Supported Employment provides assistance to people with disabilities including individualized job development and specialized job training. Supported Employment services provide the individual with disabilities the opportunity to earn living wages and other employment benefits, develop new skills, increase community participation, and increase self-esteem, empowerment and quality of life. Our programs include:
Easter Seals Tennessee (ESTN) subcontracts with Community Rehabilitation Agencies of Tennessee (CMRA) to provide janitorial services at state and military locations in Nashville, Smyrna, Lebanon, Carthage, Smithville and Jackson. ESTN also operates rest areas in Benton, Dickson & Grundy Counties on behalf of the Tennessee Department of Transportation through subcontracts with CMRA. These maintenance and rest area contracts allow us to further our mission of providing jobs for individuals with disabilities, as at least 51% of the employees working these contracts have a disability.
Individuals that attend the Easter Seals Day Center in Lexington, TN have the opportunity to participate in piece work. This work provides the attendees with a unique opportunity to feel a sense of accomplishment and earn extra income.