One of Oregon’s fastest growing providers covering Greater Western Oregon

Vocational Rehabilitation

Career Exploration

Utilizes a wide variety of vocational activities to help identify areas of employment interest along with associated strengths and concerns, and this service can include job shadows, informational interviews, labor market surveys, and other job related experiences


Community Based Work Assessment

Occur at integrated employment sites, individually developed to match one’s vocational interests and needs


Targeted Vocational Assessment

With a specific work goal, this service looks at skills and tasks necessary for success in the desired employment setting


Job Search Assistance

Limited job search assistance to initiate and help facilitate one’s use of community resources in their independent job search


Job Development & Retention

Offered as part of an individual’s Vocational Rehabilitation services - Job Developers will search, obtain, and help clients maintain employment stability through a 90-day retention period


Portfolio / Job Search Skills

Creation of a Master Application, a professional resume & cover letter, interview skill building, mock interviews and interview prep and support, thank you letters post interview overview


Job Coaching

Provides necessary prompts, behavior supports, assists in developing natural supports for long term success and working with employer to ensure client success

“We are a bridge to the world of work for our clients”

Eric Stone 

Portland Area Program Manager

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 

Provider Services

Individual Supported Employment - Job Coaching

Assist and maintain individualized employment stability in an integrated setting in the community


Individual Supported Employment - Job Development

Support to identify and obtain a job in an integrated employment setting in the general workforce


Discovery

A person-centered, comprehensive profile to discover strengths, interests and abilities. Includes work related activities to discover strengths, interests and abilities, including volunteer positions, and work-experience positions 


Transportation

AWS has a transportation endorsement and is able to transport clients to and from their work site


Employment Path

Training and skill development for general or non-job-task-specific strengths and skills. To improve an individual’s employability in the general workforce through learning and work experiences or volunteer opportunities


“They view barriers to employment as opportunities and strengths rather than obstacles”

Services coming soon…

Behavior Support Services

Positive Behavior Support services, coaching, interventions to assist the individual while receiving employment services


Behavior Consultation, Assessment & Training for I/DD Service Providers

Behavioral supports consultation, assessment, Positive Behavior Support Plan development and training needed to provide behavior supports for the individual while receiving employment services

Steve Baer, 

Transition Teacher, Beaverton School District

Our clients are our most valuable asset

We believe our clients to be our most valuable asset. We attribute our success as an organization in significant part to our ability to provide workforce support in line with the needs of the employer.   We pride ourselves in both supporting and helping to maintain a motivated and productive team member. We hope to assist you in becoming your most productive and successful self for greater independence.


Joe Maxey - Founder and Director of Advantage Working Solutions

“I love encouraging people to form bonds in the community while helping them feel great about the job they are doing”

Tara Cook 

Lead Job Coach - Portland

“with a little guidance and given the chance, everyone has the talent and skills to become successful”


At AWS, we are helping to get individuals to achieve and become what we know that they can. Not everyone can see the potential in individuals that experience barriers, but we do! We know that with a little guidance and given the chance, everyone has talents and skills that can help them become successful in the workplace. 


Jill Fischer - Program Manager

Contact Us

Advantage Working Solutions, LLC

PO Box 597, Oakland, OR 97462

(800) 610-3680