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11/2/2017PSW Job Coach v2
How to Become a Personal Support Worker Job Coach. What does a Job Coach do? What are the benefits of being a PSW Job Coach?
10/20/2017EF_Outcomes_Successes_October_2017
This report will highlight some of the outcomes and successes achieved toward the goal of increasing community jobs for people with I/DD. All the numbers included in this report are from the September 2017 Employment First Data Report and reports on ODDS clients for State Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).
6/8/2017FAQ-DD-VR-6-6-17-Stakeholder-Call
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q) regarding employment policy questions for Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) on 20 Hour Policy, Job Coaching and Stabilization, Competitive Integrated Employment Transmittal, and Sub-Minimum Wage Requirement for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). These questions are taken from a call with the field and stakeholders held on June 6, 2017, as well as other inquiries sent in via email
4/21/2017Lane Independent Reviewer Final Report February 24 2017_no_names
The Independent Reviewer issues this first annual report on Oregon’s progress in implementing the Settlement Agreement in Lane v. Brown. The Settlement Agreement went into effect on January 27, 2016. If the State substantially complies with its obligations, the Settlement Agreement will end no later than July 1, 2022.
4/21/2017Lane v Brown Semi-annual Report 2-28-17
The Employment First team within the Department of Human Services (DHS) reports twice a year on data concerning Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) served by the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), and provides a detailed breakdown of those services and employment outcomes. The types of data to be reported are specified in the settlement agreement in Lane v. Brown, U.S. District Court, Case No. 3:12-cv-00138-ST1 specify the types of data to be reported.
3/24/2017Meeting Notes 1-4-2017 EO Policy
Meeting Minutes for January 2017 Executive Order Stakeholder Policy Group meeting. Employment First
3/23/2017Frequently Asked Questions and Answers March 9 Stakeholder Call
Frequently Asked Questions from Vocation Rehabilitation (VR)/Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) March 9, 2017 Stakeholder/Staff Call
1/26/2017EF_Outcomes_Successes_Final_January_2017
This report will highlight some of the outcomes and successes achieved toward the goal of increasing community jobs for people with I/DD. All the numbers included in this report are from the September 2016 Employment First Data Report and reports on ODDS clients for State Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).
12/9/2016FAQ Stakeholder Call 12-2-16
Frequently Asked Questions from VR/ODDS stakeholder/staff call on recent policies including 20 Hour Standard for Planning and Maintenance Job Coaching
12/9/2016Meeting Notes 11-2-2016 EO Policy
Meeting Minutes for November 2016 Executive Order Stakeholder Policy Group meeting. Employment First
12/9/2016QA-QI-Plan-2016
In addition to closely monitoring progress against these established program outcomes, this plan describes a variety of additional quality assurance activities and quality improvement initiatives that have been identified specific to the Employment First Initiative.
12/9/2016QA-QI-Update-2016-FINAL
The purpose of this report is to present an update on implementation of the quality assurance and quality improvement strategies identified in the Employment First Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement Plan (QA Plan) first issued in July 2014.
10/14/2016Meeting Notes 9-7-2016 EO Policy
Meeting Minutes for September 2016 Executive Order Stakeholder Policy Group meeting. Employment First
7/8/2016FAQ on 20 hour policy Additional 7-8-16
This document is an addendum to a F.A.Q. originally issued on May 6, 2016. These are questions during a stakeholder call held June 21, 2016.
6/1/201620 Hour Policy and Workers Guide 2016
The Department of Human Services will issue guidance to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors, Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) staff, Community Developmental Disability Programs (CDDPs), and brokerages that the recommended standard for planning and implementing supported employment services will be the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, recognizing that based on individual choice, preferences and circumstances, some people may choose to work at that level while others may not.
5/13/2016FAQ 20 hour Standard 5-12-16
One of the requirements is that the Department of Human Services will issue guidance to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors, Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) staff, Community Developmental Disability Programs (CDDPs), and brokerages that the recommended standard for planning and implementing supported employment services will be the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, recognizing that based on individual choice, preferences and circumstances, some people may choose to work at that level while others may not.
5/13/2016SSDI Living Wage Transition 2016 FINAL
Minimum Wage and Social Security Disability Insurance
SSDI or Title II Benefits: SGA is a system that the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses to determine if an individual has or continues to have a disability.
5/13/2016SSI Living Wage Transition 2016 FINAL
Minimum Wage and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits: In the state of Oregon, an individual receiving SSI benefits can
earn at least $33,221 per year and still stay connected to SSI and Medicaid (OHP).
5/2/2016Phase 2 Outreach and Communications Plan_2016_Final
Phase 1 of the “I Work We Succeed” campaign (2013-15) addressed the broad benefits of working in the community and perceived obstacles and barriers to employment. Phase 2 of the campaign will specifically target parents/families/guardian and employers.
4/5/2016Seamless Transition Annual Report Phase One
The focus of the Seamless Transition Pilot is to implement a seamless transition model from school to integrated work for transition aged (16-21 years) individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Seamless transition means, through braided resources and the right sequencing of services involving education, Vocational Rehabilitation, developmental disability services and an employment service provider, a student with significant disabilities will transition seamlessly from school services directly into a paid job in the community.
3/30/2016ODDS-VR MOU 3-28-16
This memorandum of understanding (MOU) is to impact and be implemented statewide, with a target population of all working age individuals with Developmental Disabilities eligible for both VR and ODDS services.
1/27/2016Lane Amended Order Approving Class Action Settlement
A federal court accepted a settlement in Lane v. Brown, the class action involving employment services that Oregon provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
12/29/2015Lane v Brown Final Settlement
The state has reached agreement on a settlement in Lane v. Brown, the class action involving employment services that Oregon provides to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
12/14/2015DHS-EF Project Search RFA
DHS Employment First Training and Technical Assistance Announcement Request for Application
12/14/2015Project SEARCH Powerpoint
DHS Employment First Training and Technical Assistance Announcement Request for Application
12/14/2015Question Answer Project SEARCH RFA
Questions and Answers from Informational Call and Webinar on Project SEARCH Request For Applications.
9/29/2015Class Notice Final
Lane v. Brown Proposed Settlement Agreement: Notice to Class Members
HTML Version - Class Notice Final
9/29/2015CLIENT LETTER Espanol
Usted ha recibido esta carta porque es posible que, en algún momento de los últimos tres años, usted haya trabajado en un taller protegido.
Adjuntamos un aviso sobre una propuesta de conciliación por un juicio.
HTML Version - Client Letter - Espanol
9/29/2015CLIENT LETTER
Attached is a notice about a proposed settlement of a lawsuit. The lawsuit is against the State of Oregon, not you. The lawsuit is about sheltered workshops. The notice gives more information about what the lawsuit is about and what the settlement would provide
HTML Version - Client Letter
9/29/2015Guide for individuals on proposed settlement
CDDP/Brokerages: Guide for individuals and families on proposed settlement for Lane vs. Brown
9/29/2015PROVIDER LETTER
You may have heard by now of the proposed settlement agreement in the class action case Lane v. Brown. As part of the settlement process the state is sending notices of the settlement to individual class members and to service providers, CDDPs, brokerages, and school districts.
9/29/2015SC-PA Settlement Questions
Questions and Answers for SCs/PAs on Lane vs. Brown Proposed Settlement: this document is intended to answer questions around the proposed settlement of Lane vs. Brown.
9/16/2015Disability Employment Awareness
The state of Oregon recognizes that October 2015 is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
9/10/2015Lane v Brown Proposed Settlement
The state has reached agreement on a proposed settlement in Lane v. Brown, the class action involving employment services that Oregon provides to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This case was a first of its kind in the country. The case was settled after the parties reached agreement on a number of issues. This agreement also avoids a lengthy trial set to begin in December 2015.
8/4/2015QA-QI update FINAL
The purpose of this report is to present an update on implementation of the quality assurance and quality improvement strategies identified in the Employment First Quality Assurance/ Quality Improvement Plan (QA Plan) issued July 2014.
7/6/20157-6-15 Integrated Employment Plan Attachment 4
Additional Documents that Are Part of Oregon’s Overall Plan for Providing Integrated Services. As contemplated by Executive Orders 13-04 and 15-01 and the Integrated Employment Plan, Oregon has adopted additional rules, policies, and planning documents.
7/6/20157-6-15 Integrated Employment Plan Attachment 5
Attachment Number 5 to the Integrated Employment Plan includes outcome measures and metric supplemental information.
7/6/20157-6-15 Integrated Employment Plan
The revised Employment First Integrated Employment Plan is planned to implement the Governor's Executive Order 15-01 and more broadly the Employment First policy.
7/6/2015EF VR Data Message
In advance of the Employment First data report, which will be published the end of July 2015, we thought we would share some preliminary data around results from the office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
6/24/2015FAQ-ShelteredWorkshops-Providers
This Frequently Asked Questions document addresses "Entry to Sheltered Workshops, Policy Changes for July 1, 2015" is intended for providers, county developmental disability programs and brokerages.
6/18/2015SupportedEmploymentServicesIDD
Supported Employment Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities (I/DD)​
6/17/2015Work Succeed Campaign Webinar
Work Succeed Campaign Webinar presentation PDF.
6/11/2015FAQ-Individuals-ShelteredWorkshops-Part2
This second F.A.Q. document features additional questions received during recent stakeholder phone calls.
4/29/2015FAQ Sheltered Workshops
As of July 1, 2015, only those who are already receiving a service in a sheltered workshop may continue. If you are not working in a sheltered workshop at that time, many other employment options are available.
4/6/2015DHS-9425-Generic-Brochure
I Work We Succeed brochure
4/6/2015DHS-9806-Generic-Poster
I Work We Succeed poster
2/19/2015Revised Outreach Awareness Plan Final 2015-16
The Employment First Outreach and Awareness Plan will include efforts, whenever possible, of our partners and stakeholders. The overall vision for this plan is to address the benefits of working in the community and to communicate broadly and address perceived obstacles and barriers to employment.
2/10/2015Employment-First-Strategic-Training-Plan
The Employment First Capacity Building and Training & Technical Assistance Strategic Plan outlines strategies that will help Oregon improve and expand capacity and delivery of employment services.
2/2/2015Executive Order 15-01
On Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, the Governor issued Executive Order 15-01 “Providing Employment Services to Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.” This Order is an update of his prior Executive Order 13-04 with the same title issued in April 2013.
2/2/2015Memorandum of Understanding-2015
Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce, revised 2015
11/18/2014FAQ for Individuals and Familes
Commonly Asked Questions from Individuals and Families. Answers provided by Employment First, Oregon Department of Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Office of Developmental Disability Services.
9/4/2014Executive-Order-Employment-First
Executive Order 13-04 was issued in April 2013.
9/4/2014Policy
Office of Developmental Disability Services State Policy on: EMPLOYMENT FOR WORKING AGE INDIVIDUALS (9-18-08)
9/2/2014FAQ Document No. 1
Helps clarify and facilitate the service interactions between Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) and the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) for adults with IDD.
8/27/2014Core Competencies and Training Standards-pa-sc
Core Competencies and Training Standards for  Services Coordinators and Personal Agents
8/27/2014Governors-Exec-Order-To-Staff
Governor's Letter to DHS Staff
12/5/2013Core Competencies and Training Standards for Supported Employment Professionals
Core Competencies and Training Standards for  Supported Employment Professionals
5/16/2013Memorandum of Understanding-2013
Memorandum of Understanding on Transition of Students with Disabilities to the Workforce, 2013
FAQ on 20 hour policy addendum 7-8-16
This document is an addendum to a F.A.Q. originally issued on May 6, 2016. These are questions during a stakeholder call held June 21, 2016.
Local Employment First Team Contact List
Regional ad placements 2017 Campaign FINAL
This is a list of all the regional ad placements throughout the state of Oregon for Phase 2 of the I Work We Succeed Campaign, promoting community jobs for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Transformation-what-it-is-and-what-it-is-not
In 2015, DHS launched the Transformation Project with 25 providers of employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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