Supported Employment Services

Supported Employment Services

About These Services

Supported Employment Services provide person driven, individualized job development, job coaching, and follow along job support for individuals who want to enter or re‐enter an integrated, competitive work force.

The person‐centered plan, vocational profile, and individual plan for employment guide the assigned staff (Employment Assistant/Specialist) in assisting the individual with their job search by matching their interests, skills, and experience with specific employer needs.

For adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) seeking employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based model, is followed. For all individuals, competitive, integrated employment is the goal.

Services include:

  • Job development, job placement, job coaching, and long-term follow-along services required to maintain employment.
  • Consumer-run businesses
  • Transportation provided from the individual’s place of residence to the site of the supported employment service, among the supported employment sites if applicable, and back to the individual’s place of residence.