Community Employment Program

This program locates and maintains employment opportunities in the community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide placement services, ongoing job coaching and support to assist in building new skills, independence and self-confidence.

Partner with Us

If you are hiring, chances are we know someone to recommend. We will assist you in identifying process bottlenecks, unmet needs an entry-level employee could address, and areas where your more skilled employees can be freed up to focus their expertise.

Motivated and reliable employees

Our clients are positive thinkers, responsible and eager to do their job well. We pre-screen applicants to match their skills and interests to your needs.

No-cost training

Our training experts provide initial skills coaching and ongoing support to ensure successful employees for your company.

Time and cost-efficient

We can help you strengthen your team, improve efficiency and save money. Many of our job seekers qualify for state and federal incentive programs designed to give you immediate returns on the long-term employment investment.

Become a community employment partner

Contact Director of Adult Services Barbara Sloat at 541-484-4666 to learn more about becoming a community employment partner with Pearl Buck Center.

Vocational Services

We aim to build on each person’s strengths to offer employment options that meet their needs and abilities. We help our clients reach their full employment potential through goal setting and ongoing support.

Job Discovery

Our specialists will get to know the client’s interests, strengths and work environment preferences to narrow down the type of job best suited for them.

Job Development

Our job developers will meet with employers to tailor positions fit for the client. We will also create resumes, help strengthen interview skills and provide initial training to ensure that the client is successful.

Supported Employment

We offer ongoing job coaching and support tailored to each client and employer’s needs for a long-term partnership.

Project SEARCH

This nationally acclaimed nine-month internship program provides employability training and education for individuals with disabilities. The program occurs onsite at a business which has the commitment to support people with disabilities in the workplace.

Join our Community Employment Program

Contact us to join the Community Employment Program or to learn more.

Summer Work Experience

The Summer Work Experience program is designed for students ages 18-21 who have a disability and depends on grant funding.  This program offers training, work experience, and supervision in an integrated work environment. The goal of the program is to provide tools and information necessary for the students to take the next step on their individual employment path.

The Summer Work Experience program is a partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Department of Human Services, and Pearl Buck Center.

To Learn More

Contact us to learn more about the Summer Work Experience.

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Ruth is a reliable team player and always asks for extra work when routine job tasks are complete. Ruth has been with T.J. Maxx since 1994.

- Ruth’s Supervisor, T.J. Maxx
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