Supported employment

Supported employment is an employment service for individuals who, because of disabilities, need ongoing support services in the competitive workforce. Staff from public or private, non-profit rehabilitation agencies provide services to both the employer and the employee, including: recruitment, matching an employee to tasks and duties within the company assistance in training the employee and co-workers/mentors in working most effectively with the employee; and assisting the individual in work-related needs such as transportation, counseling, and living in the community. Typically, supported employees work 20 hours or more per week, at or above minimum wage.

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