Group supported employment are community-based support, available to help individuals learn new work skills and to help prepare for participation in individualized employment opportunities. In group-supported employment situations, individuals work with a small group of peers at a job in the community with the support of a job coach. In some situations, individuals are paid by the provider agency, and in some situations, individuals are paid by the employer.
Individual Supported Employment
Individual supported employment enables staff to work with individuals to establish a career plan and to evaluate work options. The process includes the employment search process, resume writing, and interviewing. Upon employment, participants are offered on the job supports that slowly tapers off as their confidence and ability grow. A job coach is always available to help participants learn new tasks or to offer support as needed.
Customized employment is a process that involves personal interest discovery, customized job development, and systematic instruction. MARC Employment staff are trained in Customized Employment techniques through the Department of Developmental Services. This is a highly personalized employment process.