Supported Employment Service

Supported Employment

Supported Employment Service works with individuals who want community employment, but need additional support in finding and keeping the right job. Supported Employment Service (SES) strives to assist adults with disabilities locate, apply for and train for jobs in area businesses and industries.

A Job Coach works with and trains the individual at the job site until they are able to do the job independently to the employer’s specifications. BEi’s Supported Employment Service provides ongoing monitoring to make sure that the individual’s work meets the performance standards of the employer and to also assure that the worker is compatible with the employer and the work that is expected. BEi continues to provide training and counseling support for as long as the worker remains employed.

Supported Employment provides ongoing monitoring to make sure that the individual’s work meets the performance standards of the employer and to assure also that the worker is happy with the employer and the work which he/she is expected to do. BEi continues to provide counseling support for as long as the worker remains employed.

 

Services to the Supported Employee Include:

  • Community Based Work Assessment - establishes job readiness, targets appropriate job matches, and recommends supports necessary to secure and maintain employment in the community.
  • Job Development - provides training and assistance in all phases of the job search including creating a resume, completing job applications, developing interviewing skills, contacting potential employers, analyzing potential employment sites, and reviewing specific job responsibilities prior to placement.
  • Job Coaching - on-site job training including intensive training (100% on-site support), fading (gradual reduction of on-site support), follow-along (periodic visits to monitor progress), and re-intervention (additional training for new tasks or to improve skills). Off-site training for the continued development of work-related skills, social skills, money management, and transportation training is also available.

Services to the Employer Include:

  • Preliminary screening and referral of potential employees through Community Based Assessments.
  • On-site training and follow-along services by a BEi Job Coach 
  • Consultation on effective strategies for supervising and working with supported employees
  • All services at no cost to the employer

Supported Employment

 

Supported Employment

Individuals may contact their Supports Coordinator about eligibility to receive funding from the Forest-Warren Counties Department of Human Services for BEi Supported Employment Services.

For more information the Supported Employment Services, please call Kim Nowell Rehabilitation Supervisor, (814) 723-8431, Ext. 19.

Contact for Businesses

Contact for Adults

 

Supported Employment Testimonials:


"Last year BEi provided us with some full time associates in our Pack/Ship area during holiday peak season. The performance of BEi employees both with regard to quality and production has been such that we have continually partnered with them over the years as our business needs dictated. We hope for a continued mutually beneficial relationship with them in the future."

- Mike Suppa, Senior Manager for Inbound Blair Corporation