Who is Part of an IRT?

Key Members

Youth with Disabilities - Motivated job seeker with a desire to create a long-term career goal.

Team Helper - This can be a Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC), case manager, career counselor, school guidance counselor, or disability advocate. It should be someone that the job seeker trusts.

Additional Members

Below is a list of members who may be helpful to the job seeker. This is not a complete list. Other individuals or organizations may be helpful in supporting the job seeker.

Health Representatives

  • Case Manager
  • Social Worker
  • New York State Office of Mental Health Representative
  • New York State Commission for the Blind Rehabilitation Counselor
  • State Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
  • Rehabilitation Sponsor

Financial Representatives

  • Benefits and Work Incentive Practitioner
  • TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
  • Supplemental Needs Trust Trustee

School Representatives

  • Education Representative
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Disability Services Representative
  • College Bridge Program Representative

Skill Building Representatives

  • American Job Center Disability Resource Coordinator or Career Counselor
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Job Training Center Representative

Work Representatives

  • Employment Specialist
  • Work Experience Supervisor
  • Workplace Mentor
  • Workplace Human Resources Representative

Personal Connections

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Community
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Non-parental adult, friend, or spouse
  • Parent/Family advocate
  • Pastor, spiritual advisor, religiously affiliated member

Other Representatives

  • Center for Independent Living representative
  • County Juvenile Justice representative (Probation officer, truancy officer, etc.)
  • Care Coordinator
  • County Foster Care representative
  • County Waiver Services representative (for youth on waivers paying for Personal Care Attendant, Job Coach, etc.)