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Compass Project: ONA Assessor Toolkit

Resources for Assessors who work with the ONA

The Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) determines whether a person is eligible for their qualified Personal Support Worker (PSW) to receive enhanced or exceptional pay rates. The ONA is used to identify potential risks and to produce a Risk Report.

Certified assessors are trained specifically in completing assessments. Assessors have distinct responsibilities separate from case managers. Assessors complete the ONA based on information gathered during the file review, face-to-face observation and through interviews with knowledgeable people within the person's life, including the case manager.