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WELCOME TO EMPLOYMENT FIRST. CARLEE CLUXTON COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALIST ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF DD. I’m from West Union, Graduated from Lindsey Wilson.

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1 WELCOME TO EMPLOYMENT FIRST

2 CARLEE CLUXTON COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALIST ADAMS COUNTY BOARD OF DD. I’m from West Union, Graduated from Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling. Bachelors Degree in Counseling and Human Services. Associates Degree in Human Service and Social Work from Chatfield College.

3 WHAT IS EMPLOYMENT FIRST? “community employment shall be the priority and the preferred outcome for working-aged Ohioans with Disability”. Instead of Individuals going to workshop after they graduate high school, individuals will be given the opportunity to seek employment in the community.

4 Employment First Means I am given a chance to think about having a job in the community as a first choice.

5 EMPLOYMENT FIRST All people with developmental disabilities are presumed capable of community employment.

6 EMPLOYMENT FIRST Gives Individuals with disabilities the opportunity to work in the community. Gives individuals the opportunity to make informed decisions about where they would like to work.

7 COMMUNITY SUPPORT SPECIALIST Provides services and guidance to individuals working in the community. Job Coaching and training Job development Job placement Training for work related skills

8 THE PROCESS If your interested your SSA will refer you. Qualify for DD services through Venture Productions. Once referred and you have qualified for DD services, the individual will met with the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for an intake session. An (IPE) individualized service plan will be created. Then the community support specialist will work with the individual.

9 CAREER GOALS Met with the individual to get an idea on Career Goals: What the individual is interested in, Strengths

10 JOB DEVELOPMENT Job Carving Job that has been Customized for the individuals personal needs.

11 VOLUNTEERING Great way to learn the individuals skills. To See what work setting meets the Individual’s Personality.

12 JOB COACHING Community Support Specialist observe the person during work activities. Videos, and other activities to help the individual become job ready. Guidance to Individuals to help them succeed in their career.

13 HOW DOES IT WORK? Person Centered Planning Employment Goals Place on path to Employment

14 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT Person Centered Planning Process Every Individual takes part in. Discovers unique strengths, abilities, and preferences, resources and desired outcomes.

15 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT Discover Where do I want to work? What do I like to do? What am I good at? What are my goals?

16 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT I have a job or would like a better one or move up. I want a job, I need help to find one. I’m not sure about work, I need help to learn more. I don’t think I want to work, but may not know enough about it,

17 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT I have a job or would like a better one or move up. Individualized employment services include Job coaching skill Development Follow Along (Volunteer)

18 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT I want a job, I need help to find one. Individualized employment services include Career Exploration Skill Development Job Coaching

19 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT I’m not sure about work, I need help to learn more. Individualized employment services include Meeting with peers who are employed Family meetings

20 PATH TO EMPLOYMENT I don’t think I want to work, but may not know enough about it, Individualized employment services include Awareness of employment services Meeting with peers who are employed Exploring multiple benefits of employment

21 OBTAINING JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY Greater Earnings Better Benefits Improved Health Enhance Quality of life Success Friends Skill Enhancement

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23 WHAT DOES HAVING A JOB MEAN TO ME?

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25 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION!!! Carlee Cluxton Community Support Specialist Adams County Board of DD ext


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