SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
The Supported Employment Program provides activities and services, including ongoing support services, needed to support and maintain an individual with a most significant disability, including youth with most significant disabilities, in an integrated employment setting for the term of employment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Department has a Supported Employment Program
that can provide a job coach to help you learn your
job, do well at your job, and keep working.
The DOR partners with Community Rehabilitation
Programs, which provide a range of vocational
rehabilitation services directly to DOR consumers.
A job coach supports an individual in learning
and performing their job duties. Job coaching
can be provided individually or in a group.
If you receive individual support, job coaching
will be gradually reduced until you can perform
most, if not all, of your job duties without
DOR Supported Employment services are typically
limited to 24 months. After you and your counselor
decide that you are in a good job match, the DOR
will help you transition to extended services.
These include services through regional centers
or other funding sources or "natural supports"
from business supervisors, friends, or family
You can apply for Supported Employment and other
DOR services through our application process.