Career Renewal

Mission Statement

The mission of the Career Renewal Program is to establish and provide quality vocational
rehabilitation services to all eligible enrolled members of Federally-Recognized Tribes, residing
on or near the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.

Forms & Documents


What is Career Renewal Voc Rehab?

We are a program intended to enable individuals to gain and or maintain appropriate employment by assisting with the removal of any barriers to his or her employment.

Career Renewal or Voc Rehab is an eligibility based program opposed to an entitlement program. It is funded under the Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, Section 121, Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1987, as amended.

Who Qualifies for Career Renewal or Voc Rehab?

  • Enrolled members of a Federally Recognized Tribe living on or within a fifty mile radius of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation.
  • An enrolled member with a physical, mental or drug/alcohol related imparement (Documented by a licensed professional) resulting in a substantial barrier to employment.

What does Career Renewal Voc Rehab Offer?

  • Assessment to determine your eligibility, individual strengths, limitations, interests and apptitude.
  • Counseling and guidance to provide you with information necessary to make an informed choice about your individual plan for employment (IPE).
  • Job related services for job search and placement assistance.
  • Vocational and other training by paying the costs for your classes, books, tools or appropriate referral to ensure maximinzing consumer benefits.

What are Clinically Proven Disabilitites?

Sensory/Communicative Impairments:

  • Blindness
  • Other Visual Impairments
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Loss
  • Other Hearing Impairments
  • Deaf – Blindness
  • Communicative Impairments

Physical Impairments:

  • Mobility Orthaopedic/Neurological Impairments
  • Manipulation/Dexterity Orthopedic/Neurological Impairments
  • Other Orthopedic Impairments (Range of Motion)
  • Respiratory Impairments
  • General Physical Debilitation (Fatigue, Weakness, Pain, ETC.)
  • Other Physical Impairments

Mental Impairments

  • Cognitive Impairments (Learning & Thinking)
  • Psychosocial Impairments (Interpersonal, Behavioral, Coping)
  • Other Mental Impairments

Other Impairments

  • Drug and Alcohol Dependency

Disabilities Happen to Families not Individuals!

Therefore, our consumers have the right (If they choose) to include their families in their rehbilitation plan. The Career Renewal Office Philosophy is that a family centered rehabilitation case management approach focuses on family community as well as on the counselor.

Program Manager

Johanna Sletteland, 208-686-6403


Sophia LaDeaux, 208-686-2061


Lovinia “Beanie” Alexander, 208-686-7216

Administrative Assistant