CARF is pleased to report that VIP, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Employment Services: Employment Supports; Community Employment Services: Job Development; Employment Planning Services; and Organizational Employment Services programs. This latest accreditation is the eleventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to VIP, Inc.
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, VIP, Inc. has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence. This accreditation will extend through September 2022. This achievement is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows VIP, Inc.’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. (VIP)
9210 Rochester Court
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
July 20-22, 2016
Matthew Rogina, Executive Director
Tyler Pansé, Chairman of the Board
Penny Rubin, Secretary of the Board
Expiration: September 2022
July 15-17, 2019
Curtis A. Bass, Jr., MS, Administrative Surveyor
Carmela G. Daniels, MSW, LISW-S, Program Surveyor
Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
Community Employment Services: Job Development
Employment Planning Services
Organizational Employment Services
CARF found that Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. demonstrated the following strengths:
Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. also demonstrated exemplary conformance to the standards as set forth below. Recognition of exemplary conformance indicates a practice that produces outstanding business or clinical results and/or is innovative or creative and beneficial to be shared with the field.
On balance, Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. demonstrated substantial conformance to the standards. Vocational Improvement Program, Inc. (VIP) is highly regarded by the professional and public communities throughout its service area of California. The funders, supporters, families, and clients agree on the dedication of the staff and management to high-quality services. The organization continues to demonstrate conformance to the CARF standards, and it is evident that the clients benefit from the programs and services provided. As evidenced by its preparation for this survey and its commitment to incorporate the CARF standards in everyday service delivery, VIP embraces the CARF accreditation process. Its many strengths include enthusiastic, capable leadership; dedicated board members; a long tenure as a California employment provider; a wide array of services; and knowledgeable, long-term, and dedicated personnel who carry out their responsibilities with professionalism. The organization strongly supports its mission. The personnel are very proficient in obtaining the resources needed to continue to carry out its longstanding mission and to wisely utilize its resources. It continually obtains and uses input to enhance its services. Person-centered services are of high quality, and clients report that they are treated with dignity and respect. VIP has earned a strong reputation in the service provider community as it works collaboratively on behalf of the persons served. Furthermore, VIP is commended on the development and execution of its Achieving Competitive Employment (ACE) 12- to 14-week job readiness program. This program builds the self-esteem and confidence of the clients served, helping them to visualize ideas and concepts that break down barriers and stigmas that they cannot complete tasks based on their disability. Areas for improvement include ensuring that the policy on annual performance appraisals for personnel is followed. Training for managers on developing measurable goals for their employees would also be advisable. Management indicated it is currently developing a more robust succession plan and adding updated technology policies. It is encouraged to continue with these developments. The receptivity of the leadership and staff members to the recommendations and consultation provided during this survey instills confidence that the organization possesses the willingness and capacity to bring it into full conformance to the CARF standards.