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The ORS Supported Employment (SE) Services are designed to assist individuals with the most significant disabilities, who have been found eligible for ORS, to find and keep a job in an integrated real work setting, and to earn at least the prevailing minimum wage. Individuals with significant disabilities often do not have opportunity to experience traditional competitive employment or have had that experience interrupted due to the severity of their disability. It is anticipated that the Supported Employment Program will identify, arrange and coordinate the services and ensure access to the ongoing/intermittent supports needed by the individual to obtain and maintain employment.
The Supported Employment Services that may be enlisted to help an individual with a significant disability to move toward a goal of employment include:
*On-going Supported Employment means services that are based on an assessment of employment stability and provision of specific services needed to maintain employment. These services must include at least twice monthly monitoring of the individual in supported employment either at the work site or off-site (based on individual preference). The IPE can be amended to identify any other service needed in order to ensure employment stability.
For more information on Supported Employment, please contact Karen Davis, Assistant Administrator - Supported Employment at 401.486.5300 or by email at [email protected].