A local Employment Network serving the needs of Oregonians through the Ticket to Work Program
Pathways to Independence, Inc. (PTII)
was established in 2003 to help people that needed some extra help achieving their employment goals while helping employers hire and retain great, committed employees. We help people find jobs at no cost to the employer and, in most cases, no cost to individuals receiving Social Security Benefits due to a disability.
Pathways to Employment. We have been providing services through the Ticket to Work Program since 2008 to individuals who are currently receiving benefits through the Social Security Administration. We help people with disabilities identify their strengths, find the best job to match their skills, and encourage them as they adjust to their new job.
Pathways to Understanding Your Benefits. Working in partnership with Disabiity Rights Oregon we offer benefits counseling to assist with a smooth transition from dependence on benefits to financial freedom and stability.
Pathways to Career Development. An important part of the Ticket Program is the on-going career development and supports for up the five years, depending on the type of benefits you receive.
Pathways to Exceptional Talent. We draw from our recruiting background to help employers by screening and sending qualified candidates for open positions. We provide professional employee relations to employers and coaching to clients as they learn the job and adjust to returning to work.
Pathways to Independent Living. We have been piloting an independent living program for several years and will soon release a manual for families who support individuals wanting to live independently.
Check out our soon to be released book for families helping to prepare their loved ones to live independently.