Employment Services Archive

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Reverse Job Fair Announcement

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In honor of Disability Employment Month – October – The Pioneer Center will be hosting a Reverse Job Fair for local area employers and individuals served by our organization.

Reverse job fairs are events tailored to meet the needs to employers compared with traditional job fairs. At this event, prospective employees will be welcome to drop in or schedule a time with area residents looking for employment who will be paired with employers.This job fair seeks to match employers with individuals with disabilities in Ross County to enter a mutually beneficial relationship.

Date: Monday, Oct. 24

Time: 12 – 5:30pm

Location: Christopher Conference Center (20 N. Plaza Blvd., Chillicothe, OH)

Food: This event will be catered by Roosters

To see how you, or your organization can get involved, contact Patrick McFadden at 740-773-8044, or email pmcfadden@rossdd.org. We will be releasing more information shortly on this exciting event.

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Please Take our Housing Survey

 

The Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), also known as the Pioneer Center, is undertaking a housing plan to guide the agency’s future work.  Input from people we serve and their families is very important to us and will be used when creating our housing plan.  Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Please click here, or insert the following link into your browser to start the survey:

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ebgnlelkidss91af/start

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Health & Respite Notice

Effective January 1, 2016, we will not pay utility bills as part of our Health and Respite Program unless there is a risk to the individual’s health and safety or a disconnect notice has been issued by the utility.

-Greg Williamson, Residential Service Director

 

 

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Preparing for Emergencies

November is here; clocks have been turned back, and I hope that has been a good reminder to you to  replace the batteries in the smoke detectors in your homes and the homes of those whom you care for and care about (many local fire stations will help with supplies).

It is also a good time of year to revisit emergency disaster plans and kits to make sure the information and supplies are up to date, refreshed, and ready to use in case of emergency or disaster.  Below are just a few of the handy information guides and resources you can use and share with others to help be prepared – just in case.

Preparing for an emergency can be difficult for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. To help address the needs of individuals with disabilities, the Red Cross created:

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs.” Individuals and their families and support system can use this guide to help plan for disasters.  It can be found at this web address http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240199_A4497.pdf

For more in-depth information from the American Red Cross, get a copy of “Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities” (A5091), or visit:http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/disability.pdf

Disability Rights Ohio has many handy forms for creating emergency preparedness plans and kits on their web site: http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org/topic-emergency-planning

The Ohio Department of Health has great resources and tools:

https://www.odh.ohio.gov/healthpreparedness/emergencypreparedness.aspx

And here is the link to the Ohio Disability Health Program web site where can find many resources for training planners and first responders to assist people who may have unique needs associated with a disability including a free video training available for viewing anytime via You Tube.

http://www.nisonger.osu.edu/odhp/emergencyplanners

 

 

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Take Our Strategic Planning Survey

The Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), also known as the Pioneer Center, is completing a strategic plan to guide the agency’s future work.  Input from people we serve, families, partners and community members is very important to us and will be used when creating our strategic plan.  Please follow the link below to complete the survey (it will only take 2 minutes). If you have any problems with the survey or questions, please contact Patrick McFadden. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

http://conta.cc/1ig56WG