Day Management Center


The Day Management Center serves as a hub of support services to clients under the supervision of Yamhill County Department of Community Justice. DMC focuses services on medium and high-risk clients for the purpose of obtaining employment with education or intensive supervision tracks also available. The Probation Officer making the referral works with the DMC Coordinator to determine the most appropriate track.
 
The three tracks consist of the SEA Tank, SEA Class, and Ready to Work

 

 

SEA TANK

The SEA Tank acts as a precursor for the SEA Class. It is not a requirement for SEA Class – simply a place where clients can wait for the next SEA Class to begin while working on cognitive behavior skills from curated Carey Guides.

SEA CLASS

This course utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach and is designed for individuals who are moderate to high need in the area of employment.

The curriculum represents a new and inventive approach to addressing thought patterns and behaviors that could be impediments to sustained employment for individuals with a history of criminal justice involvement. It is designed to help participants manage risky, difficult, or challenging situations by developing more prosocial thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors with a focus on employment readiness and stability.

The curriculum is divided into 5 modules consisting of 25 total session. The modules are shown below highlighting how the 4 early modules teach skills that are used in the final module to develop a plan designed to improve their employment experience.
 

 

READY TO WORK

 

TIER 1(T1): Intake & Assessment
In Tier 1, clients report to the Day Management Center (DMC) for a comprehensive intake interview at which time the Coordinator obtains background information related to employment, skills, and other pertinent information. The client and Coordinator review the program requirements and set individual goals with action steps. In T1, clients are referred to meet with Goodwill Industries to develop a resume and obtain additional resources available via Goodwill. Clients establish a reporting schedule that works for them.
 
In T1, the client is being observed on punctuality, communication, time management, and following directions.
 
The DMC Coordinator promotes the client to Tier 2 upon completion of resume.
 
TIER 2(T2): Skill Building & Job Search
In T2, clients focus on job search, accountability, and skill building.
 
The DMC Coordinator works with the client to enhance their employability which can include work with interview skills (mock interviewing), role playing how to answer questions about a criminal record, hygiene/presentation, and application techniques. In addition, the Coordinator may refer a client to outside agencies for specific workshops such as Worksource Oregon, Goodwill Industries and Hope on the Hill. In T2, the Coordinator also begins working with the client on money management and budgeting skills, developing a budget which can be modified throughout their time at DMC and beyond.
 
Job search is required with a minimum of two new applications per day, or a combination of check backs and applications. Clients are required to document their employment contacts for tracking and check back purposes.
 
The goal of T2 is to secure employment. Once a client has obtained employment, the Coordinator evaluates the client for promotion to Tier 3.
 
TIER 3(T3): Job Success
Once a client obtains full time employment (35 hours/week), they are promoted to T3.
 
In T3, the focus is on the transitional period of working full time, while managing life outside of work, and touch on issues that may arise on the job.
 
A strong focus of T3 is money management/budgeting wherein the Coordinator revisits the previously outlined budget from T2 to assist the client with managing paychecks appropriately.
 
The client reports weekly (at minimum) by phone to the DMC Coordinator for 45 days, with a minimum of one face-to-face contact.
 
If the client continues to be employed after 45 days, the DMC Coordinator may graduate the client from the RTW program.
 
Graduation: Upon successful completion of T3, the client participates in a graduation ceremony that consists of deserved incentives and a brief skill building session.

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