Phases of Supported Employment:
Trial Work Experience (TWE) provides individuals with the opportunity to participate in a variety of experiences in various work related settings in the most integrated environment possible. The ultimate goal of TWE is to determine the consumer's eligibility for DVRS.
Pre-placement activities that assist an individual with a disability to secure a job match in an integrated work setting with competitive wages.
Job Coaching is typically characterized by one-to-one job coaching provided to an individual at the work site which, are designed to help facilitate the acquirement of the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to maintain employment. As the individual receiving support gains these necessary skills, the intensity level, and frequency of on-site support typically decreases.
Follow-Along activities occur after the pre-placement and job coach phase are completed. It is during this phase which the job coach provides support services needed on an ongoing basis to support, maintain and strengthen a person in competitive employment.
The goal of Supported Employment is competitive employment in an integrated setting, or employment in which individuals are working toward competitive employment, consistent with the strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice of the individuals with ongoing support services for individuals with the most significant disabilities.
- Competitive means employment in an integrated setting in which the employee is paid at or above minimum wage and the employee is performing the essential job function with or without accommodation and meeting the needs of the employee and employer and promoting the goal of economic self-efficiency.
- Integrated means the degree to which any person would interact in the community typical for that position.
Contact: Christine Remler, Director of Vocational Services, at (201) 432-5959, ext. 200 or fill out our online form.