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Supported employment is an aspect of vocational rehabilitation and is a term used to describe a system of support for people with disabilities in regards to ongoing employment in integrated settings. Supported employment provides assistance such as job coaches, job development, job retention, transportation, assistive technology, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision. Supported Employment often refers to both the development of employment opportunities and on-going support for those 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.
Components of supported employment
- Community Mental Health Services
- employment verification letter
- Employee skills
- Employment status
- Independent living programs
- Personnel management
- Sheltered workshops
- Work adjustment training