To build capacity for Employment Navigation across the state, which will be a billable function under Targeted Case Management (TCM), DODD is establishing a system of regional technical assistance and support.
The Employment Navigation Technical Assistance Liaison Network will consist of liaisons who possess demonstrated expertise and knowledge in employment and connecting individuals with developmental disabilities to needed supports and systems.
Employment Navigation Liaisons will educate and support SSA's who function as Employment Navigators to connect individuals to supported employment services, and to better understand multiple systems, including Vocational Rehabilitation, Education, and Workforce Development. The goal is to have an Employment Navigation Liaison in each of the six Superintendent Regions.
If you have a background in employment and connecting individuals with needed supports, apply to become an Employment Navigation Liaison! Applications are due December 3, 2015.Employment Navigation Technical Assistance Liaison Application
A new Employment First quarterly report shares the progress we’re making across the state. The report was created based on the Employment First strategic plan and includes metrics around capacity building and outcomes.
The Job Seekers Guide released on July 1, 2015. This is a web based resource that can be accessed on the Employment First website. It allows for individuals with disabilities and their families to learn about a variety of topics related to community employment including: how to find a job, how to be a self-advocate, information about discovery, and explanations of different employment services and supports. Please click HERE to learn more.