SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
Supported Employment provides individuals with Intellectual or Developmental disabilities support to find and maintain competitive, integrated employment. Participants are active partners in the employment process. Participants are provided with a level of support that meets their current skills, experience and employment needs. Job Coaches provide one-on-one support with learning job tasks, implementing accommodations to the worksite to promote independence, and work with the employer to establish long-term supports. The goal of our program is to help individuals find employment that is aligned with their unique strengths, abilities, priorities and interests.
PHASES OF SUPPORT
Phase I: Pre-vocational training including resume building, interview preparation and career exploration. Through partnerships with local businesses, we will identify job openings and help place participants in these positions.
Phase II: On-site job training from an assigned Job Coach to help establish procedures to ensure success in the new position.
Phase III: Program staff will check-in regularly with participants that have achieved job stability to support on-going success at the place of employment.
INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES FOR PARTICIPANTS
- Work-readiness training
- Career counseling
- Job placement
- Work preferences
- On-site job training
- Workplace supports and accommodations
- Plan for long-term supportsTransportation assistance
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Click to download referral form and please return to Program Manager
*This program is administered by the Governor’s office with support from the Texas Workforce Commission.