Enrollment Eligibility

How is a Person Referred to Nobis Works?

Participants are referred through the Georgia Department of Labor's Vocational Rehabilitation Program, metro area schools, Veterans Administration, workers compensation insurance companies, and/or other rehabilitation providers. A self-referral can be made to the Program Coordinator at (770) 427-9000.

Referring agencies provide referral information such as medical, psychological, or educational, information to team members who manage the programs. Staff members review referral information and determine an individual’s eligibility. If accepted into a program, the participant will be scheduled for an intake interview. Staff members work with each individuals to arrange transportation and determine a start date.

Enrollment Eligibility Criteria

No person will, on the basis of race, religion, sex, or national origin, be denied services from Nobis Works programs and services. All persons seeking admission must demonstrate a need for the services provided. All persons will be served on the basis of availability of program funding.

Persons applying for services who are not financially sponsored by a referring agency may be admitted and will meet all admission criteria. Staff will discuss fees for services with the applicant before admission.

All persons applying for admission will meet the following guidelines:

  1. Must be at least 16 years of age. (Persons under age 18 must obtain a work permit from the Department of Education before admission.)
  2. Must provide proper identification upon admission as required by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service for Employment Eligibility Verification. Proper identification includes an original Social Security card or birth certificate and photo ID or photo driver's license.
  3. Must have written evidence dated within the last three years from an appropriate specialist, agency, or other source, that documents the mental, physical, vocational, or emotional need for services.
  4. Must independently care for personal needs including eating, drinking, toileting, dressing, and more.*
  5. Must have adequate mobility skills to get to and from work stations, restrooms, lunchroom.*
  6. Must not be injurious to self or others and must maintain this status once admitted.
  7. Must voluntarily agree to participate in Nobis Works programs unless otherwise legally ordered.
  8. Must agree to follow rules and regulations as required.
  9. Must be able to secure transportation to and from Nobis Works locations.

* Requirements #4 and #5 may be met with the use of a personal care aide or trainer. Personal care and mobility needs will be assessed prior to admission.

Nobis Works reserves the right to request specific medical, psychological, or other diagnostic or social information which may be important to the individual’s successful rehabilitation.

Each specific rehabilitation program offered may have additional admission criteria which are explained in those program descriptions.