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Employment First

Summary: Oregon’s Employment First initiative is a catalyst for state agencies to work together to improve community job outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The podcasts are short discussions with various state experts, as well as policy makers, employers, people with disabilities, family members, educators, and others.

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 National Disability Employment Awareness Month | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:14:21

Hello, and welcome to the Oregon Employment First podcast. I am Angela Yeager, communications officer with Employment First and the Office of Developmental Disability Services. Today, we are discussing National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which happens in October every year. I am joined by statewide Employment First coordinator, Acacia Maguire Anderson, as well as Kim Alejo for workforce and business coordinator with Vocational Rehabilitation and Morgan Rincon, business relations coordinator with the Oregon Commission for the Blind.Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_40.pdf).Register for webinars: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItde6urD4vGbXslY1ZlYjTJ4flQ5hXaEg (https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItde6urD4vGbXslY1ZlYjTJ4flQ5hXaEg) Website with information: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Pages/training.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Pages/training.aspx)

 How to Tell Your Employment First Success Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:12

Rachel and her employment team discuss her job success at Cadence Academy Preschool in Portland. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_39.pdf ).

 Rural Job Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:16:43

  Hi and welcome to the Oregon Employment First podcast. I’m Angela Yeager, communications officer with Employment First. This episode our guest is Diane Ashley, a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor in Eastern Oregon. Diane is discussing trainings she has developed for job development in rural areas. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_38.pdf).

 iLearn to Workday Transition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:15:17

Hi and welcome to the Oregon Employment First podcast. I’m Angela Yeager, communications officer with Employment First. This episode we are discussing the transition from iLearn Oregon to Workday Learning, happening June 16, 2021. Joining me on the show today is Steve Hastings, Organization and Employee Development Unit Manager with the Oregon Department of Human Services, Kristine Duffy, Quality Improvement Analyst, and Gene Rada, Training Coordinator and Policy Analyst with the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_37.pdf). Links: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/Pages/iLearn-to-Workday.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/PROVIDERS-PARTNERS/Pages/iLearn-to-Workday.aspx) https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/BUSINESS-SERVICES/Pages/iLearn2Workday.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/BUSINESS-SERVICES/Pages/iLearn2Workday.aspx)

 Discovery Training and Tools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:40

Hi and welcome to the Oregon Employment First podcast. I’m Angela Yeager, communications officer with Employment First. This episode we are discussing new training, tools and resources available for the service called Discovery. Discovery is an employment service funded by the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. Joining me on the show today is Julie Huber, policy analyst with the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_36.pdf). Links: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Pages/policy.aspx

 Employment Online Training Modules | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:11:36

On this episode host Angela Yeager, communications officer for the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Employment First, is joined by Gene Rada, training coordinator and policy analyst with the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. This episode we are discussing 32 new on-demand trainings developed by the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_35.pdf). Links: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Pages/policy.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Pages/policy.aspx) https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Documents/Department-Approved%20Employment%20Service%20Provider%20Training%20Courses.pdf (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Documents/Department-Approved%20Employment%20Service%20Provider%20Training%20Courses.pdf) https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Policy/Employment-Professional-Qualifications-Training-Worker-Guide.pdf (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Policy/Employment-Professional-Qualifications-Training-Worker-Guide.pdf)

 COVID-19 Vaccines for People with I/DD and their Support Staff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:11:28

On this episode host Angela Yeager, communications officer for the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Employment First, is joined by Becky Simpson, CEO with Pathway Enterprises out of Medford, Oregon and Peter Hice, who received services from Pathway Enterprises. This episode, we are talking to people with intellectual and disabilities who have received a vaccine for COVID-19 and providers who support them. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_34.pdf).

 COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:14:09

On this episode host Angela Yeager, communications officer for the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Employment First., is joined by Chelas Kronenberg, Case Management Services and Supports Manager for the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services. They will be discussing the COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family members and support staff. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_33.pdf). Resources: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Pages/ODDS-COVID-19-Information.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Pages/ODDS-COVID-19-Information.aspx)

 Impact Oregon Website Launches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:15:56

On this episode host Acacia McGuire Anderson, Statewide Employment First Coordinator, is joined byAngela Yeager, communications officer for the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services and Employment First. They will be discussing a new website that the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services launched, called Impact Oregon, found at ImpactOregon.careers (https://impactoregon.careers/). Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_32.pdf). Resources: https://impactoregon.careers/  

 Employment Services during COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:12

  On this episode host Angela Yeager is joined by two guests from the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services’ Employment First initiative. Acacia McGuire Anderson is the Statewide Employment First Coordinator and Allison Enriquez is an employment policy analyst. They will be discussing how employment policies have shifted during COVID-19 to support providers and also keep people safe. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_31.pdf). Resources: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Pages/ODDS-COVID-19-Information.aspx (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Pages/ODDS-COVID-19-Information.aspx) Questions? Email: employmenttraining.review@dhsoha.state.or.us (mailto:employmenttraining.review@dhsoha.state.or.us)  

 How to Enroll as a Personal Support Worker Job Coach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:12:49

On this episode host Angela Yeager is joined by two guests from the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services’ Employment First initiative. Gene Rada is a program analyst in charge of the coordination of employment training. Tim Acker is a project manager in charge of many employment initiatives, including interactive tools to help enroll new providers. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_30.pdf). Resources: PSW Job Coach Enrollment Tool (https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/EMPLOYMENT/EMPLOYMENT-FIRST/Policy/How-to-Become-PSW-Job-Coach-Tool.pdf) Questions? Email: employmenttraining.review@dhsoha.state.or.us  

 Supporting Remote Work During COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:25:48

On this episode host Angela Yeager along with guest Mer Stevens, director of supported employment with Community Access Services, will discuss some creative ways that employment specialists can support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work during COVID-19. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_29.pdf).

 Student Summit 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:54

On this episode host Angela Yeager will discuss the Student Summit held in October 2019. The Student Summit brought together transition students from across Oregon to explore and engage in pre-employment skills and future planning. Joining Angela on the podcast today will be Michael Salatori, Director of Supported Education at Molalla River School District; Kriss Rita, who is a transition network facilitator, and Marilyn Morris, a youth transition program coordinator. We also have students Eddie, Cameron, and Destiny, who participated in the Student Summit. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_28.pdf).

 Taran’s Employment First Success Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:21:18

On this episode host Angela Yeager will focus on Taran and his employment success with Palm Harbor Homes in Albany. Taran is a good example of someone who started with a carved job and is now working 40 hours per week. Joining Angela on todays podcast is Taran, employee at Palm Harbor Homes, his supervisor, Freddie; Darcy with Home Life; and Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, Kelly. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_27.pdf).

 ODDS COVID-19 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Host, Acacia Maguire Anderson is joined by Lilia Teninty, Director of the Office of Developmental Disability Services and Michelle Patton who's an emergency services coordinator with Occupational Health, Safety and Emergency Services. They will be discussing COVID-19. Download full script by clicking here (https://apps.state.or.us/Forms/Served/EP_26.pdf).

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