SACRAMENTO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / May 9, 2022 / Jay Jasper is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and active member of his local community. After obtaining his post-secondary degree in Child Development and Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California, Jay accepted a position at Turning Point Community Programs, an organization that provides mental health services and inspires youth to cultivate positive change. Jay later obtained a Master’s of Science in Career and School Counseling and spearheaded various initiatives to help young individuals realize their unique strengths. Currently a Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Jay supports individuals with disabilities search for meaningful employment.
Jay Jasper is an experienced school and career counselor who provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for individuals with disabilities. He assists in the VR process by helping clients identify their employment goals so they can make informed decisions about their own careers. In a recent interview, Jay provides insight into his career, claiming that his younger sister inspired him to pursue a job in counseling.
“My younger sister has some significant disabilities. She is ninety-percent hearing impaired and is legally blind in one eye. She has never received a dime in public assistance. Despite her barriers, she has excelled as a photographer and maintains a really positive attitude. I endeavor to translate her courage and independence into other peoples’ lives and consider their unique set of circumstances so they can achieve success.”
Understanding the challenges that individuals with disabilities face, Jay is on a mission to help his clients pursue worthwhile opportunities by assessing their skills and interests. He also ensures every client has access to the appropriate training and resources to be successful in their position. Jay attributes much of his success to the collaborative efforts of his team and appreciates the creative freedom that his professional role allows him.
“It’s important to connect with people I respect and that I know are experts in their field. I’m fortunate to have a certain amount of freedom to implement different strategies. After getting feedback from colleagues on an idea, I put together steps to form a cohesive strategy for the people that I’m working with. So, in the end, it’s all a team effort in order to make good ideas better.”
Jay also believes in investing in his community. He has served as Coach at Cosumnes Recreation District, Deacon at Living Stones Christian Reformed Church and Board Member for Elk Grove Youth Baseball. Those interested in learning more can access the full interview here.
About Jay Jasper
Jay Jasper is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who helps members of his local community obtain meaningful employment. As an employee of the State of California, Jay works for the Department of Rehabilitation and enjoys helping people find positions that align with their interests and skill sets.
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