Supported Employment Services provide assistance with choosing, acquiring, and maintaining a job for individuals ages 16 and older for whom competitive employment has not been achieved and/or has been interrupted or intermittent.
Initial Supported Employment services include:
- Pre-job training/education and development activities to prepare a person to engage in meaningful work-related activities which may include career/educational counseling, job shadowing, assistance in the use of educational resources, training in resume preparation, job interview skills, study skills, assistance in learning skills necessary for job retention.
- Assisting an individual to develop and operate a micro-enterprise. This assistance consists of aiding the individual to identify potential business opportunities as well as assistance in the development of a business plan, including potential sources of business financing and other assistance and identification of the supports that are necessary in order for the individual to operate the business
- Coaching and employment support activities that enable an individual to complete initial job training or maintain employment such as monitoring, supervision, assistance in job tasks, work adjustment training and counseling.
Long term follow-up supports include:
- Coaching and employment support activities that enable an individual to maintain employment in a group such as an enclave or mobile crew.
- Ongoing assistance, counseling and guidance for an individual who operates a micro-enterprise once the business has been launched.
- Assisting the individual to maintain employment through activities such as monitoring, supervision, assistance in job tasks, work adjustment training and counseling.
- Employer consultation with the objective of identifying work related needs of the individual and proactively engaging in supportive activities to address the problem or need.
Documentation is maintained in the file of each provider agency or Employer of Record specifying that this service is not otherwise available under a program funded under Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.) for this individual. The provider agency or Employer of Record is responsible for obtaining this documentation.
The service includes transportation from the individual’s residence and to and from the job site. The provider agency’s payment for transportation from the individual’s residence and the individual’s job site is authorized service time. For individuals who are eligible for educational services under the Individual’s With Disability Education Act, Supported Employment does not include transportation to/from school settings. This includes transportation to/from the individual’s home or any community location where the individual may be receiving services before or after school.