It’s important that the people we support that have intellectual and developmental disabilities have the opportunity to learn skills and abilities for employment if they wish. Most of us have had numerous jobs in our lifetime. We have discovered what tasks and jobs we enjoy doing and what things we would rather not do. We get excited about learning new things and applying those skills in our jobs and careers. It’s no different for those we support.
Southern Oregon Aspire offers individualized recruitment, training, placement and oversight to many individuals who work in the community. Each placement offers unique opportunities and unique challenges for people with developmental disabilities. Sometimes the challenge is as simple as getting one’s foot in the door. Other times it may mean education of an employer and staff in order to realize the potential that can be obtained by hiring a person with disabilities.
Our Employment Services Program offers supports to both the employee and employer to assure a good job match and maximize the opportunity for success. Our Business Relations Manager is continuously scouting the community for job opportunities for the people we support. If you have a job to fill, or just have questions on how the program works please don’t hesitate to contact Carol Morono, Employment Services Manager at 541-237-3043 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.