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Human Resources

Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation


Program Overview

Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation (SRVR) is a tribal vocational rehabilitation program serving eligible Native Americans with disabilities who want to, and are able to work, but may need some support and/or services in order to be successful.

Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation exists to:

  • Provide culturally appropriate supports and services to individuals with disabilities in order to assist them in achieving a positive employment outcome.
  • Provide services and supports based on an employment goal.
  • Support consumers in seeking, securing, retaining, or regaining employment.
  • Provide individualized plans for employment based upon the specific needs of each consumer.

Program orientation occurs on a bi-weekly basis.


  • Vocational Guidance and Counseling
  • Vocational Training
  • Job Search and Placement
  • Job Coaching
  • Vocational Assessment and Evaluation
  • Assistive Technology
  • On-the-Job Assistance
  • Traditional Healing
  • Referral and Information
  • Transportation
  • Occupational Needs: Equipment, Uniforms, Tools, Licenses
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  1. Referral
  2. Application
  3. Eligibility
  4. Individualized Plan for Employment
  5. Employment
  6. Closure

Eligibility Requirements

Must meet all of the following:

  1. Have a documented disability that creates an impediment to employment*
  2. Enrolled member of federally recognized tribe*
  3. Live within the SRPMIC boundaries*
  4. Be available and able to work
  5. Can benefit from VR services in terms of employment outcome

*Requires documentation


Orientation is located in Bldg B

Upcoming Orientation Dates [PDF]


Contact Information

Melanie Murray, VR Manager
Paula Thomas, VR Counselor
Valerie Denight, VR Counselor
Carmella Ramos, VR Technician

Salt River Vocational Rehabilitation
Two Waters Building B
10005 E. Osborn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Phone: (480) 362-2650