(1)Competitive Integrated Employment” means full-time or part time work:
(a)At minimum wage or higher rate that is not less than the customary rate paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by other employees who are not individuals with disabilities and who are similarly situated in similar occupations by the same employer and who have similar training, experience, and skill with eligibility for the level of benefits provided to other employees;
(b)At a location where the employee interacts with other individuals who are not individuals with disabilities (not including supervisory personnel or individuals who are providing services to such employee) to the same extent that individuals who are not individuals with disabilities and who are in comparable positions interact with other individuals;
(c)As appropriate, presents opportunities for advancement that are similar to those for other employees who are not individuals with disabilities and who have similar positions.
(2)“Division Approved Reviewer” means the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence (OSECE). OSECE is the Division’s contracted entity responsible for conducting IPS Supported Employment fidelity reviews, training, and technical assistance to support new and existing IPS Supported Employment programs statewide.
(3)“Fidelity” for the purposes of the IPS Supported Employment program means the provider is providing services that are faithful to the evidence-based practice model and obtains a satisfactory score from the Oregon Supported Employment Center for Excellence for IPS Supported Employment as part of the their regular reviews.
(4)“Vocational Services” for the purposes of the ACT program in Oregon means employment support services that will lead to competitive integrated employment. The Division specifies the use of fidelity IPS Supported Employment for providing vocational services within the ACT program, as described in OAR 309-019-0225 (Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Definitions) – 309-019-0255 (ACT Reporting Requirements).
Rule 309-019-0270 — Definitions,