APSE Conference 2014 Presentation Pathway

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APSE
May 5, 2014
Pathway to Employment
Presented by:
Lynne Thibdeau
Assistant Director Employment and Meaningful Community Activities
Sarah Gallagher
Employment and Meaningful Community Activities Specialist
Why is Pathway to Employment
Needed?
What is Pathway to Employment?
Who can deliver the Service?
When can it be delivered?
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Why is Pathway to Employment Needed?
Improve Job Retention
Increase Employment Opportunities
Achieve Full Integration
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What is Pathway to Employment?
A New Waiver
Service
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Pathway to Employment is a personcentered, comprehensive employment
planning and support service that
engages individuals in identifying a
career direction, provides instruction
and training in pre- employment skills,
and develops a plan for achieving
competitive, integrated employment at
or above minimum wage.
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What is Pathway to Employment?
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Time limited service – up to 12 months
278 Hours of service
Designed to assist people in identifying a career goal
Services will focus on:
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Pre-employment Skills
Integrated Community Vocational Experiences
Development of a Vocational or Career Plan
Achieving the Greatest Level of Independence Possible
Self employment is included
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Who can deliver the Service?
Provider Agencies with a Waiver
Agreement that includes SEMP
Provider Agencies that have attended the
Pathway to Employment Training
The Process for Amending Waiver Agreements to Include
Pathway to Employment Will be Forthcoming
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Who Can Receive Pathway to
Employment Services?
Anyone currently receiving the following
services:
• Day Habilitation
• Sheltered Workshop
• Pre-Vocational
• Supported Employment
• As well as students leaving high school
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When can it be delivered?
• After Waiver Agreement is Amended
• After Attendance at Training
• Billing Codes are Established
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Pathway to Employment Specific Services
Direct service provision consists of activities involving
interaction with the individual.
• job readiness training, including individualized and
appropriate work related behaviors;
• instruction and teaching of tasks necessary to obtain
employment;
• individualized and ongoing job coaching;
• travel training;
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• stress management, social skill development and
interpersonal skill building.
• vocational observation and assessment;
• situational observation and assessment;
• job-related discovery;
• experiential learning in career exploration and vocational
discovery;
• experiential learning to achieve a specific
career/vocational outcome;
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• assessment for use of assistive technology to increase
independence in the workplace;
• community experiences through volunteer opportunities,
paid or unpaid internships, mentorships,
apprenticeships, job clubs, work site visits, job
placement, or other job exploration modalities (Note:
individuals participating in paid internships must be paid
at least the minimum wage);
• education and counseling around benefits management
and employment;
• career/vocational planning;
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• customized job development;
• planning for self-employment, including identifying skills
that could be used to start a business, and identifying
business training and technical assistance that could be
utilized in achieving self-employment goals.
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Pathway to Employment Indirect Services
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Observation and assessment of an individual’s interactions and
routines at home, in the community and within other services or
programs that could translate into employable skills;
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Development of community experiences through volunteer
opportunities, paid or unpaid internships, mentorships,
apprenticeships, job clubs, work site visits, job placement or other
job exploration modalities;
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Preparing a pathway to employment service delivery plan;
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Preparing a Pathway to Employment career/vocational plan
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There Will be a Deliverable for
Pathway to Employment
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OPWDD will design a Reporting Form
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The Report will Categorize the Hours of Service
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The Report will Summarize Services
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The Report will Require a Vocational Career Plan
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The Report will be Introduced at the Training
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The Proposed Regulations for
Pathway to Employment
OPWDD Web Site
Pathway to Employment and
OPWDD Transformation
Making the system more person-centered
Restructuring to provide better integrated, holistic support
Establishing transparent and sustainable funding
Measuring the quality of the system based on the outcomes
Serving people in the most integrated settings possible
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Pathway to Employment and OPWDD
Employment Targets
Agreement between CMS and OPWDD
• Increase the number of persons engaged in competitive
(integrated at minimum wage or above) by 700.
• Increase training and supports for persons to gain work skills
and work-related experiences (Pathway to Employment).
• Measure and report on NYS OPWDD employment outcomes.
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Thank You!
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