Who is able to receive services from BlueWest Opportunities?
Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder that need residential or vocational supports.
Does BlueWest Opportunities offer services to children?
Yes – BlueWest Opportunities has one residential program that is licensed to serve minors. This home specializes in supporting teenagers on the Autism Spectrum.
Can a person who does not live in one of the BlueWest residential settings receive services?
Yes – BlueWest Opportunities offers services in 2 vocational centers. These services included: Innovations services, Long Term Community Supports, ADVP services, Community Networking and Supported Employment services.
How is eligibility for services determined?
Each service has defined eligibility requirements via DHHS. Contact a representative from BlueWest to inquire about service specific eligibility requirements.
How long does it take to implement services following submitting an application?
It can take 4 to 6 weeks to implement residential services due to the process of clinical evaluation and authorization of service. Additionally, logistics of moving in vary from person to person. Each person will have a transition plan developed to meet their needs.
Day and vocational services may be implemented in a shorter time frame depending on the needs of the applicant and the availability of the placement requested?
Are tours offered of sites and services?
Tours may be arranged by appointment.
Do you have to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to work at BWO?
Yes, Centers for Medicaid Services and NC Department of Health and Human Services guidelines require all employees of BlueWest Opportunities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both shots of a two (2) series vaccine or one (1) shot of a one series vaccine. However, if someone is medically fragile or has sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit receiving the vaccine those employees may apply for a medical/religious exemption. All medical/religious exemption requests must be approved by HR before any employee may begin work with our agency.
Are employees required to wear a mask?
Masking is currently required. However, we are in the process of reviewing that policy. Should BWO decide that masking is no longer required, BWO will create and implement policies and procedures indicating when masking may be necessary. Those policies and procedures will adhere to the recommendations of federal, local, and state health officials should the agency, community, or sites have outbreak or if COVID-19 become prevalent once again.
Do you require employees to have Booster Vaccines for COVID-19?
Boosters are not required to work with BWO. However, we strongly encourage receiving boosters to protect the health of our employees, residents, and our community.