opwdd - New York State APSE

Report
Working Together to Achieve
Employment Success
APSE Annual Conference
April 29, 2013
Presented by:
Lynne Thibdeau and Sarah Gallagher
OPWDD Transformation
• OPWDD’s initial goals outlined five specific
areas of system reform:
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1. Making the system more person-centered
2. Restructuring to provide better integrated, holistic support
3. Establishing transparent and sustainable funding
4. Measuring the quality of the system based on the
outcomes of individuals
• 5. Serving people in the most integrated settings possible
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Employment Targets
Agreement between CMS and OPWDD
Supported Employment Services and Competitive Employment
• Data reporting requirements – number of individuals in
competitive employment and quarterly reports.
• Increase the number of persons engaged in competitive
(integrated at minimum wage) by 700.
• Effective July 1, 2013 no new workshop admissions.
• Provide a PLAN by October 2013 for increasing the number of
students exiting the educational system moving directly into
competitive employment.
• Provide a PLAN by October 2013 for workshop closure.
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Getting to 700 and Beyond
Together Through Quality
New Placement
Pre-Placement Preparation
Discovery
Job Matching
Job Coaching
Getting the Business (employer) to Yes
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Keeping People Working Through
Quality
Retention
How is the Current Job Going?
Is the Business (employer) happy?
Re-Discovery
Re-Evaluate Job Coaching Levels
What has to be done to MAINTAIN this Job?
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DISCOVERY
What is Discovery?
Why is Discovery Important?
Example of ETP Discovery Report
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ELEMENTS OF THE DISCOVERY PROCESS
Interview individual One-on-One interview
Vocational and other Standardized tests
Observed at Job-Related Situational Assessments
Interviewed Family and Friends
Reviewed File
Interviewed Support Staff
Observed at Community Based Job and/or Volunteer Job
Observed at Home
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Observed in Community Activities
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Employment Training Program
(ETP)
Wages Paid while a Person is Learning a Job
Funding for Discovery, Job Development, Job Coaching when
Wages are Paid either by Program or Employer
Job Placement Leads to Permanent Employment
New Flexibility in Services
High School Students Transition
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Transition from Segregated to
Integrated Employment
Goals
Strategies
• July 1, 2013- OPWDD will not
fund new admissions to
(segregated employment)
sheltered workshops/work
centers
• Change Business Models(affirmative businesses, social
enterprises, etc)
• Redesign Pre-vocational Services
to be “Community Connected”
• Transition to Pathway to
Employment
• Utilizing the Customized
Employment Model
• October 1, 2013- Submit draft
work plan and timeline related to
the elimination of OPWDD
funding for segregated
employment (final plan 1/14)
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Pre-employment StrategyPathway to Employment
What is Pathway to Employment?
• Time limited service – up to 12 months
• Design to assist people in identifying a career goal
• Services will focus on:
– Pre-employment skills
– Development of a vocational or career plan for achieving integrated
employment at or above minimum wage
– Self employment is included
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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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Pathway to Employment Services
Services may include, but not be limited to:
• Vocational and situational assessments;
• Job readiness training;
• Pre-employment skills including tasks necessary to obtain
employment;
• Job-related discovery;
• Travel training;
• Education and counseling around benefits planning;
• Assessment for use of assistive technology to increase
independence in the workplace; and,
• Person-centered career planning which includes a vocational
plan completed by the end of Pathway to Employment.
Pathway to Employment
Who may be able to Provide Service?
Will there be training required?
When will Service Start?
Other Questions?
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Partnering – Where Do We Go
From Here?
SEMP Director Training/Forums
Partnering
Solutions to Challenges
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New York State Office for People with
Developmental Disabilities
ETP LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS
ETP Coordinating Unit
Lynne Thibdeau, Assistant Director Employment
[email protected]...…518-372-3796
Wendy Colonno, Employment & Community Service Coordinator [email protected]....518-408-2464
Albany Region 3
Capital District
Gail Barbera…………………………..518-486-1313
Gloria Hart………………………………518-486-1313
Binghamton Region 2
Broome
Sue Tesar…………………………………607-770-0395
Denise Odea………………….………..607-770-0282
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Bronx
Region 4
Metro NY
Felisha Grant………………………….718-430-0457
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Brooklyn
Region 4
Brooklyn
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Liz Leahy………………………………..718-642-8669
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Buffalo Region 1 Western NY
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Mary Pritchard……………………….716-532-5522
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Kevin Robison…………………..…….716-517-2346
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Long Island
Region 5
Long Island
Michele Costa………………………..631-434-6142
Charice Drakeford……………………631-434-6055
Manhattan
Region 4
Metro NY
Edele St. Jean-Pierre……………….212-229-3169
Poughkeepsie
Region 3
Taconic
Marilyn Granieri………………………845-382-1899
Tanya Shook…………………………..845-471-9226
Queens
Region 4
Bernard Fineson
Valerie Mitchell……………………….718-217-2897
Rochester
Region 1
Finger Lakes
Sue Williams………………………….585-461-8757
Janice Shafer………………………….585-241-5704
Rome/Syracuse Region 2
Central NY
Janet Bennett………………………….315-337-5238
Staten Island
Region 4
Staten Island
Denise Funk…………………………..718-982-1934
Thiells Region 4 Hudson Valley
Grady Miller………………………….845-947-6211
Tupper Lake Region 2 Sunmount
Sarah Gallagher………………………518-359-4125
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Thank You!
Lynne and Sarah
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