In partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, adults explore vocational interests with an employment specialist; develop an employment plan, and access training or services to develop work and workplace skills. Adults receive a referral to Redwood through OVR and begin to work with an employment specialist on the development of a Person Centered Employment Plan. Job development/placement services help adults find employment that matches their preferences and passions. With on-site coaching, adults learn the job and build supportive relationships with coworkers. Long-term support fosters job retention through supportive services provided on an intermittent basis.
Job development/placement services help adults find employment that matches their preferences and passions. With on-site coaching, adults learn the job and build supportive relationships with coworkers. Long-term support fosters job retention through supportive services provided on an intermittent basis.
Redwood’s Adult Care
The goal is to promote quality of life and independence through providing personal care, nursing support, and dietary services. Through social interaction, purposeful activity, and leisure experiences, Adult Mentors provide highly individualized training.
Adult Therapy Services
Our specialized services are designed to enrich life during the adult years. Through this unique mix of supplemental programs, men and women are given the opportunity to achieve new levels of independence.
Supported Employment Facts
Traditional Supported Employment
After receiving a referral from OVR job seekers work with an employment specialist and their OVR counselor to develop a plan for community based employment and long term employment support.
Customized Supported Employment
After receiving a referral from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, job seekers work with an employment specialist and their OVR counselor to develop a customized plan for community based employment and long term employment support. Customized Employment is a process-driven concept with four essential components:
Discovery – Gathering information from the job seeker and the CE support team (a group of multiple partners, including the employment specialist who all jointly take some responsibility for the job seeker’s needs; however, the job seeker is the ultimate decision-maker) to determine the job seeker’s interests, skills, and preferences related to potential employment that guide the development of a customized job.
Job Search Planning – Using the information learned about an individual job seeker in Discovery to develop a plan toward a meaningful employment, determine a list of potential employers, and conduct an analysis of benefits.
Job Development and Negotiation – Working collaboratively with the individual and the employer to negotiate a customized job; the provision of supports; and the terms of employment that will match the individual’s interests, skills, conditions necessary for success, and specific contributions, and will fill the unmet needs of an employer.
Post-Employment Support – Setting up on-going post-employment supports and monitoring the employment relationship to ensure satisfaction of both the individual and the employer.
Employment and Retention Services
With a referral from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Specialists support job seekers through job development and their first 90 days of employment.
Pre-Employment Transition Services
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)Program funded by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in order to support high school students in the areas of: Job Exploration, Work Based Learning Experiences, Workplace Readiness Training, Self Advocacy, Post-Secondary Counseling. Students work with employment specialists to complete community and classroom based curriculum. Pre-ETS services are offered to both individuals and groups. To participate in our Pre-ETS program a referral from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation is required. For questions regarding enrollment, please contact us at 859-331-0880 or email Terra Heitzman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved with Redwood
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