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Supported employment programs afford those with mental illness the opportunity for employment in viable and valid work scenarios with supportive assistance on-site and as needed. These services are tailored to the individual strengths and deficits of each person to facilitate learning and carrying out a chosen job. While the concept of supported employment has been in use for some years, recently it has received increased attention as an integral component of programming to afford better access for those with disabilities to significant and comprehensive work venues.
Supported employment services work to achieve the following outcomes:
Employers throughout the United States seeking reliable employees have embraced supported employees. In just ten years, the number of Americans in supported employment has risen.
Supported Employment is about helping people with significant disabilities entering the nation's labor force.
Supported Employment places the individual on the job site and then provides the training at the job site. This makes it possible for individuals who are more likely to become competitively employed by learning the necessary work and/or social skills at the actual job site to succeed.
Supported Employment works with community partners who understand and support the concept of Supported Employment for persons with behavioral health care disorder.