MV Advancements News



Pay Grade #23, which starts at $12.00 per hour; non-exempt: eligible for overtime pay. Residential Direct Care Support staff who work after 10:00 pm and before 6:00 am on weekdays, and/or for hours worked at any time on Saturday and Sunday, will receive a .50 cents per hour shift […]

Introducing Kathy Scholtfeldt, MVA’s New Exectutive Director

It is truly an honor to be selected as the next executive director of MV Advancements (formerly Mid-Valley Rehabilitation). Having worked in both for-profit and non-profit businesses, I have many tools in my kit to make a difference for this organization. I have served on the MVA board for the past 18 months, and that […]

New! ODDS Community Forum Statewide Tour

The following information is being shared on behalf of the Office of Developmental Disability.

Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting you plan to attend. Additional details about additional dates and locations as that information becomes available.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who […]

Employment First and You

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

By this time, you many have heard the team “Employment First” and wonder what it means for you.

The State of Oregon adopted the Employment First policy in 2008 and providers throughout the state have been on a mission to build capacity to support community employment. Mid-Valley Rehabilitation (now MV […]

Mid-Valley Wood Products – An Outstanding Run

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

By Bob Dobson, Foreman

I would like to take the time to express my view and opinion of our safety record. I have heard many people voice their sadness of our “LOSS” and that they hate the fact that our record has come to an “END”. For those that think […]

Dallas VOC and CIS Remodel

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

The Polk & Marion County Community Employment team has some new faces and has outgrown it’s space. When MVA purchased the building for Dallas VOC and CIS, it included downstairs office space, which went unused until now. MVA is remodeling the space, which has enough office space for the […]

MV Advancements Welcomes New Employment Specialists

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

Meet Raechel, Mike, Stephen, Andrew, Jessie and Stephanie!

Raechel Martin
Raechel Martin has had previous experience working in several different fields and took a supported employment course in college. She has worked with Youth Outreach and several restaurants in the […]