Oregon Home Care Commission

​​Workforce Developm​ent​ Website

Visit our Workforce Development website​​​ to learn about joining the homecare and personal support worker workforce. On the website you will find:

  • Benefits of joining the workforce
  • Information about how and where to apply
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Testimonial videos
  • Interactive career lattice
  • Helpful resources for worker

About Workforce Devel​​opment

OH​CC is focused on recruiting workers who have a passion for helping others, are dedicated and reliable, and can meet the diverse needs of individuals in their communities. We do this by attending career fairs and holding recruitment events. We reach out to recent high school and college graduates, second career workers, and individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities where they live and work.

Workforce Classification-Workforce Development Committee

OHCC works closely with the state of Oregon and other stakeholders to fulfill the workforce development goals created with the passage of Senate Bill 774. Stakeholders include Workforce Investment Councils across the state, individuals who receive help at home, self-advocates, commissioners, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and community organizations. The committee worked together to create a strategic workforce development plan and OHCC has started implementing the action initiatives in the report. The committee helps guide that work.

The committee meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Oregon Home Care Commission located at 550 Capitol St. NE in Salem. If you are interested in joining or learning more, please email wor​kforce development@dhsoha.state.or.us or call 877-624-6080.

OHCC Workforce Development Plan​

OHCC and stakeholders worked together to develop a strategic plan for the recruitment and retention of homecare and personal support workers. Our workforce development vision is that individuals will have access to supports and services from a qualified, trained and diverse workforce through the OHCC Registry. The plan has three main goals:

  • Position homecare and personal support workers as trained, credentialed professionals.
  • Attract and retain a diverse and appropriate pipeline of qualified workers to meet the demand for homecare and personal support workers.
  • Facilitate user-friendly approaches to connecting homecare and personal support workers with prospective employers.

The plan outlines 17 action initiatives to help us meet our goals. The first is to develop and pilot a pre-employment assessment tool.

Read our Workforce Development Strategic Plan​ (PDF).

Legislative Reports

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