Supported Employment services are ongoing supports that enable participants for whom competitive employment at or above minimum wage is unlikely, absent the provision of supports, and who, because of their disabilities, need supports to perform in a regular work setting. The scope and intensity of Supported Employment supports may change over time, based on the needs of the participant. Supported Employment services are conducted in a variety of settings, particularly work sites where persons without disabilities are employed. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) can help assist in obtaining services.
Participants who receive Supported Employment services must require long-term, direct or indirect job-related support in job supervision, adapting equipment, adapting behaviors, transportation assistance, peer support, and/or personal care assistance during the work day. Supported Employment services consist of activities needed to obtain and sustain paid work by participants, including job location, job development, supervision, and training.