Supported Employment

Supported Employment Services are services that enable individuals to engage in paid, competitive employment, in intergrated community settings. The services are for individuals who have barriers to obtaining employment due to the nature and complexity of their disabilities, regardless of age or vocational potential. The services are designed to assist individuals for who competitive employment at or above the minimum wage is unlikely without such support and services and need ongoing post-employment support based upon the member’s level of need.

JCCOA Supported Employment services include, but are not limited to:

  • Vocational counseling
  • Job development and placement for a specific waiver member with the member present
  • On-the-job training in work and work-related skills
  • Accomodation of work performance task
  • Supervision and monitoring by a job coach
  • Intervention to replace inappropriate work behaviors with adaptive work skills and behaviors
  • Retraining as jobs change or job tasks change
  • Training in skills essential to obtain and retain employment, such as effective use of community resources
  • Transportation to and from job sites when other forms of transportation are unavailable or inaccessible

For more informtation on the JCCOA Jefferson Center Supported Employment services program, please contact Haley Laird, JCCOA Jefferson Center director at 304-728-1076.