Supported Employment provides ongoing help in keeping a job once the waiver participant has found employment
The Supported Employment service is used to lessen the need for help by supporting the participant in being successful at work without special aid or intervention. The service is provided for participants who, because of their disability, need ongoing support to function in a work setting
Supported Employment is delivered in a community job setting, either volunteer or paid, which includes co-workers who are not disabled.
An example of supported employment is having a staff member accompany the participant to work until they have learned the routine of the work place, to provide help in meeting and interacting with co-workers and employers, and to help the boss and co-worker to become familiar with the participant. Once this has been accomplished, the need for staff to accompany the participant becomes less frequent, but help will be available to provide extra support if needed.