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.
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.
Check out this special briefing on Implementing Individual Placement and Support in Rural Communities: Barriers and Strategies from the ASPIRE (Advancing State Policy Integration for Recovery and Employment) project.
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!
Join the Oregon Center for Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment for the first in-person conference in several years at Oregon State University in Corvallis on June 13-14, 2023!
Registration details will be provided on OCEACT’s Conference Page as they become available!
You may have noticed that there are no more job postings appearing on the home page, but you can now find them via the Statewide Jobs page! You can click on the black button on the home page or click HERE for more information!
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.
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!
Don’t miss these upcoming training opportunities!
Join us in learning more about how the IPS Supported Employment and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) fidelity models can work together.
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.
Basic overview of the Supported Education fidelity model, processes, and forms.
Learn about how to support IPS participants with self-employment goals.