Pioneer Center believes in the Employment First philosophy that every person has abilities, skills and talents to enrich the community and people around us. We envision a time when every working-age adult with developmental disabilities has opportunity to explore their career options and seek jobs that fit their skills and interests.
The Job Seekers Guide is a collection of resources provided by Employment First that educate individuals and their families and offer tools to help them become employed in their communities.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence.
For assistance with getting a job in Ross County, please contact your assigned SSA or Art Nickles, at 740-775-7044.
Check out these helpful resources for situations where you or an individual you care about needs to choose the right provider of services.
One of the questions we are often asked is, "What qualifications does someone need to have in order to be a provider in Ross County?" We direct people to this page at DODD's website where people wanting to become providers can read about the requirements they must meet:
Another helpful piece of information is this list of interview questions our SSA staff has assembled that people can reference when they interview for a new provider:
Service & Support
A service and support administrator (SSA) is a person who works for a County Board of DD and is assigned to a person with a disability to act as the primary, or main point of coordination for your services and supports. Your SSA is a troubleshooter, problem-solver and an advocate for you.