA VR participation.

Our Mission

To involve Veterans in a systematic process, which assists persons towards achieving their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible through the application of the counseling process. Staff work with Veterans to assess their unique vocational, educational, and rehabilitation counseling needs in order to develop a Veteran-centric rehabilitation plan focused on assisting them with achieving their goals to maximize community independence to include, but not limited to their employment and educational goals. We achieve our mission by developing partnerships with local businesses, industry, and other community-based support organizations.

Vocational Services Offers the Following for Veterans:

  • Therapeutic Work Program (TW)
  • Vocational Assistance and Guidance Services
  • Job Task Analysis, Transferable Skill Analysis
  • Job Retention Services
  • Supported Education Services (SEd)
  • Supported Self-Employment Consultation (SSE)
  • Vocational Assessment and Screening
  • Formal Work Evaluations, Simulations and Tryouts
  • Career Exploration and Community Integration Counseling
  • Job Search Skill Development Education
  • Ergonomic, Assistive Technology and Job Accommodation Analysis Screening
  • Transitional/Community-Based Work Opportunities
  • Therapeutic Residence (TR House)
  • Supported Employment and Employment Advocacy for Veterans with Severe Mental Illness
  • Community-Based Employment Services
  • Polytrauma Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Spinal Cord Injured Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling


Benefits of Vocational Services for Businesses and Organizations:

  • Obtain Competitive, Semi-Skilled or Skilled Labor
  • Utilize a Flexible and Goal-Oriented Workforce
  • Minimize Costs Associated with Recruitment, Pre-Screening and Placement
  • Vocational Services Staff can provide necessary support services to Veterans to maintain employment

For more information on services and programs offered through the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System Vocational Rehabilitation Vocational Services, please call Supervisory Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Andrea Macchiarella 216-701-7466 (Cell) or email: andrea.macchiarella@va.gov or Supervisory Rehabilitation Counselor Daniel Milford at 216-701-0754 (cell) or email: Daniel.Milford@va.gov. Reaver Nelson MSW, LISW-S, Program Coordinator, Community Resource and Referral Center 216-391-0264 ext. 48627 or email: Reaver.Nelson@va.gov

Contact Info


  • Cleveland VA Medical Center
    10701 East Blvd.
    Cleveland, OH 44106

Contact Number(s)

  • 216-391-0264 Ext. 62006

Hours of Operation

  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.