EMPLOYMENT FIRST

Individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities are successful workers in today's workforce but may need the support of a qualified employment provider to obtain, maintain, or seek promotional opportunities.

Qualified job coaches and job developers can:

  • Assist people with their employment goals,
  • Help them get, learn and keep the jobs of their choice and
  • Provide support to employers to assure their expectations are met,

Become a qualified employment provider/vendor

An individual or agency wishing to be paid for deliverying employment services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be a qualfied provider/vendor of employment services through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), through Vocational Rehabilitiation, or both.

Find out how to become a qualified vendor through Vocational Rehabilitation services​ 

Find out how to become a qualified provider through the Office of Developmental Disability Services​

Provider list

See a list of providers qualified through the Office of Developmental Disability Services​
Data included for Providers comes from the Employment Outcomes System (EOS), which is maintained by the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS).

Resources

Link to resource
Description
  
Core Competencies and Training Standards for  Services Coordinators and Personal Agents
8/27/2014
Core Competencies and Training Standards for  Supported Employment Professionals
8/27/2014
Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators seeks to improve employment services for individuals with disabilities by providing competency-based training to professionals working in this field.
8/12/2014
APSE has established the Employment Support Professional Certification Council (ESPCC) to oversee the first national certification program for employment support professionals.
7/18/2014
APSE Website
7/18/2014