Pawluk, Barbara. Barbara Pawluk: interview with Paul Engels, 1990. White Light Communications Collection (MS 984). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
(00:01:32)Pawluk explains the vocational rehabilitation is a public state agency to get people back to work. Howard Mental Health, another
local and private institution, provides counseling services. She has about 65 cases, which is considered a light case load,
(00:04:50)Pawluk describes the application process and and eligibility requirements for potential clients.
(00:08:57)Supported employment is a Vermont-based grant that serves certain populations who need longterm supports. Westview House is
a psychosocial clubhouse run by Howard Mental Health. Many of the people from Howard Mental Health who go to Westview House
are involved with the supported employment and outreach.
(00:012:07)Engels describes his own experience as a vocational rehab. client. Pawluk clarifies what services they provide, including
job placement and employment training.
(00:17:12)Pawluk lists some of the employers in the Burlington area that work with vocational rehab. clients.
(00:21:50)It's up to the individual to seek out and use these services. The services are optional, and no one will require or push individuals
to motivate themselves. Pawluk describes some ways for individuals to become acclimated with new work environments.
(00:25:04)Engels asks about the success rate of clients that go through vocational rehab. program. Pawluk does not provide a definitive
(00:27:27)Interview ends. Credits roll. Producer: Paul Engels. Director Post-Production: Irene Rea. Camera: Ron Robinson and Karl Hamann.