Vocational Services offered by Onondaga Case Management Services (OCMS) are in keeping with the overall mission of the agency; OCMS programs are designed to help individuals and families, who have encountered certain obstacles, develop the resources and supports to live a satisfying, naturally interdependent life. Our team concept stresses the important role vocational services can play in recovery. Evidence based, best practice vocational models, are proven contributors to recovery.
The Vocational Program at OCMS provides innovative person centered direct services to recipients. In addition we can help create linkages referring people to other service providers, or operate in collaboration with other providers to help people achieve their goals.
OCMS has several Vocational programs and points of entry:
1) Recipients of OCMS care coordination can be referred by their individual care coordinator.
2) Ticket to Work Social Security Beneficiaries can contact OCMS Employment Network (EN) directly by calling 315.472.7363 and following the prompts.
3) ACCES-VR clients can be referred to OCMS vocational services directly by their ACCES-VR Counselor. OCMS has a Unified Services Contract with ACCES-VR.
4) Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND) project; OCMS is a sub-contractor for this important Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) project. Please note that beneficiaries must be contacted by SSDI to participate in this program. OCMS cannot enroll beneficiaries in the project! If you or someone you know is contacted by SSDI about the BOND project encourage them to respond, there is a good chance they will be able to earn and keep more of their benefits than is currently possible. For more information; Call Toll Free: 1-877-7BOND09, TTY: 1-877-7BOND90 or visit the BOND web site – www.BONDSSA.org
Individual Services Offered Include:
•Cornell University Certified Work Incentive
•FDIC Certified Financial Planning
•Interview Skills Training
•Vocational Training Options
•Online Application Support
•Access to Vocational Support Groups
•Community Resource Connections
•Job Market Information
•Pre-employment Preparation / Soft Skills Training
•Customer Service Skill Development
•Job Accommodation / Disclosure assessment
•Strength Based Vocational Assessment
•Group information and training sessions
•Transition age vocational services
•Transition age benefit planning
•Social Security / WIPA Certified Enhanced Work
Incentive Counselor (EWIC)
Vocational Program Affiliations:
•CNY Placement Consortium
•Integrated Employment Council (IEC)
•Greater Syracuse Disability Mentoring Day (DMD)
•Work Incentive Information Network (WIIN)
•United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
•New York Makes Work Pay
•WIPA National Training Center
•Johnson Career and Technical Education Center
(JCTEC) Advisory Board
Please review the web links for other Vocational Services.