Types of Employment Services

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DDS helps people with disabilities find jobs based on their interests, skills, and abilities. Supported employment includes:

  • Real jobs with real wages
  • Building relationships with coworkers
  • A transition from a school setting to Day Services
  • Settings at home and in the community
  • Ongoing support and supervision
Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE)

Employment at minimum wage or higher, in a fully integrated setting. Job coaching support if needed based upon Level of Need (LON) score allocation.

Individualized Supported Employment (ISE)

Employment specialist (job coach) helps you find competitive employment through a job discovery process, provides training and support, and then gradually reduces time and assistance at the worksite.

Customized Employment (CE)

Alternative method of finding competitive integrated employment, highly structured, focusing on your strengths, skills, and abilities and the unmet needs of employers.

Group Supported Employment (GSE)

Supported employment in a competitive employment environment where you and a group of participants are working at a particular work setting under the supervision of a permanent employment specialist. These services can lead to Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) and can include Career Planning - an active ongoing process that includes a variety of activities to help you match your abilities, interests, values, and personality with demands of the real world of work.

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