Supported Employment Training
The term “Supported Employment” means competitive work in integrated work settings, or employment in integrated work settings in which
individuals are working towards competitive work, consistent with the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice of the individuals with the most significant disabilities.
• For whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, or for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a significant disability, and who because of the nature and severity of their disability, need intensive supported employment services.
Supported Employment provides a system of support for people with disabilities in regards to ongoing employment. It provides
assistance such as a job training, and individually tailored supervision.
Supported Employment often refers to both the development of employment opportunities an on-going support for individuals to
The concept of Supported Employment has made it possible for individuals to maintain employment. The concept of Supported
Employment has made it possible for individuals with moderate to severe levels of disabilities to become active, wage-earning members of the workforce in society.
Components of Supported Employment:
• Vocational profile (used to identify areas of vocational choice)
• Job search
• Job analysis
• Preparation of individually tailored training strategies
• Job placement
• Job coaching
• Identification of natural supports