Fall Newsletter 2018
Updates for 2018
In 2018 Mountain Crest Counseling Services was approved by Oregon Department of Disability Services to provide Behavior Supports and Day Support Activities in addition to currently provided Long Term Supports and Discovery services. Currently we are working with Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties as well as several brokerages in the area.
Many exciting changes are happening with Mountain Crest Counseling Services. This letter is intended to keep everyone who works with our company informed and "in the loop" as we continue to work with you.
As we grow and provide more services, we will continue to look for qualified candidates to fill roles within our company. Starting this fall Ken Price is transitioning into a new role as Business Relations Manager and will develop and foster business partnerships as we become more integrated into the community. Kayla Beckman Taylor will take over as the Employment Specialist Manager where she can share her extensive experience and expertise with Mountain Crest Staff.
Over the summer Mountain Crest Counseling brought on two new Employment Specialists, Chelsea Dryer and Randy Field and in November 2018 we were joined by Job Coach, Stephanie White. We are excited to welcome all three of you to the team!
Portland State Scholarship for Individuals with Disabilities
Mountain Crest Counseling Services is excited to continue our pledge with Portland State Univesity to provide a 5 year scholarship program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The scholarship is available to assist individuals interested in completing Portland State University’s Career and Community Studies (formely Think College Inclusion Coalition) Program.
Last Year's Scholarship Recipients
In cooperation with Portland State University, we are pleased to announce that the Career and Communities Studies Scholarship was awarded to three recipients last Winter term.
Maddy Schumacher benefitted from her scholarship experience by learning about various positions she is interested in trying out such as; cleaning, cashiering, or making pizza. She has gained more independence in taking public transportation to get to and from school and navigating the campus by herself.
Henry Latendresse learned from his scholarship program that “you fill out a lot of paperwork using a computer first before you start a job.” He enjoys working at the Portland State University bookstore and hopes to learn more about food ethics and travel.
Patrick Sauter would like to use his opportunity at Portland State University to further a career in the medical field as a Nurse. He is interested in joining clubs and looks forward to a life of independence after college where he can work at a job helping people.
We are currently accepting new customers for employment services in all service categories from Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Oregon Developmental Disability Services. Spots are limited and do fill up fast. If you would like to make a referral please feel free to contact Kayla Beckman Taylor, 503-347-6744, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding Clark, Cowlitz, or Washington County counseling services; or need any assistance regarding the coming changes, please contact Charles Joel Taylor 503-798-3271 email@example.com.
Thanks so much for the work that you all do, and we look forward to continue working with you.