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Individual Supported Employment Impact
Clients Served in 2022
Years of Service
Our Individual Supported Employment Program provides services that can help individuals with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain integrated employment at or above the state’s minimum wage level in the general workforce.
Our Individual Supported Employment program has been providing individualized services that can help an individual with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain integrated, individual employment at or above the state’s minimum wage in the general workforce. These services may include intake, discovery, community based assessments, job preparation, job marketing, job supports, record keeping and support to maintain a job. Our goal is to promote employment and career development in our communities by tailoring this program to individual needs, interests, and abilities.
Our goal is to promote employment and career development in our communities by tailoring this program to individual needs, interests, and abilities. The services offered through this program may include…
- Intake and discovery.
- Community-based assessments.
- Job preparation, marketing, and support.
- Record keeping and support to maintain a job.
Participants are supported to work towards a living wage. Eligibility and the amount of service a participant receives are based on his/her demonstrated need, acuity level, and work history.
- To establish an Individual Employment Plan with measurable objectives.
- To find and retain competitive employment and help participants build a higher quality of life independently.
- To create your own Self -Employment and Business plan.
- To find and support participants in trial work experiences and employment positions.
Entrance Criteria & Qualifications...
Individual Supported Employment is a program for individuals who are eligible for services through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), and who are over the age of 21. This service is available for all adults with developmental disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disability.
Individuals who would like to participate in this program should contact their Case Manager with DDA and ask if they are eligible for the service.
If you are not yet a DDA client, you can go to https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/consumers-and-families/eligibility to determine if you qualify for DDA services, and apply. Once you have a DDA case manager, they will send Concerned Citizens a referral.
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