Supported Employment

Supported Employment Services are services that enable individuals to engage in paid, competitive employment, in integrated community settings. The services are for individuals who have barriers to obtaining employment due to the nature and complexity of their disabilities. The services are designed to assist individuals for whom competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely without such support and services and need ongoing support based upon the person’s level of need.

Supported Employment services include, but are not limited to:

  • Vocational counseling (Example: Discussion of the person’s on-the-job work activities);
  • On-the-job training in work and work-related skills;
  • Accommodation of work performance task;
  • Supervision and monitoring by a job coach;
  • Intervention to replace inappropriate work behaviors with adaptive work skills and behaviors;
  • Retraining as jobs change or job tasks change;
  • Training in skills essential to obtain and retain employment, such as the effective use of community resources;
  • Transportation to and from job sites when other forms of transportation are unavailable or inaccessible.