What is Supported Employment?
Supported employment is job selection, placement, and support services providing paid employment in a competitive work environment with ongoing job retention services from paid professionals. Job placement specialists locate jobs in the community that meet needs of an individual and the employer. Job retention specialists mentor and support the employee to cope with daily work pressures and job requirements.
What makes Lindner Center of HOPE’s program unique?
- Focus on an individual’s want
- Time spent on practicing interview skills
- Help in the job search
- The availability of a liaison that will help the individual communicate effectively with an employer
- The level of support within each of these aspects is determined by the individual.The ultimate goal is to make people’s lives better. Supported Employment provides another step in reaching the satisfaction everyone seeks in life.
What other resources are available for vocational information?
Vocational Web Links Whether you are seeking a new career, looking for employment, or seeking out new job-skills; the Internet provides a variety of resources. The Supportive Employment Program at the Lindner Center of HOPE has created this list of vocational resources available either through the Internet or via iTunes. If you are not familiar with iTunes, it is a free software program that allows you to download both audio- and video-podcasts. Click on this sentence to learn how to install and use iTunes. Please note that the Supportive Employment Program does their best to ensure that the weblinks work, however please let us know if you experience any difficulties connecting to these sites or if you recommend other web-based vocational resources. Additionally, some of these websites allow you to watch videos and you may need to have software (e.g., Windows Media Player) loaded on your computer to enable these features.
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What are the benefits to employers who participate in supported employment?
- Subsidized supplemental on-the-job training
- Job-ready, qualified applicants at no cost to employers
- On-going support services to employers
- Long-term follow-up services to employer
- Increased workforce diversity
- Assistance in job task analysis
- Federal tax credits
- Assistance with the American Disabilities Act issues
- Loyal, dependable workers