Employment provides us with greater economic independence, a sense of productivity and worth, and a chance to interact with the world around us. This is particularly true for people with developmental disabilities who all too often remain outside of the mainstream. Many people with developmental disabilities need additional supports and assistance in order to navigate and be a part of the workforce.
Our Enhanced Supportive Employment Program provides guidance and support through the employment process from start to finish by assessing potential employees’ strengths, teaching them how to seek employment, and supporting them once they have secured a job. All of our activities are geared toward building self-confidence, creating opportunities for personal growth, and fostering independence.
Our supportive employment services include:
- Life skills and job willingness training
- Basic education
- Individualized vocational training
- Job assessment
- Job coaching and job search assistance
- On-the-job mentoring
- Transportation training
- Socialization development with peers and the community
- Fostering greater independence through counseling
- Money management
Enhanced Supportive Employment program participants may take tickets at a local movie theater, assist in the kitchen at a neighborhood restaurant, or stock the shelves at the local supermarket. With proper support, participants learn to make a contribution and be a part of their communities.