National Disability Employment Awareness Month to be Marked by Disability Employment Outreach Day in PA
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission will partner once again with the Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration in the third annual “Disability Employment Outreach Day” to guide individuals with disabilities in their search for Commonwealth employment.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Headquarters, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Employment presentations will be held at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m (The same information will be offered at each session, so please choose the one that best suits your schedule).
Attendees will learn about the Civil Service application, testing, and hiring processes, and other available accommodations and services. Recruitment specialists will also be available following each presentation to give personalized assistance to individuals who are interested in learning more about specific employment opportunities for which they may qualify. Individuals who would like this service should bring an up-to-date resume. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) will also be on site. OVR’s mission is to help Pennsylvanians with disabilities find and maintain employment.
All individuals with disabilities are welcome to participate. ASL services will be provided. Please contact the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission at (717) 787-6127 by September 21 to request other accommodations for this event.
This is an informational event only. No interviews or hiring will take place.
Comments about PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania solicited
An announcement from Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
On September 23, 2015, representatives from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Program will visit the Disability RIghts Network of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.
SAMHSA/CMHS invites you to send written comments about the PAIMI Program services and activities conducted by the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania.
Please send your comments to SAMHSA/CMHS by e-mail to:PAIMI@samhsa.hhs.gov or mail, ATTENTION: The PAIMI Program Coordinator, SAMHSA/CMHS, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 2-1105, Rockville, Maryland 20857.
In an effort to provide continuous quality improvement and to better serve participants, DHS is reviewing the current structure of its home modifications service as provided through the Consolidated, P/FDS, Autism, Aging, COMMCARE, Independence, and OBRA Waivers. DHS seeks to increase accountability and predictability; create consistency across the waivers; and identify options for quality improvement strategies and process improvement.
On June 3, 2015, DHS issued the Home Modification Quality Improvement Program Discussion Document to solicit feedback on the proposed Regional Broker Model for the home modification waiver service. DHS received over 250 comments, recommendations and questions from over 50 organizations including counties, Area Agencies on Aging, Centers for Independent Living, Service Coordination Entities, individuals and families, advocates and providers.
Please find the attached response to those comments. If you have any comments, please email RA-PWPROGRAMREVIEW@pa.gov by August 28, 2015.
Nonprofits Invited to Learn to Enhance Digital Storytelling and Marketing Skills Through Blogs and Social Media
How to maximize your nonprofit website and social media presence
NEPA BlogCon, a not for profit blogging and social media conference, will be held September 12, at East Stroudsburg University. The goal of the conference is to educate and inspire individuals who manage social media and website blogs, through presentations by experts, opportunities to ask questions during an expo session and networking.
The conference is in its 4th year and attracts attendees from across the Commonwealth, tri-state and mid-atlantic regions. The conference is a 100% volunteer driven community event, under the auspices of TecBridge, A regional collegial organization that collaboratively strives to create and embrace entrepreneurial opportunities with the purpose of growing technology and biotechnology wealth within Northeastern Pennsylvania.
NEPA BlogCon organizers emphasize the event is for anyone who wants to enhance their or their organization's digital presence by building community, content creation, using social media for business, as well as working with video and podcasts, and other ways to maximize your Internet presence.
Nonprofit organizations and those who work and volunteer for them can purchase a ticket to the conference for the discounted price of $10 by using the code nonprofit10 at checkout.
Find out all the details the and register at the NEPA BlogCon website.
This week, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Children, Youth and Families requested widespread distribution of information regarding the application for Child Abuse History Certification (Clearance) for volunteer and non-volunteer purposes. The term “clearance” has been changed in the law to “certification”.
Individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification can apply, and if applicable, pay online. Applying for your Child Abuse History Certification online expedites the application process and provides the applicant with their results electronically. DHS strongly encourages applicants to apply for their Child Abuse History Certification electronically as this streamlines the process and makes it more efficient for the applicants.
For applicants who prefer to apply for their Child Abuse History Certification by paper, DHS will continue to accept paper applications. Submitting a paper application takes additional time to process.
For individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification for non-volunteer purposes, the fee has been reduced to $8. DHS will be issuing refunds for overpayment of fees for those applications that were submitted after July 25, 2015. For applications submitted with an overpayment prior to July 25, 2015, no refund will be issued.
For individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification for volunteer purposes, the fee has been waived and no payment is required. For those applicants submitting payment with an application for volunteer purposes, the application will be processed and the payment will be returned.
For more information and to apply, click here.