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OOD Jobs for Recovery

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Jobs For Recovery Model

OOD helps individuals with disabilities, including substance use disorders, find employment. OOD Jobs for Recovery places a vocational rehabilitation counselor (VRC) as an active member of a drug court interdisciplinary team.  Employment is an important part of recovery and rapid engagement is a key component to an individual's success. The Jobs for Recovery model is:

• One VRC dedicated to a caseload of individuals involved with the participating drug court docket(s).

• Rapid access to job placement services is offered through internal job developers or community providers.

• OOD staff will attend court proceedings so that full collaboration can be achieved, and support is
provided to the individual.

Benefits of Work

  • Increased income
  • Increased independence
  • Connection to people
  • Meaningful involvement in the community
  • Greater access to medical benefits
  • Promotes happiness, confidence, and self-awareness

Types of Services

Vocational Rehabilitation staff help individuals explore their strengths, abilities, and interests to help promote informed choice in selecting the job goal and services provided. Service delivery is individualized and person-centered.

Services may include:

  • Career exploration and guidance
  • Resume and interview preparation&
  • Job development and placement
  • On-the-job-supports
  • Work incentives planning
  • Assistance with additional employment barriers

OOD Jobs for Recovery staff will assist in the coordination of comprehensive wrap around recovery support, prior to case closure.

Click on the image for Amanda's story.

Amanda's video about graduating from drug court

Go to www.OODWorks.com to learn more, take the self-assessment, and apply for employment services. You can also contact one of our offices in your area.

Need More Information?

If you would like additional information, please contact Janice Mader, Program Administrator, at Janice.Mader@ood.ohio.gov