Supported employment offers continuing assistance from an employment specialist to maintain long-term employment for individuals who have previously been unable to succeed in traditional employment.
Supported Employment Benefits:
Takes place in an integrated work setting.
Assists individuals with developmental disabilities, severe and persistent mental illnesses, or other significant disabilities.
Includes Job Coaching that is often provided by an employment specialist after placement on the job.
Maintains support services to the worker for present and future employment needs.
- Builds extended ongoing supports with agencies and partners outside of VR to assist a person in maintaining employment.