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Supported Employment Services

Are you looking for competitive (paid) employment? Our Supported Employment Services allows an individual to explore their career choices, find employment, receive training and later receive support in maintaining that job. The expectation is that someone receiving this type of service will be able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week at minimum wage within an approximate one-year period. 

Once an individual successfully graduates (acquires paid employment), they are eligible for Follow-Up Services. With this service, SCE LifeWorks continues to provide support, facilitate natural supports and ensure that the individual is successful & happy with their position. Additionally, we will help address any new issues that might arise to maximize success. If a supported individual finds him/herself without a job, or their interests change, they are able to bridgeback to SCE LifeWorks’ services.

SCE LifeWorks will re-engage support to assist the individual with the task of finding a new position that is both well suited and engaging for the individual. Once employment has been successfully re-attained and supports have successfully faded, the individual would again be provided with follow-up services. 

No matter which service area is accessed, the staff at SCE LifeWorks will work together with the people we support by: 

· Accessing employment options and community activities.
· Encouraging relationships and maximizing the use of natural supports.
· Promoting community awareness of individual capabilities.
· Ensuring individuals are ready to enter the workplace, or will work on
developing any areas requiring extra supports.
· Ensuring career long access through ongoing follow-up and bridgeback

SCE LifeWorks recognizes that every individual has unique goals and ambitions and that families often play a very important role in supporting individuals to make informed decisions. We encourage parents and other family members to work with us to create opportunities for the inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities. Building an effective support network is essential in creating a positive environment for the people we support.