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 delivering employment services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities must be a qualified provider/vendor of employment services through the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS), through Vocational Rehabilitation, 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​

Innovative Resources

In 2017, DHS issued innovation grants to providers statewide to create materials or training resources to help with capacity-building. This section contains those materials, and other helpful resources, to support training and outreach efforts.

Employer Engagement

  
  
Business Luncheons Manual2/7/2019
Employment Engagement Event Tool Kit12/3/2018

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Family Engagement

  
  
OSAC Guide to Community Employment5/8/2019
Are-You-Ready-for-Your-Employment-Adventure-PCL1/7/2019
Job-Accomodating-Customized-Jobs-PCL1/7/2019
Printing Instructions-PCL-Labels1/7/2019
Resource-Packet-Sticker-Labels-PCL1/7/2019
Service-Description-Flipbook-PCL1/7/2019
FACT Video- Shift Happens - Your Kid Can Work Part 11/5/2019
FACT Video- Shift Happens - Your Kid Can Work Part 21/4/2019
FACT Video- Bill's Story Working for a Whole Life1/3/2019
FACT Video- Community Building-Employment and Beyond1/3/2019
FACT Video- Employment Myth Busters1/3/2019
FACT Video- From Clienthood to Personhood1/3/2019
FACT Video- Tips and Tools to Discovering Your Strengths1/3/2019
Family Outreach Forum Agenda Example1/3/2019
Family-Outreach-Services-Example1/3/2019

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Training Tools

  
  
Application-Mentor-Employment-Provider-Agencies1/24/2019
Employment Provider Mentoring Program Transmittal1/24/2019
Job Coaching Teachers Powerpoint1/3/2019
Job Coaching Teachers Seamless Transition1/3/2019
Summer Job Coach Training Program1/3/2019

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Provider Model Work

  
  
Final-Report-Team-Based-Supported-Employment-Abilities-at-Work1/4/2019
Team-Based-Supported-Employment-Tracker-Abilities-at-Work1/4/2019

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Resources

Link to resource
Description
  
Employment Provider Mentoring Program Transmittal
1/24/2019
This application is for Medicaid-Enrolled Provider Agencies (Provider Agencies) that are interested in mentoring other Medicaid-Enrolled Provider Agencies with an Employment Endorsement (Employment Provider Agencies) that are seeking technical assistance for specific services or specialties.
1/24/2019
Core Competency Online Modules
10/31/2018
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 Website
7/18/2014

 

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