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Library: Policy

340:100-17-2. Overview of employment services

Revised 5-12-05

(a) In the past, people receiving services were usually either fully employed, idle, or involved in nonproductive activities.  There are many employment service options available.  The options given in this subsection are not a continuum, but are prioritized as most desirable by people with and without disabilities.  Provider agencies assess each service recipient in maximizing employment options.

  • (1) The optimum goal is full-time employment at prevailing wage in business or industry at an occupation of the service recipient's choice with natural supports.  If prevailing wage is not available, then employment is at minimum wage with or without paid supports.
  • (2) If a service recipient cannot secure enough work hours through a single job of the service recipient's choice, then two part-time jobs or a job that is not the service recipient's first preference may need to be sought to equal a full-time job.
  • (3) If a fully integrated placement is not currently available, employment of the service recipient's choice in an enclave in a business or industry, with or without paid supports, is an option.
  • (4)  If there are no paid jobs to be found, temporary unpaid training or volunteer service in accordance with United States Department of Labor regulations, with or without paid supports, may be an option for the purpose of resume building or job exploration, or temporary participation in real work in a center-based setting can be obtained.

(b) The provider agency makes available those supports needed, within the scope of the contract for services, for the service recipient to achieve employment.

(c) Employment services are prescribed in accordance with this Subchapter and OAC 340:100-3-33.1.

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