Outcomes and Data
Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities access a range of employment and community services outside their home during the day/week. Oregon’s goal is that an increasing number of individuals have opportunities to:
- Work in jobs as part of general work force
- Earn wages and benefits the same as anyone else
- Move from segregated to integrated community settings
Oregon takes an “Employment Outcomes Monthly Snapshot” of work and non work settings and outcomes in April and September of each year to see how we are doing. Information is collected, analyzed and published at the agency, county and statewide for use by individuals, families, providers, local and state funders and others in decision making and continuous improvement efforts.
A full picture, Statewide Employment Oregon Outcomes is a summary of outcomes for all Oregon adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and is based on data from the following two collection systems:
Comprehensive Waiver Employment Outcomes System (EOS)
Provider agencies report specific individual information on employment and non work settings, hours, wages and length of employment. This information is initially displayed at state level.
Support Service Waiver Employment Outcomes
Thirteen regional Brokerages (case management agencies) report on the employment interest and settings of the individuals they support. Information is collected for persons aged 21 or older. Information on wages and hours is not collected. This information is displayed at the state level.
You should know...
The terms below are used throughout the presentation of our outcomes data. Definitions are provided to help you better understand and interpret the information provided.
Integrated Employment - Individual has full or part time work for which they earn wages. The job is based upon identified needs and interests, located in a community business or the individual is self-employed in their own business. There are three models of integrated employment depending on how on-going worker support is available:
- Individual Competitive Employment (data for support waiver only) - Planned natural/co-worker support is available when needed.
- Individual Supported Employment - An Employment Consultant is available to assist the business and worker when needed.
- Group Supported Employment - A small (2-8) group of individuals work in a community setting under the supervision of a provider agency.
Path to Integrated Employment - Individual is not in a paid job in a community setting, but is engaged in activities directly related to achieving that goal:
- Job Development - Individual is seeking employment and receiving assistance for job placement funded by any source.
- Volunteer Job - Individual is engaged in work with civic, religious, public or humanitarian organizations, in part to determine interests and skills or abilities to guide future job development activities.
Facility Based Support - Occurs in a setting with 9 or more people with disabilities and little or no contact with other people without disabilities:
- Sheltered Employment - Individuals are paid for their production related activities.
- Non-Work - Non-paid day services that nay include: a) day habilitation, b) community inclusion, or c) time in a shop when paid work is not available
5% Annual Improvement in Integrated Employment
Key Performance Measure:The percentage of people with developmental disabilities who receive DHS Developmental Disabilities services who are working in integrated employment settings.
The Employment First policy, when fully implemented, requires that employment in integrated work settings be the first and priority option explored in service planning for working age adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. In the years 2010-2012 we worked to set the goal, on promoting the policy and building local and state capacity for Employment First implementation