Washington County Employment First, DHS Employment First Initiative, and the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities present three days of practical training on customized employment for transition-aged students. This training is for dedicated employment specialists, VR counselors, and others interested in supporting those with the most significant employment challenges. Employment Specialists must be certified as Employment Providers with Oregon VR and ODDS and have completed basic trainings on Discovery and Customized Employment. The Seamless Transition Pilot Discovery materials will be referenced during the two day training. Note: this is not for entry level job developers.

Following an initial 2-day training in January, participants will have the opportunity to work with Janet Stevely, Griffin-Hammis Associates in March around their specific students.

Participants will be expected to engage with transition student(s) during the course of study as practical application is required for completing the class. In addition, participants are encouraged to collaborate with their locale Employment First Teams and Seamless Transition Pilot projects.

January 29th – 30th, 2015; March 17th, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:30PM

Community Access Services
1815 NW 169th Pl #1060
Beaverton, OR  97006

Registration is $100 per person, payable to Community Access Services
*Approved Washington County participants are free.
Registration Materials here: Registration for Customized Employment Training

Contact Tara Asai at taraasai@gmail.com

Janet is a Senior Consultant with Griffin-Hammis Associates working on the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, the LEAD Center Customized Employment Initiative, the Kansas Small Business Technical Assistance and Outreach Center, and various other customized employment projects.  For the past sixteen years, Janet has operated Workable Solutions, a consulting firm based in Ashland, Oregon.  She is a former special education teacher/transition specialist, and has worked on state and national technical assistance projects.  Janet is well versed in microenterprise development and an expert in optimizing public benefits having helped numerous individuals achieve their employment goals through Plans to Achieve Self Support (PASS).