Oregon’s Employment First policy states that work in integrated jobs is the first and priority option in planning employment services for working-age adults and youth. Services should be planned using person-centered practices that identify an individual’s talents, skills, and interests. This information can then help inform employment options and career opportunities.
Supported Employment options aim to provide paid work in a job matched to an individual in an integrated work setting. An individualized plan is developed in order to assess strengths and areas for growth, provide skill acquisition, job placement and on-going support. Linn County employment providers will assist an individual with:
- Job exploration – discovering their work interests and abilities;
- Job development – finding a job matching those interests;
- Job Coaching – helping learn the skills of a particular job; and
- Job Support – helping the worker and employer with issues of job performance in a way that helps assure on-going success at the job site.
For more information regarding employment services for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities in Oregon, visit the I Work, We Succeed Employment First website.