Supported Employment

Supported Employment (SEP) is operated through an annual contract with Illinois Department of Human Services – Department of Rehabilitation (DRS) or Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and is of no cost to individual served.   This program provides support to individuals with disabilities on and off the job to help them prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment of choice in their community.  Onsite job coaches are utilized for long or short term to provide services to the individual served and employer to facilitate a positive and successful working relationship.   We can assist the individual with disabilities with applying for a  Supported Employment Program that meets their needs.     

Admission Criteria for Supported Employment Program:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Referred by Department of Human Services-DRS and/or the individual must have Medicaid Waiver funding
  • Have a physical or mental impairment that constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment

Services provided through this program:

  • Vocational Assessment
  • Employment Preparation
  • Resume Development
  • Assistance with Transportation
  • Career Counseling
  • Assistance with job applications and onboarding activities
  • Job Coach (long term or short term)
  • Job Development
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Referrals to community resources or programs

 

For more information about job placement programs please call our administration office at

618-252-0275 or email spayne@colemantricounty.org.