Info for Jobseekers

Information for Jobseekers and Providers

APSE Through advocacy and education, APSE advances employment and self- sufficiency for all people with disabilities.

Call To Action The Steering Committee for Employment 1st, Employment NOW Philadelphia invite you to join with us and re-dedicate ourselves to using the opportunities available to us to promote employment.

Consolidated Waiver The Pennsylvania Consolidated Waiver for individuals with intellectual disability is designed to help persons with intellectual disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency- based service models.

Employment 1st Philadelphia: Employment NOW! A brochure that highlights the importance of working and the efforts of Philadelphia to increase employment outcomes.

Employment Related Resources at a Glance A listing of some of the most informative national and local resources on Employment 1st.

Employment Related Webinars & Resources A listing of free webinars and websites for information related to Employment 1st.

LEAD Center The LEAD Center is a collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to a single mission: advancing
sustainable individual and systems level change to improve competitive, integrated employment and economic self-sufficiency for all people across the spectrum of disability.

Let's Get to Work! Questions to Ask An Employment Provider Important questions to ask an employment provider when seeking job support services.

PA Works for Me provides guidance to agencies and programs that help people with disabilities in Pennsylvania who want to work and improve their financial security.

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment.

Pennsylvania OVR Pre-Application Instructions Information about how to complete the online pre-application to request services.

Person/Family Directed Supports Waiver The Pennsylvania Person/Family Directed Support Waiver is designed to help persons with developmental disabilities live more independently in their homes and communities and to provide a variety of services that promote community living, including self-directed service models and traditional, agency-based service models.

Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) provides comprehensive behavioral health and intellectual disability services through a provider network.

Red Book on Work Incentives A work incentives guidebook, published yearly by social security.

State Family Driven Support Service Funding This is generally a small, set amount of Base allocation funding that allows consumers and families to choose the supports or services they need within a loosely defined menu. You need to request information about FDSS from your Supports Coordinator.

Vision for Equality Vision agreed to provide monitoring services utilizing Consumer and Family Satisfaction Teams for people who had left the Embreeville State Center and moved into the community. Vision is also currently funded to provide Advocacy services to the people of Philadelphia.

When I Grow Up Video Philadelphia’s video on promotion of early planning for employment.

 

For more information contact Shauna Roman.