Share Your Voice at the next OSECE Advisory Board Meeting!

OSECE is excited to host their next quarterly Advisory Board Meeting on September 20, 2023, from 3:00- 4:30 pm. We welcome community partners like Vocational Rehabilitation, the Work Incentives Network, Disability Rights Oregon, IPS Supervisors, and IPS Employment Specialists to join us for our quarterly meeting. Click HERE to join the meeting.

OSECE 2023 Annual Statewide Conference – Registration open!

Please register for the 2023 Annual IPS Supported Employment & Education Conference taking place on October 25-26, 2023 at the University Place at Portland State University. We will also be hosting another half-day IPS Supervisor’s session the day before on October 24, 2023. Please visit our 2023 conference page for registration and conference details.

Introducing the New IPS Statewide Trainers!

OSECE is proud to introduce our new IPS Statewide Trainers, Andrew Benson, and Katie Miranda! Both have rich life and work experiences but most recently Andrew worked in Supported Employment with Tillamook Family Counseling and Katie worked with the Lifeworks NW Supported Employment team. You can learn more about them by clicking on our Contact page.

Please join us in welcoming Andrew and Katie to our statewide team!

Don’t Miss the Next IPS 101 Training!

For those of you who are new to providing the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment, the next IPS 101 training will help you learn the basics of the model and what you need to know as a new Employment Specialist. This training will take place on March 8-9, 2023 from 9:00am to noon on both days. Click HERE for more information and to register for this training.

Oregon IPS Recognized Internationally!

The IPS International Conference was held in Detroit, Michigan this year. Oregon was recognized in a number of ways. The IPS Program from Lifeways, Inc. in Ontario, Oregon received the Achievement Award. Joan Keenen with OSECE received the Peer Advocate Award. And, Jeff Krolick, received the Rick Martinez Leadership Award. Jeff was instrumental in bringing IPS Supported Employment to the state of Oregon. We applaud all of these individuals for their hard work and dedication to the Individual Placement and Support model of Supported Employment and for subsequently changing so many lives for the better!

Upcoming Trainings!

Don’t miss these upcoming training opportunities!

ACT/IPS Integration

Date: Feb 16, 2022
Time: 9 am-noon PST
Registration: Click HERE to register for this training.

Join us in learning more about how the IPS Supported Employment and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) fidelity models can work together.

ACT/IPS Strategies for Engagement

Date: Feb 17, 2022
Time: 9 am-noon PST
Registration: Click HERE to register for this training.

IPS Supported Employment engagement strategies for people receiving ACT services can look a little different, as people who have not considered work are asked about interest in work on a consistent basis. This training aims at providing some additional tools for this type of engagement and outreach.

Supported Education 101

Date: Feb 23 -24, 2022
Time: 9 am – 5pm PST, both days
Registration: Click HERE to register for this training.

Basic overview of the Supported Education fidelity model, processes, and forms.

IPS & Self-Employment

Date: March 4, 2022
Time: 9 am – noon PST
Registration: Click HERE to register for this training.

Learn about how to support IPS participants with self-employment goals.



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