Supported Employment Services provide training and assistance in a variety of activities to support recipients in sustaining paid employment at or above minimum wage (unless the recipient is operating a small business.) The supported employment provider assists with the acquisition, retention or improvement of skills related to accessing and maintaining such employment or developing and operating a small business. With the assistance of the supported employment provider, the recipient is assisted in securing employment according to their desired outcomes, including the type of work environment, activities, hours of work, level of pay and supports needed.
Supported employment is conducted in a variety of inclusive settings; to include work sites in which the majority of employees are individuals without disabilities.
Supported employment includes activities needed to sustain paid work at or above minimum wage for recipients receiving waiver services, including supervision and training. This training can focus on both the recipient’s needs, as well as providing consultation to the employer to enhance supports natural to the workplace rather than imposing paid supports.