Supported Employment

Providing quality employees for local businesses.

People living with mental illness can be valuable employees. Through partnerships with local employers, we meet businesses' recruitment needs by providing quality job applicants.

Supported Employment works with people who have a wide variety of skills and abilities, seeking full and part-time employment.

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. Tom Bodett

Benefits for Employers

  • Pre-screened, qualified job candidates
  • Matching of skills and strengths of job candidates
  • Saving of labor costs
  • May decrease advertising, hiring and training expenses
  • Job developer provides support for employer and employee for on-the-job problem solving
  • Potential Targeted-Job Tax Credits

Job Developer Role

  • Helps plan good job matches
  • Provides ongoing support to both the employer and employee
  • Educates employers as necessary about the needs of the employee
  • Provides skill-building to the employee toward increased employee retention

Positive Outcomes from Competitive Work

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Able to contribute to the community where people live
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased dependence on state and federal supports