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Oregon Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) Employer Resource Connection (ERC)
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Public Partnerships is pleased to provide Employer Consulting Services for the Consumer-Employers who are a part of the Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC) Employer Resource Connection (ERC) program. Consumers enrolled in the OHCC program can recruit, hire and manage a Personal Support Worker while receiving services and supports from their Consultant. Consumers enrolled in this program will receive support while becoming a new Employer and can contact their consultant whenever additional services are needed.

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If you’re enrolling as a new Employer in the Employer Resource Connection program, you might be new to being an Employer. Becoming an Employer can be scary, and you might not know where to begin, but you don’t have to do it alone! Here at Public Partnerships, we will provide you with the support and resources you need to succeed!

Understanding your role as an employer

  • Finding and hiring a worker
  • Scheduling when your employee works
  • Overseeing your worker
  • Dismissing your worker

Determining your needs

  • What to look for in a worker
  • Creating job descriptions

The hiring process

  • Creating ads to locate workers
  • Hiring steps
  • Interviewing
  • Reference checks

Building a successful relationship with your worker

Warning signs and safety

Providing workshops and training materials for self-directing Employers of Record

Who We Serve

  • Aging adults
  • People living with disabilities
  • Individuals living with mental health needs


  • Help with creating a profile on the Registry to locate workers
  • Guidance on how to create interview questions
  • Holding mock interviews to build interviewer skills
  • Assistance with creating a back-up plan in case a worker is unable to make a shift
  • Helping to learn how to keep professional boundaries with a worker
  • Support with workshops, training materials, and a knowledge base for additional employer questions